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Spain The Iberian Peninsula provides further illustration of the absolutist theme. The constitutions of these states reflected the personal nature of the original union of crowns and of subsequent acquisitions. Castile received the largest share of the prosperity that came with silver bullion from the New World but suffered the worst consequences when Mexico and Peru became self-sufficient.
Bullion imports fell sharply; trade with the rest of Europe was severely imbalanced; and the weight of taxation fell largely on Castile. In Spain had to cede Roussillon, Cerdagne, and Artois to France; and in —68 the Flemish forts could put up no fight against the invading French.
Despite a partial recovery in the s under the intelligent direction of the duke de Medinaceli and Manuel Oropesa, Spain was the object of humiliating partition treaties. A foundation for recovery was laid early in the reign of Philip V, when outlying provinces lost their privileges and acquired a tax system based on ability to pay and a French-style intendente to enforce it.
The pace of reform accelerated with the accession of Charles III in He was no radical, but he backed ministers who were, such as the count de Floridablanca and the count de Campomanes.
A national bank, agricultural improvements, and new roads, factories, and hospitals witnessed to the efforts of this benevolent autocrat to overcome the Spanish habit of condemning everything new.
Portugal Neighbouring Portugal acquired independence in after revolt and war protracted by the stubborn determination of Philip IV to maintain his patrimony.
This small country had suffered since from its Spanish connection. Resentment at the loss of part of Brazil and most of its Far Eastern colonies had been a major cause of the revolt. The reorientation of foreign policy and alliance with England by the Methuen Treaty brought respite rather than restoration.
When Sebastien Pombal became the virtual dictator of Portugal as chief minister of Joseph Ihe instituted drastic change.This is a list of natural history museums, (belongs politically to Spain) Museo de Ciencias Naturales de Tenerife (Museum of Nature and Man), Tenerife; Egypt.
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Pölten Nature, history, culture and . Other articles where History of Spain is discussed: Spain: Pre-Roman Spain: Human fossils in Spain belong to modern humans (Homo sapiens), the Neanderthals (H.
neanderthalensis), and even earlier members of the human lineage, possibly H. erectus or H.
heidelbergensis. A large number of bones have been recovered from caves at . Spain was the unquestioned leader of world Jewry: scientific and philological study of the Hebrew Bible began, Hebrew was used for the first time for secular poetry, and for the only time between Biblical times and the origins of the modern state of Israel, a Jew (Samuel ha-Nagid) commanded a Jewish army.
Media in category "Nature of Spain" The following 39 files are in this category, out of 39 total. The Basque Country, hitherto a source of emigrants to France, Spain and America, faced for the first time in recent history the prospect of a massive influx of foreigners possessing different languages and cultures as a side-effect of industrialisation.
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