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Biggest Spanish Empire Countries

Name the modern-day countries with the most territory that was part of the Spanish Empire.
Based mostly on this map
Not including territory held for less than 10 years
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First submittedMarch 6, 2017
Last updatedMarch 6, 2017
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%
km2
Country
50
4,800,000
United States
100
2,000,000
Mexico
50
1,400,000
Argentina
100
1,300,000
Peru
100
1,110,000
Colombia
100
1,100,000
Bolivia
100
920,000
Venezuela
%
km2
Country
70
530,000
Chile
100
506,000
Spain
100
406,000
Paraguay
100
300,000
Philippines
100
277,000
Ecuador
37
266,000
Morocco (Western Sahara)
100
176,000
Uruguay
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level 67
Mar 6, 2017
And now 50% of the USA being part of the Spanish Empire surprises me. Lol
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level ∞
Mar 6, 2017
It's an estimate based on the map.
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level 69
Mar 7, 2017
Still surprising for me. I had no idea the Spanish controlled territory that far north! I also had no idea Spain controlled Western Sahara.
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level 73
Mar 7, 2017
I wouldn't say they actually controlled that territory, it was just claimed.
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level 65
Mar 11, 2017
On Western Sahara - it was a part of Spain till 1975; colonialism (or acctually decolonisation) is quite a recent thing
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level 60
Dec 29, 2017
I had no idea Spain controlled Spain apparently...
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level 72
Aug 8, 2018
I'm not sure they control Catalonia.
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level 53
Aug 17, 2017
The Spanish were even in what is now Canada.
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level 58
Mar 8, 2017
How could I forget the most obvious country? :S
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level 70
Mar 10, 2017
thank you. now I don't feel quite so stupid.
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level 68
Aug 17, 2017
Make it three of us... :-\
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level 39
Aug 17, 2017
I forgot Mexico...
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level 19
Aug 17, 2017
The four of us :/
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level 39
Jun 13, 2017
Only missed Philippines, was focusing on the Americas obviously. Didnt realise they controlled that much of the USA!
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level 47
Jun 30, 2017
100% with left 1:01 minutes
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level 51
Jul 18, 2017
It took me a moment to figure out what to type for "Western Sahara", but thankfully it accepts Morocco.
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level 49
Aug 2, 2017
I oddly forgot about Spain.
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level 70
Aug 17, 2017
Me too - I was thinking of other countries, just took Spain as obvious!
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level 62
Aug 17, 2017
How did I guess every single country in South America except Paraguay and Uruguay? Those were the only ones I missed.
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level 55
Aug 17, 2017
I almost left those out, too. Thought of them in the last seconds.
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level 47
Aug 17, 2017
I thought Spain claimed area near or including Vancouver Island at one point. The water boundary between the extreme western portions of BC and Washington is the Strait of Juan de Fuca and it was claimed for Spain in 1592 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Strait_of_Juan_de_Fuca
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level 55
Aug 17, 2017
Since the Iberian Union lasted 60 years (well over the required 10 years), Brazil and other Portugese posessions should also be mentioned.
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level 58
Aug 17, 2017
I do agree!!!
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level 45
Jul 11, 2018
During the Iberian union, the kingdoms of Portugal and Spain were ruled separately by the same king, but they never merged into one kingdom or one empire.
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level 52
Aug 17, 2017
Spain is the third less guessed country.... lol
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level 33
Aug 17, 2017
Fun quiz but annoyed Spain is included since I missed it lol. I just assumed it was included by default. :)
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level 32
Aug 17, 2017
Got all but Uruguay and Phillippines. Good quiz
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level 44
Aug 17, 2017
Got everywhere but Philippines. I remembered the territory Spain held in India but not in the Philippines!
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level 48
Mar 21, 2018
Philippines was under Spain for more than 300 years. :)
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level 47
Aug 12, 2018
333 years of spanish occupation to be exact.
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level 46
Aug 17, 2017
Got them all... except Chile. Whoooops...
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level 47
Aug 17, 2017
Only 78% got Spain! It's the Spanish Empire!
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level 56
Aug 18, 2017
Spain dominated more than 60% of Brazil due to the Treaty of Tordesilhas. I am pretty sure that is bigger than Uruguay
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level 38
Aug 18, 2017
I was gonna do this but you beat me.Atleast 13/14!
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level 76
Nov 10, 2017
Huh, that's the second quiz in a row where I've almost forgotten about the Philippines's existence.
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level 45
Jan 4, 2018
NO!! Forgot Philippines and Uruguay, though both were obviously
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level 41
May 10, 2019
Wait what? I need to add Spain in a question about the 'Spanish' Empire? 19/20
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level 54
May 20, 2019
I forgot spain
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level 44
Jun 11, 2019
Got to 13/14 with like 2 mins left. Spent two minutes guessing every country in Africa I knew wasn't French or Portugese. Time ran out, and I had forgotten Spain
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level 61
Jul 10, 2019
How do people get part of south america but not all of them?
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level 57
Jul 15, 2019
Spain is 77%!
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level 46
Aug 2, 2019
I am the kind of person who types in equatorial guinea on these quizzes even though I know it is WAY too small!
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level 41
Sep 28, 2019
Nearly forgot Spain itself
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level 51
Sep 28, 2019
What about Portugal during the Iberian Union?