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Spanish History A-Z

Can you guess these people, places, and things from history of Spain that start with each letter of the alphabet?
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Last updated: December 7, 2018
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A
Native American empire conquered by Cortés
Aztecs
B
This modern-day country is the first place that Columbus landed in 1492
Bahamas
C
The parliament of this region declared independence in 2017
Catalonia
D
Spanish coin also known as the piece of eight
Dollar
E
Basque separatist group that killed hundreds of people in the second
half of the 20th century
ETA
F
Generalísimo who ruled Spain from 1936 to 1975
Francisco Franco
G
Type of large ship used by Spain from the 16th to 18th centuries
Galleon
H
Roman name for the Iberian peninsula
Hispania
I
Her marriage to Ferdinand in 1469 would unite the crowns of Castille and Aragon
Isabella
J
This group of people were expelled from Spain in 1492
Jews
K
In Spanish, they are called caballeros. In English, they are called ...
Knights
L
Spanish kingdom that joined with Castille in 1230
León
M
Term for the Muslim inhabitants of Spain and North Africa during the Middle Ages
Moors
N
Conqueror who invaded Spain and installed his brother as king
Napoleon
O
It has been estimated that between 100,000 - 250,000 Spaniards were kidnapped
by North African pirates and sold as slaves in this empire
Ottoman Empire
P
In 1493, Pope Alexander VI divided the New World, giving half of it to Spain
and the other half to this country
Portugal
Q
This don was invented by Miguel de Cervantes
Quixote
R
Term for the period 722-1492 when Christian forces gradually took back the Iberian
peninsula from the Muslims
Reconquista
S
This city on the island of Hispaniola was founded in 1496. It is the oldest
continuously-inhabited European settlement in the Americas
Santo Domingo
T
This city near Madrid was home to the court of Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor
Toledo
U
Spain's war against this country was known as the Disaster of 1898
United States
V
Court painter of the 1600s whose masterpiece is "Las Meninas"
Diego Velázquez
W
Name for the Spanish colonies in and around the Caribbean
Spanish West Indies
X
Former spelling of the city famous for Sherry wine
Xerez
Y
This plant, used to make a caffeinated drink, was grown on Jesuit
plantations in Paraguay
Yerba Mate
Z
City originally founded around 20 BC with the name Caesaraugusta
Zaragoza
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level 86
Dec 7, 2018
Lol, C declared independence for about 8 seconds
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level ∞
Dec 7, 2018
Did they undeclare it? I'm not sure what the current situation is.
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level 59
Dec 9, 2018
they undeclared it yes
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level 49
Sep 8, 2019
Technically it was declared and suspended (not undeclared) to begin the dialogue with Spain. An hour later Spain suspended Catalonia's Parliament and imprison it's leaders until today.
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level 73
Dec 7, 2018
It's catatonic now.
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level 74
Dec 8, 2018
Well the declaration was made, it doesn't matter how much effect it had.
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level 63
Dec 9, 2018
the rebel goverment is in jail with no trial, or exiled in Brussels. Spanish pm kicked out and Palpatine got a seat in the senate.
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level 70
Dec 18, 2018
MOOP!
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level 61
Feb 14, 2019
It's not the Moors, it's the Moops ;)
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level 77
Jan 3, 2019
All I could think of for D was doubloon.
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level 76
Feb 15, 2019
Same here, even though they were gold.
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level 77
Feb 14, 2019
United States.... ::facepalm::
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level 47
Feb 14, 2019
Spain, Spain, Spain, you ought to be ashamed. Blowing up our battleship The Maine. When there's war, we'll sock you in the jaw...…..Don't know the rest.
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level 76
Feb 15, 2019
It took me a while to get that one too. Sigh.
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level 64
Feb 14, 2019
The region is actually spelled Castile in English.
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level 30
Feb 14, 2019
Which region? The only question that asks for a region is the Catalonia question, and Catalonia and Castile are COMPLETELY different things. In fact the Spanish word “castellano” meaning “Castilian” is actually another way of saying “español” or “Spanish”. Catalan and Spanish are not the same
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level 58
Mar 25, 2019
They're referring to the region of Castile and Leon, as mentioned in the "L" clue. You got very worked up over nothing
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level 63
Feb 21, 2019
Missed the dollar