He set out in the Santa Maria, with two other small ships, expecting to reach Japan, and when he came upon the islands of the Caribbean he named them the West Indies, and the native Arawak people Indians. On Cuba which he thought was China tobacco was discovered.
The El Argar civilization begins to form.
They introduce iron and the potter's wheel. Part of Spain becomes a Roman province called Hispania. CE - The Visigoths take over much of Spain. The Jews are expelled from Spain. He discovers the New World. Bythe majority of the Spanish territories in America have gained their independence.
Nazi Germany and Fascist Italy support the Nationalists. He will remain dictator for 36 years. Spain remains neutral in battle, but supports the Axis Powers and Germany. Juan Carlos I becomes king.
The Iberian Peninsula has been occupied by many empires over the centuries.
The Roman Empire would have a lasting impact on Spain's culture. Later, the Visigoths arrived and drove out the Romans. They would remain there for hundreds of years until the Europeans would retake Spain as part of the Reconquista.
Spanish Galleon In the s, during the Age of Exploration, Spain became the most powerful country in Europe and likely the world. This was due to their colonies in the Americas and the gold and great wealth they acquired from them.
Spanish conquistadors such as Hernan Cortes and Francisco Pizarro conquered much of the Americas and claimed them for Spain. However, in in a battle of the world's great navies, the British defeated the Spanish Armada.
This started the decline of the Spanish Empire. In the s many of Spain's colonies started revolutions to separate from Spain. Spain was fighting too many wars and losing most of them. When Spain lost the Spanish-American war against the United States inthey lost many of their primary colonies.
InSpain had a civil war. The nationalist forces won and General Francisco Franco became leader and ruled until Spain managed to remain neutral during World War II, but somewhat sided with Germany, making things difficult after the war.
Since the death of the dictator Franco, Spain has moved toward reforms and improving its economy. Spain became a member of the European Union in More Timelines for World Countries:Fun Facts about Christopher Columbus Columbus was first buried in Spain, however his remains were later moved to Santo Domingo in the new world and then back, again, to Spain.
Columbus brought horses to the new world on his second voyage. When the Knights of Columbus was founded years ago, their namesake, Christopher Columbus, was a symbol of the idea that there is no contradiction in being a Catholic and an American.
In recent decades, however, Columbus has become a figure of controversy, leaving conflicting opinions about his. The origins of Christopher Columbus are shrouded in mystery and show characteristics of a political cover-up. What is clear is that the idea of a humble Genoese wool weaver's son gaining favour with kings and leading an expensive expedition to discover the New World is highly implausible.
CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS: THE DISCOVERY was mounted by the father-son producers of the SUPERMAN series in official celebration of the th anniversary .
Christopher Columbus was an Italian explorer who sailed across the Atlantic Ocean in , hoping to find a route to India in order to trade for spices. In Search and Defense of Privileges. Queen Isabel and King Fernando had agreed to Columbus' lavish demands if he succeeded on his first voyage: he would be knighted, appointed Admiral of the Ocean Sea, made the viceroy of any new lands, and awarded ten percent of any new wealth.