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What was the name for soldiers-explorers sent to the Americas to conquer land for Spain?
They were called Conquistador.
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The lands conquered by Spain were known as the Spanish Empire. In 1535 the Spanish crown created the Viceroyalty of New Spain which comprised the Spanish territories in the …Septentrion, the northern hemisphere. In the US it comprised California, Arizona, New Mexico, Nevada, Utah and most of Colorado and Mexico; from 1763 to 1800 it also included French Louisiana (Montana, South Dakota, Iowa, Nebraska, Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Louisiana, part of South Dakota, Minnesota, Wisconsin and Colorado and a small slice of Texas). It also included Central America, the islands of Cuba and Santo Domingo, Venezuela and the Philippines. The Viceroyalty of Peru, created in 1542, comprised the Spanish territories in the southern hemisphere; the colonies in South America except for Venezuela. The Spanish colonial provinces in northern South America came under the New Kingdom of Granada, which was created in the 1538. It comprised present day Colombia and part of Venezuela and was governed by the president of the Audencia of Bogota. It was originally part of the Viceroyalty of Peru until 1717 when it became Viceroyalty of New Granada. This viceroyalty was comprised of a core area (Colombia, Panama, Ecuador, and Venezuela) and Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Guyana, south-western Suriname, parts of north-western Brazil, and northern Peru. Although Guyana was formally part of this viceroyalty, the Dutch were the first to establish colonial settlements: Essequibo (1616), Berbice (1627), and Demerara (1752). They ceded the settlements to the British in 1814 and were joined together, forming British Guyana in 1831.
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Spain succeeded in conquering so much of the Americas because they used their religion as a main belief, the spread of European diseases weakened the Americas conquests, the S…panish soldiers and sailors had excellent fighting skills and used advanced weapons on the Native American armies, and lastly, Spain made alliances with the Native Americans, the enemies of the Incas and Aztecs. They also had some of the newest sea fairing technology available and hired Portuguese pilots with maps. The motivation was also there to find gold and riches for the crown as well as a water route to Asia.
Answer 1 Their army was probably better. At that time the Americas didn't have much, so the result was them loosing. Answer 2 Spain succeeded in conque…ring so much of the Americas because they used their religion as a main belief, the spread of European diseases weakened the Americas conquests, the Spanish soldiers and sailors had excellent fighting skills and used advanced weapons on the Native American armies, and lastly, Spain made alliances with the Native Americans, the enemies of the Incas and Aztecs.
What is the name of the spanish explorers who claimed land in the Caribbean and central and south America for Spain?
They were called the conquistadors. The conquerers. They were called 'conquistadors' (conquerors). conquistadors
Who were the explorers that led Spain expeditions into the lands of Aztecs and incas in north or south America?
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Spain used a series of Vice Royalties governed by people appointed by the crown.
Spain controlled all the land from southern Mexico north to California and across the southern US to Florida. Spain had all of central America plus modern day Cuba and Domin…ican Republic, and all land in the present day US west of the mississippi, plus a strip of land in present day southern US to Florida.
Mexico, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, Cuba, Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia, Venezuala, Bolivia, Ecuador, Peru, Chile, Paraguay, U…ruguay and Argentina. In addition Spain occupied the Phillipines for 300 years, and part of Florida at one time was a Spanish territory as well, Other conquests are Spanish Guam, Spanish Morocco, Spanish Guinea, Spanish Sahara, Spanish West South Africa and the Canary Islands.
Spain was able to conquer the Americas so rapidly because the natives (Incas and Aztecs) had not been exposed to the diseases present in the livestock that the Europeans… had. This meant that they had no natural defenses against the diseases. In addition, the Spanish had armor and horses. Horses were not native to the Americas, so the natives were at a disadvantage not only in defense from disease, but defense of the physical body.
The Reconquista pulled the church of Spain to find new markets to exploit the wealth won in Granada.