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What was the name for soldiers-explorers sent to the Americas to conquer land for Spain?

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What did the land conquered by Spain become known as?

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

How did Spain succeed in conquering so much of the Americas?

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

Why did Spain succeed in conquering so much of the Americas?

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

What land did Spain claim in North America?

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

How many lands did Spain conquer?

Mexico, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, Cuba, Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia, Venezuala, Bolivia, Ecuador, Peru, Chile, Paraguay, U
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Why was Spain able to conquer the Americas so rapidly in the 1500s?

  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