Essays Tagged: "Spain"


GaliciaGalicia is located in the green northwestern part of Spain. If it was not for Santiago de Compestela, Galicia may not have been known as well as it is. A ... Galicia's provinces are not even known to tourists, and probably will never be. Unlike the rest of Spain, Galicia looks much like Ireland. Which attracted the Celts during their exploration. The land ... pe is lush and filled with pine and eucalyptus. Galicia also has some of the best beaches in all of Spain.Gallegos (Galicia's people) are very different from other Spanish people and seem to almost be ...

(6 pages) 236 3 3.8 Jun/1996

Subjects: Area & Country Studies Essays

The Mission

o persuade the Jesuits to leave. The Spanish allowed them to take care of the matter to prove that. Spain and Portugal had negotiated the treaty of Tordesillias. In this treaty the two countries split ... eaty of Tordesillias. In this treaty the two countries split the western world into two parts where Spain can have one half and Portugal the other. In the newer version of the treaty, the line that sp ...

(2 pages) 67 0 4.0 Jan/1996

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film Review and Analysis


re the areaof France - 551,000 sq. km; Germany - 356,000; Great Britain - 244,000; Italy - 301,000; Spain - 505,000). The areaspanned in a west-east direction is 1300 km; from north to south - 900 km. ... million (Germany - 78 million; France - 56 million; Great Britain - 58 million; Italy - 59 million;Spain - 40 million).Ukraine's state border extends for a total of 7698 km: with Russia - 2484 km; Be ...

(4 pages) 96 0 4.2 Apr/1996

Subjects: Area & Country Studies Essays

The Unholy Crusade, a look into Oliver Stone's War film, Platoon.

d the world, andconquered nations, in order to force one religion onanother. America was founded by Spain's attempt to spreadChristianity to the new world. Although Spain was themost powerful nation a ...

(3 pages) 90 0 3.0 Dec/1996

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film Review and Analysis

What are the main contrasts to be found in Portugal?

ts greatly with the other Mediterranean countries. Portugal is not to be considered by any means as Spain's poor neighbour, nor should a shadow be cast over it by such a formidable nation. Portugal ha ... one of the greater maritime nations, one of the more advanced exploring countries of Europe. Whilst Spain was occupied with discovering the Indias and consequently the Americas, Portugal was itself bu ...

(8 pages) 63 0 5.0 Jan/1997

Subjects: Science Essays > Earth Sciences > Geography

In what ways did the institutional legacy of the Franco regime shape Spain's transition to democracy?

In less than two decades Spain has rushed from dictatorship to democracy and from virtual world isolation to membership in th ... n. The transition may have been relatively peaceful, but was not without its formidable challenges. Spain existed under the authoritarian rule of Francisco Franco for thirty-nine years. Throughout thi ... nal legacy left behind by the Franco regime, actually began much earlier.Franco was the Caudillo of Spain for nearly forty years. From the close of the Civil War in 1939 (Franco was Chief of the Gover ...

(11 pages) 129 0 3.0 Jan/1996

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

Marranos, a Lost People. Origin and believes

at the year 1492, there are other occurrences which are noteworthy. For instance, in the year 1492, Spain, the country which sent Columbus to America, decided to officially expel the Jews from Spain. ... s to America, decided to officially expel the Jews from Spain. The Jews were forced to either leave Spain, convert to Catholicism, or be put to death. This was not a surprise to the Jews of Spain. Sin ...

(10 pages) 63 0 4.4 Nov/1996

Subjects: Area & Country Studies Essays

Spain's Pre-War Years, speaks of why the years before the Spanish Civil War of 1936 so confusing and unstable, resulting in the need for a totalitarian leader?

Hypothesis: The years before 1936 in Spain were unstable due to the polarization of the left- and right-winged ideologies in Spanish soci ... ion of the left- and right-winged ideologies in Spanish society which caused debilitating confusion.Spain has always been a land of diversity: not just in geography but in ideology. So many different ... n geography but in ideology. So many different points-of-view were present in 19th and 20th century Spain that it's a wonder Spain did not self-destruct, with all the potential for conflict. Spain alm ...

(11 pages) 106 0 2.8 Mar/1996

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

this essay is about a biography of a popular greek artist and scientist

e met several Spaniards associated with the church in Toledo, who may have persuaded him to come to Spain. In 1576 he left Italy and arrived in Toledo in the spring 1577. Here, he worked on the Assump ... on the Assumption of the Virgin, which marked the turning point in his art. He had plenty works in Spain and each one was successful.In 1586 El Greco painted one of his greatest masterpieces, The Bur ...

(1 pages) 57 1 4.0 Aug/2002

Subjects: Science Essays

British Naval Fleet Expansion

Britain had the greatest naval fleet in the world. Even when challenged by the best Spain had to offer, she was able to uphold her reputation. Now this was a lot to say since, "Spain i ... victim. Now with Elizabeth I trying to hold her unstable, internally conflicting country together, Spain thought it would be simple. Well, that is what they thought.Britain was having major problems ... ngs on the side. She gave permission to Sir Walter Raleigh to mark territory in the New World where Spain just so happened to be. This all together made Philip II very angry and he had no choice but t ...

(10 pages) 82 1 5.0 Oct/2002

Subjects: History Term Papers > World History

Global social change

d we have noticed a cyclical pattern of histories, both economic and political, in the countries of Spain, Holland, Britain, and the United States.I. Historical Periodization:Throughout history and du ... tructures of foreign nations, to powerful nations. Between the fifteenth and the sixteenth century, SPAIN ruled as a great power among other nations. Its empire began when, in 1492, Spain financed Col ...

(7 pages) 174 0 3.3 Apr/1997

Subjects: Social Science Essays

Significant places in Havana, Cuba.

ese constructions where made to protect the city by the attack of English when Cuba was colonize by Spain and were also the home for many generals and captains. These structures were very well built; ... es and in that way you have the opportunity to know artist from other countries such as; Argentina, Spain and Peru. Another cultural event that like to many people is the festival of humor. This is pr ...

(3 pages) 74 0 2.8 Oct/2002

Subjects: Area & Country Studies Essays > Travel Descriptions

Even more on Spanish culture

es. Those differences would not make it difficult for the average American traveler to get along in Spain, but they should nevertheless be paid attention to as it is always respectful to adhere to the ... any fortune that comes to a business will benefit the family as a whole.The norms of reciprocity in Spain are very lax, just as they are here in the United States. Gift giving is largely voluntary, bu ...

(8 pages) 139 0 4.6 Nov/1996

Subjects: Area & Country Studies Essays

The role of Black Slavery in the United States and its progression. The resistance. The underground railroad to Canada.

own slaves after there was a shortage in their labor force, but they weren't the only ones because Spain had also brought slaves to Mexico. According to Henry "The English settlers of North America o ... ish settlers of North America only gradually turned to black slavery to solve their labor shortage. Spain brought at least 100,000 Africans to Mexico during the 16th century, but England did not exten ...

(4 pages) 104 0 4.5 Nov/2002

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Civil Rights > Black Awareness & Racism

Life In The Franco Regime

ts ofFranco's leadership and their effects on the people. It must be understood that Francoruled in Spain for over thirty years and with this being such a large timescale, thereare a lot of things to ... However, the aim is to come to a conclusion, which will give the best possibleimpression of life in Spain and what it was like for the different groupings within it.It is probably best to have a syste ...

(8 pages) 93 0 4.8 Dec/2002

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

A New Nation-Articles of Confederation-13 colonies

ffs in order to sell goods such as rice, tobacco, tar, and oil in Britain. During this same period, Spain was also taking advantage of the United States' weakness by closing the lower Mississippi Rive ... States' weakness by closing the lower Mississippi River to U.S. shipping. Treaty negotiations with Spain ended in 1786. Many state leaders began to criticize harshly the weaknesses of the national go ...

(2 pages) 52 0 4.5 Dec/2002

Subjects: History Term Papers

This is an essay on drugs and the legalization of them. It was turned in and convinced many of those to whom I had presented it to.

to not so much abolish as to bend the usage of drugs. Look at countries such as... The Netherlands, Spain, Italy, Portugal, and Switzerland have all ventured down the legalizing drugs and have made it ...

(5 pages) 131 2 3.1 Jan/2003

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Law

Similarities and Differences between English and Spanish New World Colonies

Most of the powerful Western European Nations became involved in exploration of the Americas. Spain started the trend with the exploration of Columbus. Observers realized that Columbus had not d ... aim land for itself, and claimed the lands of North America and benefited from early trading posts. Spain and England both participated in the exploration and colonization of the Americas, but their a ...

(2 pages) 166 0 3.0 Jan/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > World History

A Movie Review on Amistad and it's relation to U.S. history.

cal. At that time the President did not want to let them free. He wanted to send them back to Cuba. Spain were claiming that the slavers were theirs, and the now Amistad committee wanted to defend the ... the murders had nothing to dowith the United States. The big issue was where the slaves should go. Spain claimed the slaveswere theirs. Two Cuban men, Ruiz and Monies claimed that the slaves were the ...

(3 pages) 109 0 4.0 Jan/2003

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film Review and Analysis

Mistretta, Italy

sting countries, during my sixteen-year stint in Europe. Some of the places I have seen are France, Spain, Greece, England, and Holland. But out of all the places I have been none compare to a small t ...

(3 pages) 88 0 4.3 Feb/2003

Subjects: Area & Country Studies Essays > Travel Descriptions