Spain after was a Catholic country.
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Thus, unlike the other European monarchies with the exception of the Holy Roman Empire, the Spanish monarchy relied on evangelisation and strict adherence of its subjects to Catholic power in order to maintain itself.
This culminated in the taking of Granada inwhich is also coincidentally the date of the discovery of the Americas.
The soldiers that took Granada were among those that helped to take control of the new possessions in the Caribbean and the priests that helped to evangelise the Jews, Mudejars and Muslims in Cordoba, Valencia and Granada would similarly be infused with a crusading spirit in the New World.
The Pope, whose power in was far greater than it is now, ruled in the Treaty of Tordesillas in that the Spanish would have colonising right to all those lands west of the Azores on the condition that they would win those lands for Christ. And, in any case, it is far easier to control a religiously homogenous society.
As one can see in some American conservatives' reaction to the construction of a mosque near to Ground Zero, the recent bombing of a Coptic church in Egypt, or the genocide in the Sudan.
It is the point and purpose of many of the leading religions of today to spread their beliefs to as many as possible for several reasons, most likely the primary reason being "conversion in order to save one's soul.
Christianity in particular includes the Great Commission found in Matthew chapter 28, verse And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.Upon the start of World War II in , the Portuguese Government announced, on 1 September, that the year-old Anglo-Portuguese Alliance remained intact, but that since the British did not seek Portuguese assistance, Portugal was free to remain neutral in the war and would do so.
By , Spanish forces looked to expand their influence and Catholic religion in the New World by attacking the French settlement of Fort Caroline. The Spanish navy overwhelmed French Huguenot settlers and slaughtered them, even as they surrendered to Spain’s superior military.
Enlisted PPME Block 5: Western Hemisphere. STUDY. PLAY. The _____ religion was a legacy of Spanish and Portuguese colonization in the 16th, 17th, and 18th centuries and is the predominant religion of the mainland countries of Latin America. Roman Catholic.
Video: Portuguese and Spanish Empires: Growth in the New World & Asia This lesson will explore the motivations, foundations, and growth of the Portuguese and Spanish empires in the New World and Asia.
The practice of religion in Portugal has shown striking regional differences. Other aspects of Portuguese folk religion were not approved by the official Church, including witchcraft, magic, in contrast to the harshness of the Spanish vision.
In Portugal, unlike Spain, God and his saints were imagined as forgiving and serene.
Apr 28, · Why Are Spanish speaking countries throughout the world dominated by Roman Catholicism? Update: Why is Spain Catholic and why did these countries influenced by Spain keep the Roman Catholic religion long after the Spanish left?
Follow. 17 is Brazil, where they do not speak Spanish but Portuguese. Anonymous · 1 Status: Resolved.