black legend

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The “Black Legend” During the late 15th and early 16th centuries Catholic Spain was beginning a vast movement in efforts to dominate Europe by conquering lands about the “New World.” Lands in Mexico and areas near the Yucatan known as New Spain became the focal point of Spain’s conquest. Being the first country to distribute their colonies throughout the New World, Spain was ridiculed by neighboring countries like England and France. However this type …

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…Protestants very well could have done such things as well in order to block the counter-Reformation, instead they took the advice of the natives and established a more prosperous foundation and colony. Even though today most of South America is Catholic, they are still behind mainly due to the acts that occurred hundreds of years ago. In turn the “Black Legend” did have a large impact on the colonization and Reformation of the “New World.”