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A Conquistador (Spanish: [kon.kis.t̪a'ð̞oɾ]) (English: Conqueror) was a Spanish soldier, explorer and adventurer who took part in the gradual invasion and conquering of much of the Americas and Asia Pacific, bringing them under Spanish colonial rule between the 15th and 19th centuries. Notice that the term is not used for the Portuguese explorers and conquerors of Brazil, such as the Bandeirantes. The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... World map showing the Americas CIA political map of the Americas The Americas are the lands of the Western hemisphere or New World, consisting of the continents of North America[1] and South America with their associated islands and regions. ... Map showing general definition of Asia-Pacific The term Asia-Pacific generally applies to littoral East Asia, Southeast Asia and Australasia near the Pacific Ocean, plus the states in the ocean itself (Oceania). ... (14th century - 15th century - 16th century - other centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 15th century was that century which lasted from 1401 to 1500. ... Alternative meaning: Nineteenth Century (periodical) (18th century — 19th century — 20th century — more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 19th century was that century which lasted from 1801-1900 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Monument to the Bandeiras, a stone sculpture group by Victor Brecheret, located in São Paulo, Brazil Bandeirantes were participants in the Bandeiras, expeditions organised by the inhabitants of the then poor village of São Paulo dos Campos de Piratininga together with allied Indians to enslave other Indians...

The Spanish colonization of the Americas began with the arrival in the Western Hemisphere of Christopher Columbus in 1492. ... The encomienda system was a trusteeship labor system used during the Spanish colonization of the Americas. ... The Repartimiento de Mercancias was a colonial labor system imposed upon the indigenous population of Spanish America. ... See also conquistador Spanish colonization of the Americas Encomienda This list is incomplete; you can help by expanding it. ... During the Spanish colonization of the Americas, the New Laws of 1542 were created to prevent the exploitation of the indigenous people by the encomenderos. ... The Valladolid Debate (1550 to 1551) was a debate concerning the existence of souls in the natives of the so-called New World. ... The Monument to the Bandeiras, a stone sculpture group by Victor Brecheret, located in São Paulo, Brazil Bandeirantes were participants in the Bandeiras, expeditions organised by the inhabitants of the then poor village of São Paulo dos Campos de Piratininga together with allied Indians to enslave other Indians...

References

  • John Charles Chasteen, Born In Blood And Fire: Concise History of Latin America Summary of the history of Latin America.
  • The Conquistadors - Start the Adventure (PBS): http://www.pbs.org/opb/conquistadors/home.htm

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Conquistador Magazine - The World of Spanish Horses (207 words)
Conquistador Magazine features the Andalusian and Lusitano from the Iberian Peninsula, the Peruvian Paso from the land of the Incas, the Paso Fino from the enchanted islands of the Caribbean and Colombia, Criollos from Argentina and Mangalarga Marchadores from Brazil, Aztecas from Mexico and the North American Spanish Mustangs and Barbs.
Conquistador Magazine is published in full color four times per year and enjoys the cooperation of many experts in the equine field.
Editorials cover the history, breeding, training, riding and equitation, equine art and culture related to these great horses, successors of the famous 15th century Jennet of Spain and Portugal.
Conquistadores - Way of the Conquistador (444 words)
A Conquistador is equally comfortable dining in the upper west side, laboring in the ghetto, or force marching through the wilderness.
A Conquistador understands that, within his circle of trust, blunt truth and clarity of purpose are the foundation for effective action but he knows that correcting the ignorance of fools is a fool's errand.
A Conquistador measures himself by the loyalty and love of his friends, the respect and adulation of his acquaintances, and the fear and animosity of his enemies.
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