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The "Spanish Man" was a name given to the Caribbean coast of the Spanish Empire in mainland Central and South America. From the 16th to the 18th century the Spanish Man was the point of departure for enormous wealth in the form of gold, silver, gems, spices, hardwoods, hides and other treasures. The famous Spanish treasure fleets transported these to Spain. The traffic in treasure made the Spanish Man a haunt of pirates and privateers. Central America and the Caribbean (detailed pdf map) The Caribbean (Spanish: Caribe; French: Caraïbe; Dutch: Caraïben; Portuguese: Caribe or Caraíbas) is a region of the Americas consisting of the Caribbean Sea, its islands (most of which enclose the sea), and the surrounding coasts. ... The flag of the Spanish Empire. ... Map of Central America Central America is a central region of the Americas. ... South America South America is a continent crossed by the equator, with most of its area in the Southern Hemisphere. ... (15th century - 16th century - 17th century - more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 16th century was that century which lasted from 1501 to 1600. ... (17th century - 18th century - 19th century - more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 18th century refers to the century that lasted from 1701 through 1800. ... General Name, Symbol, Number gold, Au, 79 Chemical series transition metals Group, Period, Block 11, 6, d Appearance metallic yellow Atomic mass 196. ... General Name, Symbol, Number silver, Ag, 47 Chemical series transition metals Group, Period, Block 11, 5, d Appearance lustrous white metal Atomic mass 107. ... GEM is an acronym for: Gas Electron Multiplier Gender Empowerment Measure Generalized Empirical Method — from Bernard Lonergan, also known as critical realism Genetically Engineered Microorganism Global Electric Motorcars Globally Executable MHP Goddard Earth Model — a model of the Earths gravity field Graphical Environment Manager — a windowing system created by... Screen shot of Spice OPUS, a fork of Berkeley SPICE SPICE (Simulation Program with Integrated Circuits Emphasis) is a general purpose analog circuit simulator. ... Beech is a typical temperate zone hardwood The term hardwood designates wood from angiosperm trees. ... Look up hide in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... In the 16th century the Spanish treasure fleets brought the wealth of the Spanish colonies in Central and South America to Spain, in the form of silver, gold, gems, spices, cocoa and other exotic goods (Zarin, 2005). ... Look up pirate and piracy in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... A privateer was a private ship (or its captain) authorized by a countrys government to attack and seize cargo from another countrys ships. ...


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It is traditional (at least, since the 19th century) to start the history of modern Spain with the Visigoth kingdom. ... In the 16th century the Spanish treasure fleets brought the wealth of the Spanish colonies in Central and South America to Spain, in the form of silver, gold, gems, spices, cocoa and other exotic goods (Zarin, 2005). ...

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  • Notorious Places: The Spanish Man

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