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The Spanish Empire
The Spanish Empire, historically known as the Hispanic Monarchy and as the Catholic Monarchy was one of the largest empires in history. From the late 15th century to the early 19th, Spain controlled a huge overseas territory in the New World and the Asian archipelago of the Philippines, what they called "The Indies". It also included territories in Europe, Africa and Oceania. The Spanish Empire was the first global empire in history, the world's most powerful empire during the 16th and early 17th centuries, reaching its maximum extension in the 18th century. The Spanish Empire was the first empire to be called "the empire on which the sun never sets"