Why did Spain?
There are a great many reasons why Spain does what it does. This country desperately wants control over certain resources.
Answer . Well, um, they didn't. Spain is a country right next to Portugal. Here's a handy map: http://worldatlas.com/webimage/countrys/europeiberian.gif As you can see, Sp…ain has no more reason to explore Portugal than Americans have to explore Canada.
Answer . It was having a difficult time controling the area which was filling up with escaped slaves, criminals, American settlers and rampaging Indians. As a part of the …settelment a clean border was established between Louisiana and Tejas and the US gave up any claim to California. The price was right and the purchase was completed.
The three "G's" Gold, Glory, and God. Colonizing America spread the Christian faith and increased the prestige of Spain. And there was the lure of gold too, which was a powerf…ul motivation.
New terrritories and the lure of fantastic tales of the city of Cibola (the streets of which were said to be paved in gold) as well as the tales of the fabled land of Califa, …present day California (also said to be full of gold).
The king and queen of Spain had recently won an important war withthe Moors. They felt it was time to explore new avenues of tradewith the rest of the world. When Columbus cam…e to them with his newidea, they decided to give it a try.
Spain needed gold because there mines were running out of gold
Because they wanted our land :(
Spain colonized most of it's colonies for three reasons, First it had the power to do so, Second it wanted the mineral wealth of the colony, and Third and last, it felt obliga…ted to spread Christianity to the natives. Also, it first discovered Mexico. Finders keepers was the name of the game at the time.
God, gold and glory.
\nrich farm soil and close to the US
For ease of administration. It would have been grossly unwieldy for a 17th-century government to try to administer nearly all of Central and South America from one place.
For the same reasons other European kingdoms did...to increase revenue, land holdings, prestige. Also, for Spain, "converting" more people (even at the point of a sword or gun…) to Catholic Christianity would make Spain look better in the eyes of the Pope and therefore the Roman Catholic Church. As most of Europe was Catholic in the early 1500s, this was a very big deal. Also keep in mind Spain as a unified country really didn't exist until 1492, when the Spanish forces kicked the Moors out of Spain forever. At this point Spain was a relatively weak and poor country, compared to the Holy Roman Empire or France. So, how to get rich, big, and powerful? Colonize, by any means necessary. That Mexico is so corrupt and relatively poor is a legacy of the brutality of Spanish colonialism and oppression.
God, gold and glory.
because they were poor and they join it together because they were latin.
to find gold and spices from India and China.
To find new land
In History, Politics & Society
Spain has never attacked Germany. Germany was established as a political entity in the second half of the 19th century. By then Spain's power and empire had been much reduced …and an attack on a major, rising European power was out of the question.