New Spain

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The Viceroyalty of New Spain (Spanish: Virreinato de Nueva España), was the political unit of Spanish territories in North America and Asia-Pacific. The territory included a fort on Vancouver Island, the present-day Southwestern United States, Mexico, Central America (except Panama), the Caribbean, the Philippines, Guam and the Mariana Islands, and most of Micronesia. It was ruled by a viceroy from Mexico City who governed on behalf of the King of Spain. The Viceroyalty of New Spain lasted from 1535 to 1821.[1]
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Sources

  1. Wikipedia contributors, "Viceroyalty of New Spain," in Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Spain (accessed May 2, 2009).