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Subdivisions of the Spanish Empire in 1572 with a Map

With the help of a map, can you guess all subdivisions that made up the Spanish Empire before the Capture of Brielle in 1572?
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Includes vassal states. Some territories already captured by the Dutch are also included here.
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Last updated: April 7, 2021
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Realms (Crown of Castile)
Córdoba
Granada
Jaén
León
Murcia
Navarre
Seville
Toledo
 
Realms (Crown of Aragon)
Aragon
Catalonia
Majorca
Naples
Sardinia
Sicily
Valencia
Provinces (Crown of Castile)
Álava
Ávila
Biscay
Burgos
Canary Islands
Cuenca
Guadalajara
Guipúzcoa
Madrid
Salamanca
Segovia
Soria
Toro
Valladolid
Zamora
 
Vassal States
Neo-Inca State
Order of St. John
Viceroyalties (Crown of Castile)
New Spain
Peru
 
Other European Possessions
Burgundy
Milan
Charolais
 
North African Possessions
Badis
Bizerte
La Goletta
Mazalquivir
Melilla
Oran
Spanish Netherlands
Artois
Brabant
Cambrai
Drenthe
Flanders
Frisia
Groningen
Guelders
Hainaut
Holland
Limburg
Lingen
Luxembourg
Namur
Overijssel
Utrecht
Valkenburg
Zeeland
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Level 58
Apr 3, 2021
This quiz made me lose sanity. I spent an hour of my night memorizing all of the ones in modern day Spain, where as before I could only get Cordoba, Catalonia, Madrid, and Seville. But seriously- cool map and idea! Nominated (oh, and I might've retook this quiz quite a lot to memorize....)!
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Level 55
Apr 4, 2021
Thanks!
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Level 93
Apr 6, 2021
Great quiz! However Château-Chinon passed to the house of Orléans-Longueville in 1517 so it was part of France in 1572
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Level 55
Apr 7, 2021
Thanks! I'll correct that then.
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Level 63
Nov 19, 2021
whew, what a mess we made of the continent. couldn't name half of the dutch provinces. if we'd kept to the americas, quizzes like this would be easier today lmao
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Level 50
Jul 23, 2022
What's the difference between a realm and a province?
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Level 93
Nov 27, 2022
For the crown of Castile, realms were former independent christian (León, Navarra) or muslim (the rest) kingdoms and provinces were subdivisions of the proper kingdom of Castile.

For the crown of Aragon was the same, former muslim kingdoms (Majorca, Valencia) and christian kingdoms (Aragon and the italian kingdoms); Catalonia was a principality made from the catalan counties and a couple of marquisates.