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La leyenda negra española (Spanish Black Legend) are a series of legends, half-truths, and misleading accounts regarding the history of Spain, and in particular their role in the colonization of the Americas, and the character of its people as greedy, blood-thirsty, religious fanatics.
This powerful anti-Spanish propaganda originated as a reaction to the immense power accumulated by the Spanish Empire which threatened the political and commercial interests of other European nations and -later- the United States.
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