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  • 711 nearly everyone in spain was chirstian
  • there was struggles and weak rulers that left the religon weak
  • at this time spain was ruled by the visigoths who invade spain from the north
  • ok bros so in the year 711 there was a muslim force lead by Tariqibn Ziyad
  • crossed the state of Gibraltar, landing in spain
  • In order for them to create some sort of national identity, the ruler at the time began the construction of a giant and beautifull Mosque for the city of Cordoba.
  • After a few years has passed, the Muslims had conquered almost the entire Iberian peninsula
  • When this was all happening most Christians converted to Islam, while some did not.
  • in Spain the Muslims had reduced the Christian controlled area along the northern coast that was in a narrow strip then began to grow southword
  • the Spanish would group large numbers of soldiers in a tight formation with everyone using the same weapon making it difficult to over run 
  • the reconquesta  started as a way for Christian kingdoms to spreed their power and influence
  • by doing this the Spanish infantry became one of the deadliest fight forces in Europe. there was a muslim rule that had Jews and Christian pay a special tax 
  • while the reconquesta was happening the Spanish made a new way of fighting in the battles 
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