Reconquista (disambiguation)

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The Reconquista was the gradual military retaking ("reconquering") of the Iberian Peninsula from the Moors.

Reconquista may also refer to:

  • Bloodless reconquest, the restoration of colonial government in Spanish New Mexico following the Pueblo Revolt of 1680
  • Reconquista (Spanish America), restoration of Spanish colonial possession in the New World, typically control of colonial governments loyal to Ferdinand VII of Spain following the Peninsular War in Europe
    • Reconquista (Chile), restoration of Spanish colonial possession of Chile during the War of Independence
    • Reconquista (Colombia), restoration of Spanish colonial possession following a rebellion in what is now Colombia
    • Reconquista (Santo Domingo), restoration of Spanish colonial possession of Santo Domingo following a period of French occupation
  • Reconquista (Portuguese colonies), restoration of Portuguese colonial possession (or joint Portuguese and Spanish rule) following periods of Dutch occupation
  • Reconquista (Mexico), a modern irredentist movement advocating the restoration of Mexican control over territory now part of the United States


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