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The Spanish Navy ( es, link=no, Armada Española) is the Navy, maritime branch of the Spanish Armed Forces and one of the oldest active naval forces in the world. The Spanish navy was responsible for a number of major historic achievements in navigation, the most famous being the voyages of Christopher Columbus to America and the Magellan's circumnavigation, first global circumnavigation by Ferdinand Magellan, Magellan and Juan Sebastián Elcano, Elcano. For several centuries, it played a crucial logistical role in the expansion and consolidation of the Spanish Empire, and defended a vast trade network across the Atlantic Ocean between the Spanish treasure fleet, Americas and Europe, and the Manila Galleon across the Pacific Ocean between Spanish East Indies, Manila and the Americas. The Spanish Navy was the most powerful maritime force in the world from the 16th century to the end of the 18th century. In the early 19th century, with the Spanish American wars of independence, los ...
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, coatofarms = Coat of Arms of Spanish Monarch.svg , coatofarms_article = Coat of arms of the King of Spain , image = King Felipe VI of Spain.jpg , incumbent = Felipe VI , incumbentsince = 19 June 2014 , his/her = His , heir_presumptive = Leonor, Princess of Asturias , first_monarch = Isabella I of Castile and Ferdinand II of Aragon (Catholic Monarchs of Spain) , date = , appointer = Hereditary , residence = Royal Palace of Madrid (official)Palace of Zarzuela (private) , website The Spanish Monarchy The monarchy of Spain or Spanish monarchy ( es, Monarquía Española), constitutionally referred to as The Crown ( es, La Corona), is a constitutional political institution, institution and the highest office of Spain. The monarchy comprises the reigning List of Spanish monarchs, monarch, his or her family, and the Royal Household of Spain, royal household organization which sup ...
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