One causes of the Spanish Armada is that Spain is getting very wealthy from gold and silver from mines in South America. Other countries begin to notice and want to compete. Another cause is that England was helping Dutch rebels attack and rob treasure coming from the Caribbean to Spain. Also Spain was Roman Catholic and England decided to start making new rules on the religion which was called Protestantism. Spain saw this as a threat to the religion and attacked England.
One effect of the Spanish Armada is that Spain is weakening because of they are losing the war and are no longer the super power of the world. Spain lost a large amount of money because the amount of ships that were destroyed. Another major effect that will change the world is that England now has a strong navy which means they can now colonize the New World and bring trading to improve economy. By 1913, the British Empire had over 412 million people, 23% of the world population. Spain ruled most of the New World and if they would have won the Spanish Armada then most of US would have spoken Spanish and Spain would have become the super power country of the world for time to come.
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