Hey guys, this is David Cot, host of The History of Spain Podcast, and if you follow me on social media (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, and more) you know that I occasionally drop some memes on the history of Spain. Since I’m sure there will be more article to compile some memes that I publish, I call this article part 1 of the Great Spanish history memes series. Without further delay, let’s start.
The important role of Spain in the American Revolutionary War has been highlighted by some recent books, like Spain and the Independence of the United States by Thomas E. Chávez, but everyone keeps only remembering France. But we can’t blame the US or other countries, because the Spanish government at that time tried to hide it as much as possible to avoid encouraging similar independentist movements in Spanish America.
Anyone who has played Minecraft at some point knows how annoying and frustrating it can be to see someone destroying your work. Well, I guess that’s how Montezuma fell when he saw what Spanish conquistador Hernán Cortés started to do in Tenochtitlan.
Letting Napoleon enter Spain was a very, very stupid thing. Shame on you, Carlos IV (and Fernando VII too). Among all the Spanish history memes so far, I wish I hadn’t had to make one about such a stupid decision.
The Kingdom of Navarre was more involved in the French politics than in Spain, although the Kingdom of Pamplona certainly contributed to combat the Muslims of al-Andalus.
From all the Spanish history memes that I’ve published until this point, this one is the most successful one. I got many engagement on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Reddit. I guess that looking at this map is easy to understand why France made an alliance with the Ottoman Empire.
This one about the Catholic Monarchs and the fall of Granada was a pretty obvious one to make with this whole grave meme thing.
This one I published on Reddit went absolutely wild. I know it’s not a meme on Spanish history, but I felt obligated to include it. Bff is the Spanish onomatopoeia for sigh or pff, sorry about that!
I made two similar Spanish history memes using the Assassination chain template, one about the civil war of the Visigothic Kingdom at the time of the Muslim conquest and another about how later the Muslims fell victims of the “rebranded Visigoths”, that is, the Christian kingdoms that claimed to restore the Visigothic Kingdom and LARPed about being Visigoths. That’s all for today, but you can find more Spanish history memes following me on the social networks I’ve mentioned at the beginning of the article. For that purpose, you might find useful the Pinterest board I’ve made to compile all the memes that I publish.