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One of the largest empires in history, Spain controlled a huge overseas territory from the late 15th century to the early 19th century in the Americas , the archipelago in the modern-day Philippines which they called "The Indies" Spanish : Las Indias and territories in Europe, Africa and Oceania. Castile became the dominant kingdom in Iberia because of its jurisdiction over the overseas empire in the Americas and the Philippines. Although the power of the Spanish sovereign as monarch varied from one territory to another, the monarch acted as such in a unitary manner  over all the ruler's territories through a system of councils : the unity did not mean uniformity. The Spanish empire in the Americas was formed after conquering indigenous empires and claiming large stretches of land , beginning with Christopher Columbus in the Caribbean Islands. In the early 16th century, it conquered and incorporated the Aztec and Inca empires, retaining indigenous elites loyal to the Spanish crown and converts to Christianity as intermediaries between their communities and royal government. The Magellan-Elcano circumnavigation —the first circumnavigation of the Earth—laid the foundation for the Pacific oceanic empire of Spain and began the Spanish colonization of the Philippines. The structure of governance of its overseas empire was significantly reformed in the late 18th century by the Bourbon monarchs.