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As Armada (originally from . Span / port. "Armed" by fuerza armada or força armada . "Armed force" see . French armée , off / upgraded, armed, and lat. Arma , "weapon", "ordnance" ) one generally designates a naval force or the navy of a Spanish or Portuguese speaking country. In a figurative sense, the term is also used today for a large number of things or people who pursue a common goal. E.g. "A whole armada (of) journalists came up to me." Or "A whole armada (of) police cars blocked his escape route."

The term means "navy" or "naval force" in Spanish and Portuguese. It is used as a general term for domestic or foreign navies (e.g. Armada de México : Mexican Navy, Armada romana : Roman Navy), both as an official (e.g. Armada Española ) and unofficial name (e.g. B. Armada de España, Armada Portuguesa ).

The term became known in German when Philip II prepared a navy (so-called “ Spanish Armada ” or “Armada” for short) in the late 16th century to conquer England in 1588, but the armed forces in the fight against the English fleet and afterwards suffered great losses in storms.

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