|1||A country in deep financial chaos. Philip III inherited a massive royal debt but continued to govern as if money was no object.|
|2||A country that had lost its sense of purpose. A country that was psychologically broken after the 1588 Armada disaster.|
|3||A country that was far from being a united entity.|
|4||A country that was no longer seen by other European countries as being a major player in European diplomacy.|
|5||A country that was failing to hold on to its empire.|
|6||A country that was not considered to be a military power.|
|7||A government that continued to act as if it was a major power but failed to see reality though this was probably the result of the king himself rather than others.|
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