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As the Ro­man Em­pire de­clined, Ger­manic tribes took ad­van­tage and in­vaded His­pania. They even­tu­ally con­quered the whole of the penin­sula.

The Visig­othic king Leovig­ild es­tab­lished his new cap­i­tal in mod­ern-day Toledo.

Iron­i­cally, the Ro­mans had em­ployed some Ger­manic tribes in roughly 416 CE, to drive out other Ger­man in­vaders

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