- May 2016
Anyway, though, were Cuba, Puerto Rico, the Philippines, and Guam officially a part of Spain like northern Algeria was officially a part of France?
Article 10 (Google translation from Spanish), second and fourth paragraph:
“The Spanish territory includes in the Peninsula with its possessions and adjacent islands, Aragon, Asturias, Castile la Vieja, Castile la Nueva, Catalonia, Córdoba, Extremadura, Galicia, Granada, Jaen, Leon, Molina, Murcia, Navarre, Basque Provinces, Seville and Valencia, the Balearic Islands and the Canary Islands with the other possessions of Africa.
In northern America, New Spain, with New Galicia and Yucatan Peninsula, Guatemala, internal provinces of the East, internal provinces of the West, island of Cuba with the two Floridas, the Spanish part of the island of Santo Domingo, and the island of Puerto Rico with the others adjacent to them and to the mainland in both sea.
In South America, New Granada, Venezuela, Peru, Chile, provinces of the Rio de la Plata, and all adjacent islands in the Pacific and Atlantic.
In Asia, the Philippine Islands, and those that depend on his government.*”
Source: http://www.congreso.es/constitucion/ficheros/historicas/cons_1812.pdf (in Spanish)
* This includes Guam.