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Between 711, when the first Muslims arrived in Iberia, and 1492, when Granada, the last Moorish kingdom in Spain was defeated by Christian troops, the balance of power had shifted toward Christians. For a while, the new rulers allowed the "mudejar" -- Muslim subjects who accepted Christian rule -- to practice their religion. Many still left Spain, however, and by the end of the 15th century, only a minority of about 300,000 remained, comprising about 3.5 percent of Spain's total population.