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24th May '16 1:21:03 AM The_Glorious_SOB
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* T''heatre/TheBarberOfSeville'' by Pierre de Beaumarchais.

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* T''heatre/TheBarberOfSeville'' ''Theatre/TheBarberOfSeville'' by Pierre de Beaumarchais.
22nd Apr '16 10:47:01 AM TalonsofIceandFire
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Spain ('''Spanish:''' ''España''), officially known as the Kingdom of Spain ('''Spanish:''' ''Reino de España''), is a south-western European country inhabited by more than 40 million people, home of the ''Conquistadores'' and the first language of over 400 million people. The modern day Spanish trace their descent from many peoples, [[NinjaPirateZombieRobot including but not limited to]] [[UsefulNotes/AncientRome Romans]], [[UsefulNotes/AncientGreece Greeks]], [[UsefulNotes/PunicWars Phoenicians]], [[UsefulNotes/TheDungAges Visigoths]], [[UsefulNotes/MoorishSpain Jews, and Muslims]], and the modern nation-state was formed with the union of the Kingdom of Castille and the Kingdom of Aragon in 1469 by the marriage of their respective monarchs, Queen Isabella and King Fernando and the siege of Granada in 1492, which would end the ''Reconquista'' and 700 years of Muslim rule in the Iberian Peninsula. Through the discovery and later conquest of the Western Hemisphere that same year, an empire grew and soon became the one of the most powerful on the planet until it's eventual decline over the course of the 1800's, culminating in a [[UsefulNotes/SpanishAmericanWar war]] with the UsefulNotes/UnitedStates at the very end of the century.[[note]]Although Spain still managed to keep some colonies in Africa until the 1970's.[[/note]] This, along with the failure of the conquest of Morocco and the feuds between political factions led to the [[BloodierAndGorier last and bloodiest]] of five [[UsefulNotes/SpanishCivilWar Civil Wars]]. [[UsefulNotes/FranciscoFranco The winner of the war ruled the country for no less than 36 years]] until his death, when the current Constitutional Monarchy now led by King Felipe VI was installed. Spain thus became one of the few examples in the modern day in which a monarchy is restored after being overthrown for quite some time, the other being UsefulNotes/{{Cambodia}} (to be fair, the Spanish monarchy never actually renounced their rights for their country when the Republicans took over in 1931).

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Spain ('''Spanish:''' ''España''), officially known as the Kingdom of Spain ('''Spanish:''' ''Reino de España''), is a south-western European country inhabited by more than 40 million people, home of the ''Conquistadores'' and the first language of over 400 million people. The modern day Spanish trace their descent from many peoples, [[NinjaPirateZombieRobot including but not limited to]] [[UsefulNotes/AncientRome Romans]], [[UsefulNotes/AncientGreece Greeks]], [[UsefulNotes/PunicWars Phoenicians]], [[UsefulNotes/TheDungAges Visigoths]], [[UsefulNotes/MoorishSpain Jews, and Muslims]], and the modern nation-state was formed with the union of the Kingdom of Castille and the Kingdom of Aragon in 1469 by the marriage of their respective monarchs, Queen Isabella and King Fernando and the siege of Granada in 1492, which would end the ''Reconquista'' and 700 years of Muslim rule in the Iberian Peninsula. Through the discovery and later conquest of the Western Hemisphere that same year, an empire grew and soon became the one of the most powerful on the planet until it's eventual decline over the course of the 1800's, culminating in a [[UsefulNotes/SpanishAmericanWar a war]] with the UsefulNotes/UnitedStates at the very end of the century.[[note]]Although Spain still managed to keep some colonies in Africa until the 1970's.[[/note]] This, along with the failure of the conquest of Morocco and the feuds between political factions led to the [[BloodierAndGorier last and bloodiest]] of five [[UsefulNotes/SpanishCivilWar Civil Wars]]. [[UsefulNotes/FranciscoFranco The winner of the war ruled the country for no less than 36 years]] until his death, when the current Constitutional Monarchy now led by King Felipe VI was installed. Spain thus became one of the few examples in the modern day in which a monarchy is restored after being overthrown for quite some time, the other being UsefulNotes/{{Cambodia}} (to be fair, the Spanish monarchy never actually renounced their rights for their country when the Republicans took over in 1931).
22nd Apr '16 10:46:42 AM TalonsofIceandFire
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Spain ('''Spanish:''' ''España''), officially known as the Kingdom of Spain ('''Spanish:''' ''Reino de España''), is a south-western European country inhabited by more than 40 million people, home of the ''Conquistadores'' and the first language of over 400 million people. The modern day Spanish trace their descent from many peoples, [[NinjaPirateZombieRobot including but not limited to]] [[UsefulNotes/AncientRome Romans]], [[UsefulNotes/AncientGreece Greeks]], [[UsefulNotes/PunicWars Phoenicians]], [[UsefulNotes/TheDungAges Visigoths]], [[UsefulNotes/MoorishSpain Jews, and Muslims]], and the modern nation-state was formed with the union of the Kingdom of Castille and the Kingdom of Aragon in 1469 by the marriage of their respective monarchs, Queen Isabella and King Fernando and the siege of Granada in 1492, which would end the ''Reconquista'' and 700 years of Muslim rule in the Iberian Peninsula. Through the discovery and later conquest of the Western Hemisphere that same year, an empire grew and soon became the one of the most powerful on the planet until it's eventual decline over the course of the 1800's, culminating in a war with the UsefulNotes/UnitedStates at the very end of the century.[[note]]Although Spain still managed to keep some colonies in Africa until the 1970's.[[/note]] This, along with the failure of the conquest of Morocco and the feuds between political factions led to the [[BloodierAndGorier last and bloodiest]] of five [[UsefulNotes/SpanishCivilWar Civil Wars]]. [[UsefulNotes/FranciscoFranco The winner of the war ruled the country for no less than 36 years]] until his death, when the current Constitutional Monarchy now led by King Felipe VI was installed. Spain thus became one of the few examples in the modern day in which a monarchy is restored after being overthrown for quite some time, the other being UsefulNotes/{{Cambodia}} (to be fair, the Spanish monarchy never actually renounced their rights for their country when the Republicans took over in 1931).

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Spain ('''Spanish:''' ''España''), officially known as the Kingdom of Spain ('''Spanish:''' ''Reino de España''), is a south-western European country inhabited by more than 40 million people, home of the ''Conquistadores'' and the first language of over 400 million people. The modern day Spanish trace their descent from many peoples, [[NinjaPirateZombieRobot including but not limited to]] [[UsefulNotes/AncientRome Romans]], [[UsefulNotes/AncientGreece Greeks]], [[UsefulNotes/PunicWars Phoenicians]], [[UsefulNotes/TheDungAges Visigoths]], [[UsefulNotes/MoorishSpain Jews, and Muslims]], and the modern nation-state was formed with the union of the Kingdom of Castille and the Kingdom of Aragon in 1469 by the marriage of their respective monarchs, Queen Isabella and King Fernando and the siege of Granada in 1492, which would end the ''Reconquista'' and 700 years of Muslim rule in the Iberian Peninsula. Through the discovery and later conquest of the Western Hemisphere that same year, an empire grew and soon became the one of the most powerful on the planet until it's eventual decline over the course of the 1800's, culminating in a war [[UsefulNotes/SpanishAmericanWar war]] with the UsefulNotes/UnitedStates at the very end of the century.[[note]]Although Spain still managed to keep some colonies in Africa until the 1970's.[[/note]] This, along with the failure of the conquest of Morocco and the feuds between political factions led to the [[BloodierAndGorier last and bloodiest]] of five [[UsefulNotes/SpanishCivilWar Civil Wars]]. [[UsefulNotes/FranciscoFranco The winner of the war ruled the country for no less than 36 years]] until his death, when the current Constitutional Monarchy now led by King Felipe VI was installed. Spain thus became one of the few examples in the modern day in which a monarchy is restored after being overthrown for quite some time, the other being UsefulNotes/{{Cambodia}} (to be fair, the Spanish monarchy never actually renounced their rights for their country when the Republicans took over in 1931).
28th Mar '16 5:06:19 PM eroock
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-->--'''National Motto''' [[hottip:*: Means "further beyond", an IronicEcho of the legendary warning carved on the Pillars of Hercules at the mouth of the Mediterranean: ''Nec Plus Ultra'' - "nothing further beyond"]]

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-->--'''National -->-- '''National Motto''' [[hottip:*: Means "further beyond", an IronicEcho of the legendary warning carved on the Pillars of Hercules at the mouth of the Mediterranean: ''Nec Plus Ultra'' - "nothing further beyond"]]



* ''Film/TheSpanishInn'' ("L' Auberge Espagnole")

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* ''Film/TheSpanishInn'' ''Film/TheSpanishApartment'' ("L' Auberge Espagnole")
29th Jan '16 1:39:23 AM Dimas28
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Spain is ruled in a devolved unitary system where the whole country is divided into 17 autonomous communities (''Comunidades Autónomas''), developed after the end of the Francoist regime. Each community is accorded a statute to define their official language and identity and a parliament capable of passing laws, though they can be repealed by the central government if they are deemed not appropriate. This allows each non-Castilian region to develop their cultures after having them repressed viciously when Franco was president (the very opposite of neighboring UsefulNotes/{{France}}, who is all to happy to [[DeadlyEuphemism "merge"]] the multitudes of their regional cultures into a single French identity). It works very well, maybe ''too'' well, since each region now has the right to demand more autonomy or even outright independence if they feel that the devolution is not respected, as in the case of that little region in the northeast known as [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgment Catalunya/Catalonha/Cataluña/Catalonia]].

* Andalucía
* Aragón
* Asturias
* Cantabria
* Castilla y León
* Castilla La Mancha
* Catalunya
* Extremadura
* Galicia
* La Rioja
* Madrid
* Murcia
* Navarra
* Pais Vasco (''Euskadi'' in Basque)
* Valencia

As well as the islands

* Baleares
* Canarias

And the city enclaves in Northern Africa

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Spain is ruled in a devolved unitary system where the whole country is divided into 17 autonomous communities (''Comunidades Autónomas''), developed after the end of the Francoist regime. Each community is accorded a statute to define their official language and identity and a parliament capable of passing laws, though they can be repealed by the central government if they are deemed not appropriate. This allows each non-Castilian region to develop their cultures after having them repressed viciously when Franco was president (the very opposite of neighboring UsefulNotes/{{France}}, who is all to happy to [[DeadlyEuphemism "merge"]] the multitudes of their regional cultures into a single French identity). It works very well, maybe ''too'' well, since each region now has the right to demand more autonomy or even outright independence if they feel that the devolution is not respected, respected or if they think that the central government is dragging them back (especially since the financial crisis of 2007), as in the case of that little region in the northeast known as [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgment Catalunya/Catalonha/Cataluña/Catalonia]].

The continental autonomous communities are:
* Andalucía
Andalusia (capital: Seville)
* Aragón
Aragon (capital: Zaragoza)
* Asturias
Asturias (capital: Oviedo, largest city: Gijón)
* Cantabria
Basque Country (capital: Bilbao)
* Castilla y León
Cantabria (capital: Santander)
* Castilla La Mancha
Castile and León (capital: Valladolid)
* Catalunya
Castile–La Mancha (capital: Toledo, largest city: Albacete)
* Extremadura
Catalonia (capital: UsefulNotes/{{Barcelona}})
* Galicia
Extremadura (capital: Mérida)
* Galicia (capital: Santiago de Compostela, largest city: A Coruña)
* La Rioja
Rioja (capital: Logroño)
* Madrid
Madrid (capital: UsefulNotes/{{Madrid}})
* Murcia
Murcia (capital: Murcia)
* Navarra
Navarre (capital: Pamplona)
* Pais Vasco (''Euskadi'' in Basque)
* Valencia

Valencia (capital: Valencia)

As well as the islands

islands:

* Baleares
Balearic Islands (capital: Palma de Mallorca)
* Canarias

Canary Islands (capital: Santa Cruz de Tenerife & Las Palmas de Gran Canaria)

And the city enclaves in Northern Africa
Africa:
29th Jan '16 1:13:00 AM Dimas28
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Spain ('''Spanish:''' ''España''), officially known as the Kingdom of Spain ('''Spanish:''' ''Reino de España''), is a south-western European country inhabited by more than 40 million people, home of the ''Conquistadores'' and the first language of over 400 million people. The modern day Spanish trace their descent from many peoples, [[NinjaPirateZombieRobot including but not limited to]] [[UsefulNotes/AncientRome Romans]], [[UsefulNotes/AncientGreece Greeks]], [[UsefulNotes/PunicWars Phoenicians]], [[UsefulNotes/TheDungAges Visigoths]], [[UsefulNotes/MoorishSpain Jews, and Muslims]], and the modern nation-state was formed with the union of the Kingdom of Castille and the Kingdom of Aragon in 1469 by the marriage of their respective monarchs, Queen Isabella and King Fernando and the siege of Granada in 1492, which would end the ''Reconquista'' and 700 years of Muslim rule in the Iberian Peninsula. Through the discovery and later conquest of the Western Hemisphere that same year: An empire grew and soon became the one of the most powerful on the planet until it's eventual decline over the course of the 1800's, culminating in a war with the UsefulNotes/UnitedStates at the very end of the century.[[note]]Although Spain still managed to keep some colonies in Africa until the 1970's.[[/note]] This, along with the failure of the conquest of Morocco and the feuds between political factions led to the [[BloodierAndGorier last and bloodiest]] of five [[UsefulNotes/SpanishCivilWar Civil Wars]]. [[UsefulNotes/FranciscoFranco The winner of the war ruled the country for no less than 36 years]] until his death, when the current Constitutional Monarchy now led by King Felipe VI was installed.

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Spain ('''Spanish:''' ''España''), officially known as the Kingdom of Spain ('''Spanish:''' ''Reino de España''), is a south-western European country inhabited by more than 40 million people, home of the ''Conquistadores'' and the first language of over 400 million people. The modern day Spanish trace their descent from many peoples, [[NinjaPirateZombieRobot including but not limited to]] [[UsefulNotes/AncientRome Romans]], [[UsefulNotes/AncientGreece Greeks]], [[UsefulNotes/PunicWars Phoenicians]], [[UsefulNotes/TheDungAges Visigoths]], [[UsefulNotes/MoorishSpain Jews, and Muslims]], and the modern nation-state was formed with the union of the Kingdom of Castille and the Kingdom of Aragon in 1469 by the marriage of their respective monarchs, Queen Isabella and King Fernando and the siege of Granada in 1492, which would end the ''Reconquista'' and 700 years of Muslim rule in the Iberian Peninsula. Through the discovery and later conquest of the Western Hemisphere that same year: An year, an empire grew and soon became the one of the most powerful on the planet until it's eventual decline over the course of the 1800's, culminating in a war with the UsefulNotes/UnitedStates at the very end of the century.[[note]]Although Spain still managed to keep some colonies in Africa until the 1970's.[[/note]] This, along with the failure of the conquest of Morocco and the feuds between political factions led to the [[BloodierAndGorier last and bloodiest]] of five [[UsefulNotes/SpanishCivilWar Civil Wars]]. [[UsefulNotes/FranciscoFranco The winner of the war ruled the country for no less than 36 years]] until his death, when the current Constitutional Monarchy now led by King Felipe VI was installed.
installed. Spain thus became one of the few examples in the modern day in which a monarchy is restored after being overthrown for quite some time, the other being UsefulNotes/{{Cambodia}} (to be fair, the Spanish monarchy never actually renounced their rights for their country when the Republicans took over in 1931).



Spain is Divided in 17 Autonomous Communities or ''Comunidades Autónomas''

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Spain is Divided ruled in a devolved unitary system where the whole country is divided into 17 Autonomous Communities autonomous communities (''Comunidades Autónomas''), developed after the end of the Francoist regime. Each community is accorded a statute to define their official language and identity and a parliament capable of passing laws, though they can be repealed by the central government if they are deemed not appropriate. This allows each non-Castilian region to develop their cultures after having them repressed viciously when Franco was president (the very opposite of neighboring UsefulNotes/{{France}}, who is all to happy to [[DeadlyEuphemism "merge"]] the multitudes of their regional cultures into a single French identity). It works very well, maybe ''too'' well, since each region now has the right to demand more autonomy or ''Comunidades Autónomas''
even outright independence if they feel that the devolution is not respected, as in the case of that little region in the northeast known as [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgment Catalunya/Catalonha/Cataluña/Catalonia]].



* Literature/DonQuixote: The most famous Spanish novel of all time, takes place in Spain.
* Theatre/TheBarberOfSeville by Pierre de Beaumarchais.
* Opera/{{Carmen}} by Georges Bizet.
* Film/UnChienAndalou

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* Literature/DonQuixote: ''Literature/DonQuixote'': The most famous Spanish novel of all time, takes place in Spain.Spain. Actually, [[TropeCodifier it codified a lot of tropes that allowed the modern Western literature to flourish after their long decline in the Middle Ages]].
* T''heatre/TheBarberOfSeville'' by Pierre de Beaumarchais.
* ''Opera/{{Carmen}}'' by Georges Bizet.

* Theatre/TheBarberOfSeville by Pierre de Beaumarchais.
* Opera/{{Carmen}} by Georges Bizet.
* Film/UnChienAndalou
''Film/UnChienAndalou''



* Literature/TheSunAlsoRises
* Literature/ForWhomTheBellTolls.
* George Orwell wrote Literature/HomageToCatalonia about his experiences during the Spanish Civil War.
* Film/ThePrivateLifeOfDonJuan
* Literature/TheStoryOfFerdinand and the Disney cartoon Disney/TheStoryOfFerdinand
* The Looney Tunes cartoon WesternAnimation/BullyForBugs
* Film/SuddenlyLastSummer
* Film/ElCid

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* Literature/TheSunAlsoRises
''Literature/TheSunAlsoRises''
* Literature/ForWhomTheBellTolls.''Literature/ForWhomTheBellTolls''
* George Orwell wrote ''Literature/HomageToCatalonia'' about his experiences during the Spanish Civil War.

* George Orwell wrote Literature/HomageToCatalonia about his experiences during the Spanish Civil War.
''Film/ThePrivateLifeOfDonJuan''
* Film/ThePrivateLifeOfDonJuan
* Literature/TheStoryOfFerdinand
''Literature/TheStoryOfFerdinand'' and the Disney cartoon Disney/TheStoryOfFerdinand
''Disney/TheStoryOfFerdinand''
* The Looney Tunes cartoon WesternAnimation/BullyForBugs
''WesternAnimation/BullyForBugs''
* Film/SuddenlyLastSummer
''Film/SuddenlyLastSummer''
* Film/ElCid''Film/ElCid''



* Film/ForYourEyesOnly
* Music/SketchesOfSpain by Miles Davis.

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* Film/ForYourEyesOnly
''Film/ForYourEyesOnly''
* Music/SketchesOfSpain ''Music/SketchesOfSpain'' by Miles Davis.



* The Asterix album Recap/AsterixInSpain takes place in Hispania (the Roman name for Spain).

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* The Asterix album Recap/AsterixInSpain ''Recap/AsterixInSpain'' takes place in Hispania (the Roman name for Spain).



* Film/PansLabyrinth
* Film/{{Barcelona}}
* The Woody Allen film Film/VickyCristinaBarcelona.
* Film/TheWorldIsNotEnough
* Film/TheSpanishInn ("L' Auberge Espagnole")

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* Film/PansLabyrinth
The [[NightmareFuel terrifying]] and [[TearJerker tearjerking]] ''Film/TheOrphanage'', executive produced by Creator/GuillermoDelToro.
* Film/{{Barcelona}}
The equally terrifying ''Film/JuliasEyes'', [[ProductionPosse also produced by del Toro and starring the same actress, Belén Rueda]].
* ''Film/PansLabyrinth'' is set a few years after the Civil War, in which the last vestiges of Republicans are being hunted down by Franco's regime. [[RunningGag Also produced]] ''and'' directed by del Toro. [[TearJerker Prepare your tissues before watching the film]].
* ''Film/{{Barcelona}}''
* The Woody Allen film Film/VickyCristinaBarcelona.''Film/VickyCristinaBarcelona''.
* Film/TheWorldIsNotEnough
''Film/TheWorldIsNotEnough''
* Film/TheSpanishInn ''Film/TheSpanishInn'' ("L' Auberge Espagnole")Espagnole")
* ''Literature/DigitalFortress'' by Creator/DanBrown presents a, well, DanBrowned version of Spain, and quite an insulting one at that. Namely, it presents Spain as being a WretchedHive full of crimes and having an inadequate healthcare system. Spain has one of the best healthcare institutions in Europe (and indeed the world) and its living standards are very high too. Maybe he confused it with some BananaRepublic in the Americas.
* ''Film/VantagePoint'' is set entirely in Spain, but, like above, is less about Spain and more about what Americans think about Spain. It depicts the Spanish police as terribly inept compared to the [[AmericaSavesTheDay mighty Yankees]] who could easily borrow/destroy/steal Spanish properties as if they're their own, and the Spaniards seem to treat the US president as their own ([[CaptainObvious they don't]])
* The third act of ''[[Film/TheFastAndTheFurious Fast & Furious 6]]'' is set in Spain.
26th Dec '15 12:41:11 PM TalonsofIceandFire
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Spain ('''Spanish:''' ''España''), officially known as the Kingdom of Spain ('''Spanish:''' ''Reino de España''), is a south-western European country inhabited by more than 40 million people, home of the ''Conquistadores'' and the first language of over 400 million people. The modern day Spanish trace their descent from many peoples, [[NinjaPirateZombieRobot including but not limited to]] [[UsefulNotes/AncientRome Romans]], [[UsefulNotes/AncientGreece Greeks]], [[UsefulNotes/PunicWars Phoenicians]], [[UsefulNotes/TheDungAges Visigoths]], [[UsefulNotes/MoorishSpain Jews, and Muslims]], and the modern nation-state was formed with the union of the Kingdom of Castille and the Kingdom of Aragon in the 1469 by the marriage of their respective monarchs, Queen Isabella and King Fernando and the siege of Granada in 1492, which would end the ''Reconquista'' and 700 years of Muslim rule in the Iberian Peninsula. Through the discovery and later conquest of the Western Hemisphere that same year: An empire grew and soon became the one of the most powerful on the planet until it's eventual decline over the course of the 1800's, culminating in a war with the UsefulNotes/UnitedStates at the very end of the century.[[note]]Although Spain still managed to keep some colonies in Africa until the 1970's.[[/note]] This, along with the failure of the conquest of Morocco and the feuds between political factions led to the [[BloodierAndGorier last and bloodiest]] of five [[UsefulNotes/SpanishCivilWar Civil Wars]]. [[UsefulNotes/FranciscoFranco The winner of the war ruled the country for no less than 36 years]] until his death, when the current Constitutional Monarchy now led by King Felipe VI was installed.

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Spain ('''Spanish:''' ''España''), officially known as the Kingdom of Spain ('''Spanish:''' ''Reino de España''), is a south-western European country inhabited by more than 40 million people, home of the ''Conquistadores'' and the first language of over 400 million people. The modern day Spanish trace their descent from many peoples, [[NinjaPirateZombieRobot including but not limited to]] [[UsefulNotes/AncientRome Romans]], [[UsefulNotes/AncientGreece Greeks]], [[UsefulNotes/PunicWars Phoenicians]], [[UsefulNotes/TheDungAges Visigoths]], [[UsefulNotes/MoorishSpain Jews, and Muslims]], and the modern nation-state was formed with the union of the Kingdom of Castille and the Kingdom of Aragon in the 1469 by the marriage of their respective monarchs, Queen Isabella and King Fernando and the siege of Granada in 1492, which would end the ''Reconquista'' and 700 years of Muslim rule in the Iberian Peninsula. Through the discovery and later conquest of the Western Hemisphere that same year: An empire grew and soon became the one of the most powerful on the planet until it's eventual decline over the course of the 1800's, culminating in a war with the UsefulNotes/UnitedStates at the very end of the century.[[note]]Although Spain still managed to keep some colonies in Africa until the 1970's.[[/note]] This, along with the failure of the conquest of Morocco and the feuds between political factions led to the [[BloodierAndGorier last and bloodiest]] of five [[UsefulNotes/SpanishCivilWar Civil Wars]]. [[UsefulNotes/FranciscoFranco The winner of the war ruled the country for no less than 36 years]] until his death, when the current Constitutional Monarchy now led by King Felipe VI was installed.
21st Dec '15 11:33:24 AM TalonsofIceandFire
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Spain ('''Spanish:''' ''España''), officially known as the Kingdom of Spain ('''Spanish:''' ''Reino de España''), is a south-western European country inhabited by more than 40 million people, home of the ''Conquistadores'' and the language of over 400 million people. The modern day Spanish trace their descent from many peoples, [[NinjaPirateZombieRobot including but not limited to]] [[UsefulNotes/AncientRome Romans]], [[UsefulNotes/AncientGreece Greeks]], [[UsefulNotes/PunicWars Phoenicians]], [[UsefulNotes/TheDungAges Visigoths]], [[UsefulNotes/MoorishSpain Jews, and Muslims]], and the modern nation-state was formed with the union of the Kingdom of Castille and the Kingdom of Aragon in the 1469 by the marriage of their respective monarchs, Queen Isabella and King Fernando and the siege of Granada in 1492, which would end the ''Reconquista'' and 700 years of Muslim rule in the Iberian Peninsula. Through the discovery and later conquest of the Western Hemisphere that same year: An empire grew and soon became the one of the most powerful on the planet until it's eventual decline over the course of the 1800's, culminating in a war with the UsefulNotes/UnitedStates at the very end of the century.[[note]]Although Spain still managed to keep some colonies in Africa until the 1970's.[[/note]] This, along with the failure of the conquest of Morocco and the feuds between political factions led to the [[BloodierAndGorier last and bloodiest]] of five [[UsefulNotes/SpanishCivilWar Civil Wars]]. [[UsefulNotes/FranciscoFranco The winner of the war ruled the country for no less than 36 years]] until his death, when the current Constitutional Monarchy now led by King Felipe VI was installed.

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Spain ('''Spanish:''' ''España''), officially known as the Kingdom of Spain ('''Spanish:''' ''Reino de España''), is a south-western European country inhabited by more than 40 million people, home of the ''Conquistadores'' and the first language of over 400 million people. The modern day Spanish trace their descent from many peoples, [[NinjaPirateZombieRobot including but not limited to]] [[UsefulNotes/AncientRome Romans]], [[UsefulNotes/AncientGreece Greeks]], [[UsefulNotes/PunicWars Phoenicians]], [[UsefulNotes/TheDungAges Visigoths]], [[UsefulNotes/MoorishSpain Jews, and Muslims]], and the modern nation-state was formed with the union of the Kingdom of Castille and the Kingdom of Aragon in the 1469 by the marriage of their respective monarchs, Queen Isabella and King Fernando and the siege of Granada in 1492, which would end the ''Reconquista'' and 700 years of Muslim rule in the Iberian Peninsula. Through the discovery and later conquest of the Western Hemisphere that same year: An empire grew and soon became the one of the most powerful on the planet until it's eventual decline over the course of the 1800's, culminating in a war with the UsefulNotes/UnitedStates at the very end of the century.[[note]]Although Spain still managed to keep some colonies in Africa until the 1970's.[[/note]] This, along with the failure of the conquest of Morocco and the feuds between political factions led to the [[BloodierAndGorier last and bloodiest]] of five [[UsefulNotes/SpanishCivilWar Civil Wars]]. [[UsefulNotes/FranciscoFranco The winner of the war ruled the country for no less than 36 years]] until his death, when the current Constitutional Monarchy now led by King Felipe VI was installed.
21st Dec '15 11:33:04 AM TalonsofIceandFire
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Spain ('''Spanish:''' ''España''), officially known as the Kingdom of Spain ('''Spanish:''' ''Reino de España''), is a south-western European country inhabited by 47 million Spaniards, home of the ''Conquistadores'' and the language spoken by nearly 400 million people. The modern day Spanish trace their descent from many peoples, [[NinjaPirateZombieRobot including but not limited to]] [[UsefulNotes/AncientRome Romans]], [[UsefulNotes/AncientGreece Greeks]], [[UsefulNotes/PunicWars Phoenicians]], [[UsefulNotes/TheDungAges Visigoths]], [[UsefulNotes/MoorishSpain Jews, and Muslims]], and the modern nation-state was formed with the union of the Kingdom of Castille and the Kingdom of Aragon in the 1469 by the marriage of their respective monarchs, Queen Isabella and King Fernando and the siege of Granada in 1492, which would end the ''Reconquista'' and 700 years of Muslim rule in the Iberian Peninsula. Through the discovery and later conquest of the Western Hemisphere that same year: An empire grew and soon became the one of the most powerful on the planet until it's eventual decline over the course of the 1800's, culminating in a war with the UsefulNotes/UnitedStates at the very end of the century.[[note]]Although Spain still managed to keep some colonies in Africa until the 1970's.[[/note]] This, along with the failure of the conquest of Morocco and the feuds between political factions led to the [[BloodierAndGorier last and bloodiest]] of five [[UsefulNotes/SpanishCivilWar Civil Wars]]. [[UsefulNotes/FranciscoFranco The winner of the war ruled the country for no less than 36 years]] until his death, when the current Constitutional Monarchy now led by King Felipe VI was installed.

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Spain ('''Spanish:''' ''España''), officially known as the Kingdom of Spain ('''Spanish:''' ''Reino de España''), is a south-western European country inhabited by 47 more than 40 million Spaniards, people, home of the ''Conquistadores'' and the language spoken by nearly of over 400 million people. The modern day Spanish trace their descent from many peoples, [[NinjaPirateZombieRobot including but not limited to]] [[UsefulNotes/AncientRome Romans]], [[UsefulNotes/AncientGreece Greeks]], [[UsefulNotes/PunicWars Phoenicians]], [[UsefulNotes/TheDungAges Visigoths]], [[UsefulNotes/MoorishSpain Jews, and Muslims]], and the modern nation-state was formed with the union of the Kingdom of Castille and the Kingdom of Aragon in the 1469 by the marriage of their respective monarchs, Queen Isabella and King Fernando and the siege of Granada in 1492, which would end the ''Reconquista'' and 700 years of Muslim rule in the Iberian Peninsula. Through the discovery and later conquest of the Western Hemisphere that same year: An empire grew and soon became the one of the most powerful on the planet until it's eventual decline over the course of the 1800's, culminating in a war with the UsefulNotes/UnitedStates at the very end of the century.[[note]]Although Spain still managed to keep some colonies in Africa until the 1970's.[[/note]] This, along with the failure of the conquest of Morocco and the feuds between political factions led to the [[BloodierAndGorier last and bloodiest]] of five [[UsefulNotes/SpanishCivilWar Civil Wars]]. [[UsefulNotes/FranciscoFranco The winner of the war ruled the country for no less than 36 years]] until his death, when the current Constitutional Monarchy now led by King Felipe VI was installed.
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Spain ('''Spanish:''' ''España''), officially known as the Kingdom of Spain ('''Spanish:''' ''Reino de España''), is a south-western European country inhabited by 47 million Spaniards, home of the ''Conquistadores'' and the language spoken by nearly 400 million people. The modern day Spanish trace their descent from many peoples, [[NinjaPirateZombieRobot including but not limited to]] [[UsefulNotes/AncientRome Romans]], [[UsefulNotes/AncientGreece Greeks]], [[UsefulNotes/PunicWars Phoenicians]], [[UsefulNotes/TheDungAges Visigoths]], [[UsefulNotes/MoorishSpain Jews, and Muslims]], and the modern nation-state was formed with the union of the Kingdom of Castille and the Kingdom of Aragon in the 1469 by the marriage of their respective monarchs, Queen Isabella and King Fernando and the siege of Granada in 1492, which would end the ''Reconquista'' and 700 years of Muslim rule in the Iberian Peninsula. Through the discovery and later conquest of much of the Western Hemisphere that same year: An empire grew and soon became the one of the most powerful on the globe until it's eventual decline over the course of the 1800's, culminating in a war with the UsefulNotes/UnitedStates at the very end of the century.[[note]]Although Spain still managed to keep some colonies in Africa until the 1970's.[[/note]]This, along with the failure of the conquest of Morocco and the feuds between political factions led to the [[BloodierAndGorier last and bloodiest]] of five [[UsefulNotes/SpanishCivilWar Civil Wars]]. [[UsefulNotes/FranciscoFranco The winner of the war ruled the country for no less than 36 years]] until his death, when the current Constitutional Monarchy now led by King Felipe VI was installed.

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Spain ('''Spanish:''' ''España''), officially known as the Kingdom of Spain ('''Spanish:''' ''Reino de España''), is a south-western European country inhabited by 47 million Spaniards, home of the ''Conquistadores'' and the language spoken by nearly 400 million people. The modern day Spanish trace their descent from many peoples, [[NinjaPirateZombieRobot including but not limited to]] [[UsefulNotes/AncientRome Romans]], [[UsefulNotes/AncientGreece Greeks]], [[UsefulNotes/PunicWars Phoenicians]], [[UsefulNotes/TheDungAges Visigoths]], [[UsefulNotes/MoorishSpain Jews, and Muslims]], and the modern nation-state was formed with the union of the Kingdom of Castille and the Kingdom of Aragon in the 1469 by the marriage of their respective monarchs, Queen Isabella and King Fernando and the siege of Granada in 1492, which would end the ''Reconquista'' and 700 years of Muslim rule in the Iberian Peninsula. Through the discovery and later conquest of much of the Western Hemisphere that same year: An empire grew and soon became the one of the most powerful on the globe planet until it's eventual decline over the course of the 1800's, culminating in a war with the UsefulNotes/UnitedStates at the very end of the century.[[note]]Although Spain still managed to keep some colonies in Africa until the 1970's.[[/note]]This, [[/note]] This, along with the failure of the conquest of Morocco and the feuds between political factions led to the [[BloodierAndGorier last and bloodiest]] of five [[UsefulNotes/SpanishCivilWar Civil Wars]]. [[UsefulNotes/FranciscoFranco The winner of the war ruled the country for no less than 36 years]] until his death, when the current Constitutional Monarchy now led by King Felipe VI was installed.
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