Spain And The European Union

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Spain is a part of the European Union and makes up most of the Iberian Peninsula. Spain boarders the Pyrenees Mountains, which separates Spain from France and the Strait of Gibraltar separates Spain from North Africa. As of 2012, Spain has a population of about 47 million people, making it the 27th largest country in the world. Native Spaniards make up 88 percent of the population. Over the last 40 years Spain grew and became more economically advanced, but it still falls behind most other countries in Western Europe. Spain is mostly an agricultural country and grows large crops of wheat, barley, vegetables, olives, sugar, grapes, and corks. Spain is the largest producer of lemons, strawberries, and oranges in Europe. Spain is the…show more content…
In 1936, Spain was pulled into a bloody war leading to dictatorship by Francisco Franco, who maintained control over Spain until the end of 1975. Spain flourished and had economic growth from the 1960s to the until Franco’s death in the 1970s. There was a lot of tension between the Muslim immigrants and the Basque region at that moment. The modern Spain had a robust development which was influenced by a constitutional monarchy in the leadership of King Juan Carlos. The standard of living saw the fastest growth rate in Spain’s history. In the military history of Spain, which early emerged on the western fringes in the Mediterranean, the attack was with Rome and the Carthaginians, which lead to the fall of the Roman Empire later on. The war between Christians and Muslims led to the resolution of the military in the area. Spain’s war was very challenging as it led to the defeat of the centralized states of the American empire as Spain became a vast empire. The Thirty Years’ War resulted in the diminishing power of the Spanish military even with the assistance from the navy. Spain’s military ranks 27th in the world with an active military of only 125,000 and a reserve of 125,000. Spain also has a civil guard of about 80,000 personnel which activate at a time of national emergency. The Spanish army is made up of 14 brigades made up of armored infantry, mechanized
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