Spain Political Analysis

1405 WordsMay 8, 20026 Pages
The kingdom of Spain is roughly about 504,750 sq. km., including the Balearic and Canary islands (CIA). This land mass is roughly double the size of our state of Oregon. The country is located in Western Europe and borders the countries of; Andorra, France, Gibraltar, Portugal and Morocco (Ceuta and Melilla) (CIA). The country has roughly about 30% arable land and exports much of its agricultural products. The Spanish population is about 40.1 million people with about 1% growth rate (CIA). The population mix is mainly that of Mediterranean and Nordic heritage. The Kingdom of Spain is less populated than most of its European counterparts with the majority of the population living in main cities. The government of the Kingdom of…show more content…
However, in modern day times with the threats of terrorism and antigovernment organizations, illegal immigration has become a large problem in recent months for the Spanish authorities. Sine the attacks on September 11 the Spanish have almost closed all its doors to any non-EU country. The influx of African immigrants coming from the Sudan, Morocco and other poor African countries have flooded the canary islands and much of the southern Spanish Shores. The influx of illegal immigration comes from the fear of anti-Arab immigrants to other neighboring countries. The reason many immigrants are flooding the islands and costal lines is because Spain has such an Arab influence, less restrictive immigration laws, and is one of the poorer countries that belong to the EU. (Washington Post) This influx has caught the Spanish authorities off guard and created a concern by human rights activist. The detaining area has a death-camp like atmosphere for its prisoners. The Spanish government has been called upon by several International Organizations to create basic human living standards for their detainees. Because Spain is a part of the European Union it is considered among the largest trading superpowers in the world. The risk of operating, transfer or ownership risk is very minimal. Spain, while among the poorer countries that belong to the EU, the government has a less restrictive involvement with foreign investments,
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