The Kingdom Of Spain And Spain

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Introduction History The Kingdom of Spain is a picturesque country with a very interesting history, vast art scene, and rich culture. People first came to Spain in about 2500 B.C but in 715 A.D, the Muslims conquered Spain which stayed under Muslim rule for over 700 years. In 1492, the Christians overthrew the Muslims, and from the 15th to the 17th century, Spain was the most powerful country in the world. In 1939, a General in Spain’s Army and a staunch dictator launched a coup against the elected second republic and Spain split into two groups of government, marking their Civil War that killed over a half million people by the end of and repressed the culture and language of the Basques and Catalan regions. After Franco, the generals, death in 1975, Spain became a democracy. Currently, Spain has a hybrid rule consisting of a parliamentary government under a monarchy that is ratified by the constitution. The Spanish economy is slated ninth in the developed world and is characterized by high living standards. The country is composed of 17 autonomous states. This makes Spain one of the most decentralized nations within the European continent. These autonomous regions have their own budgets and resources, elected legislature and administrations. Religion In the 16th and 17th centuries, Spain notably magnified its influence through colonization of countries in South America, North Africa, and Europe. It is through colonization that this country was able to impact other

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