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In History
  • Jun 8, 1469

    Uniting the Kingdoms

    Uniting the Kingdoms
    The marriage of Isabella of Castile and Ferdinand of Aragon, the Catholic Monarchs. Prepared the two kingdoms and marked the period of success for Spain
  • Mar 11, 1492


    Cristopher Columbus discovers America
  • Nov 8, 1495


    Spanish conquered the Canary islands and Kingdom of Naples join the kingdom
  • Wars of Spain

    Joseph Bonaparte took the Spanish throne, following the Napoleonic invasion,
  • First republic

    First republic
    The brief reign of Amadeo of Savoy ended with his abdication, and the First Republic was proclaimed.
  • King of Spain

    King of Spain
    Alfonso XII became King of Spain, succeeded by his son in 1886
  • The election

    The election
    Monarchy was defeated and the size of Republican's vote became enormous in Madrid and Barcelona
  • Comands

    General Franco took over as Head of State and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces. The Spanish State embarked on a period of forty years' dictatorship, during which the political life of the country was characterized by the illegality of all the political parties with the exception of the National Movement
  • Death

    Franco died in 1975, bringing to an end a period of Spanish history and opening the way to the restoration of the monarchy with the rise to the Throne of the present King of Spain, Juan Carlos.
  • King (again)

    King (again)
    The young monarch soon established himself as a resolute motor for change to a western-style democracy by means of a cautious process of political reform which took as its starting point the Francoist legal structure. Adolfo Suarez, the prime minister of the second Monarchy Government.
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    Next two centuries

    Spanish Empire became the worlds power source for politics
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    The regions of Catalonia, the Basque Country, Galicia and Andalusia approved statutes for their own self-government and elected their respective parliaments. In January 1981, the prime minister, Adolfo Suarez, resigned and was succeeded by Leopoldo Calvo-Sotelo. On August 27th, 1982, Calvo-Sotelo presented to the King a decree for the dissolution of Parliament and the calling of a general election to be held on October 28th.