1939 to 1975
a. The Civil War in Spain ended in April of 1939 and Francos regime began
b. Fundamental Laws
b.i. The first of these fundamental laws was the Labor Charter,
promulgated on March 9, 1938. It set forth the social policy of the
regime, and it s
Fall 1598 Phillip II dies and is replaced by Phillip IIImakes some bad decisions almost
Embargo on Dutch
One already existed against the British
Said that anything produced in said country couldnt come into Spain
Seized any ships of Dutch
Charles V and Global Empire
1570-85 New Triumphs
1585-1609 Climatic Battles-things really change in Spain at this point; at least 20% of the
population dies from bad harvests, the plague, etc.
Spains Golden Age is the 17th
1975 to 1982
a. Period of transition
b.i. End of Franco
b.ii. Fernndez Miranda, as president of the Council of the Kingdom, obtained Adolfo
Surezs placement on the new list of three candidates for head of the government.
The king chos
Ferdinand and Isabella
The Crown of Aragon has the eastern coast of Spain, which is administratedly different from the
rest of Spain. Aragon is reconquered much sooner than the rest of Spain (much like Portugal).
The marriage between Ferdinand and Isabell
Points of Spanish Law and Republic
1.) Law of defense of Republic
a. Passed by courts and congress in October 1931
b. Gives minister of interior power to create Assault Guards
b.i. This is a police force that is comparable to Guardia Civil
After the uprisings, things calmed down a bit b/c the government was super tough on those who
participated in uprisings. The forces on the left (Anarchists, socialists) get more and more upset.
Leads to increase of random acts of violen
Elections initially start out center-left. In 1934 the right organizes itself into coalitions. The
middle disappears b/c the Socialists destroy the left. Neither coalition wins a clear majority.
1) Provisional government
a. Writes both
Spain and Spanish Geography
1) Pay taxes
a. Historically, one didnt have to pay taxes like now.
a.i. Government would determine how much the town/village owed, and
leaders of town would go to people based on how much they
could/would pay and tell them how
Spain and Introduction
Common market=European Union
Goals of the course:
1) Define Spanish-ness
a. Why do they siesta?
a.i. Result of taking their large meal mid-day
a.ii. They must do this b/c they go to the market daily; afternoon the food is