| Kingdom of Spain|
Reino de España
|Type||Unitary parliamentary constitutional monarchy|
|Constitution||Spanish constitution of 1978|
|Head of State||King Juan Carlos I|
|Head of Government||President Felipe González|
|Commander-in-chief||King Juan Carlos I|
|Executive branch||Council of Ministers|
|Legislative branch||Cortes Generales|
|Military||Fuerzas Armadas Españolas (Spanish Armed Forces)|
|Language(s)||Spanish, Catalan, Galician, Basque|
|National anthem||Marcha Real ("Royal March")|
|National holiday||12 October|
|Conflicts||Spanish-American War |
Spanish Civil War
Spain is a country in Western Europe, bordering France, Portugal, and Andorra.
The Monarchy of Spain has been around since the 15th century.
During the 15th and 16th centuries, what made the kingdom known is that they, along with Portugal, made several expeditions to unknown territories of the globe, called "The New World." The Spaniards made several places in the world under their crown, notably in North America, South America, Guam and the Philippine Islands.
In 1898, Spain and the United States fought in the Spanish-American War. The U.S. emerged as victor, and Spain relinquished control of Cuba and ceded Puerto Rico, Guam, and the Philippines to America.
A bloody civil war was fought in the nation from 1936 to 1939, in which dictator Francisco Franco emerged as the leader of Spain, defeating the Spanish Republic. Right after the Civil War, World War II broke out in Europe, and Spain remained neutral throughout the war.
Upon Franco's death in November 1975, Spain shifted back into democracy under King Juan Carlos I, and it was organized into 17 autonomous communites, such as Catalonia, the Basque Country and Galicia.
World War III Edit
Spain, being part of NATO, presumably sent troops to fight in France; although this has not been mentioned. The country has not been invaded by the Soviet Union and most likely will not after the Soviets were repelled from France.