years, sending the country. In 732, the Franks, led by Charles Martel, defeated the Muslims in the vicinity of
Aragon and Castile Spain were the main states of the 12th century to 15, by the marriage of Ferdinand II and Isabella I 1469th In 1478, they founded the Inquisition, the eradication of heresy and detection of Jews and Muslims , Was not openly converted to Christianity.
Torquemada, the most experienced great inquisitors, epitomized the Inquisition of the harshness and cruelty. The last Muslim stronghold,
33). The Spanish Hapsburg monarchy was at one time the world's most powerful. In 1588, Philip II sent his unbesiegbare Armada to conquer
On 18 July
In a referendum during the year 1947, the Spanish people approved a Franco-author compatibility of succession of
Under pressure from the Catalan and Basque nationalists, Minister-President Adolfo Suarez home usually given to these regions in 1979. Basque separatist terrorists committed hundreds of bombings and kidnappings. With the overwhelming election of Mr. Felipe González Márquez and his Spanish Socialist Workers' Party, October 20, 1982, parliamentary elections, Franco-past was finally buried.
In August 2002, Batasuna, the political wing of the basque terrorist organization ETA, was banned. The wisdom of the leadership of the party instead U allow a socket legitimate policy was questioned.
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On 11 March 2004,
In June 2005, despite strong opposition from the Catholic Church,
After four decades of violence, militant basque separatist ETA, responsible for more than 800 dead and terrorize the Spanish society with their bombings and other attacks, announced a cease-fire on March 24,
The government has dissolved Parliament in January 2008 and called new elections. In the elections of March, the Minister Zapatero, President of the Socialist Party was re-elected with 43.7% of votes. Mariano Rajoy of the Partido Popular cutoff of 40.1%. On 12 April Zapatero, announced his cabinet, in which all members has remained unchanged, except for Carme Chacón Piqueras the new minister of defense.