Spain is a very historic place to the people of their culture. There is a lot of history to this country so it can get confusing. Pay attention.
The Celts were the first people to invade spain. They invaded from present day France. They had northern territory of Spain.
The Iberos had the southern part of Spain.
There was also a third group which were the Celtiberos but they did not want to fight. They were the first inhabitants of Spain.
Huge trade route
Moors had divided into small kingdoms
Last Moorish king was defeated; Jan. 1492
Fernando and Isabel get married in 1469
Both being Catholic, they united Christian kingdoms against the Moors
They both solidified their power through religion and military success
Ended the Reconquista by defeating the Moors in Granada in 1492
Fernando wanted a son to take the throne
Juana marries Felipe for money and power
Spanish Succession pitted royal families against them
War ends in 1713, with Spain losing to Gibraltar to the English
Rebellion of May 2 1808 in Madrid begins war of Spanish Independance
most of the colonies in America gain independence
the First Spanish Republic is proclaimed in 1873
ends in 1874
The Second Republic of Spain is established in 1931
set up a new progressive constitution
new government creates a deeper political and social divide
military and, the Church and the upper classes think that there are too many changes going on
Socialists and Communists think there are not enough changes and want more changes faster
General Francisco Franco stages a military revolt in 1936, begins Civil War
Franco's troops are aided by Germany and Italy
Republican forces get very little help
War ends in 1939
Franco's forces wins
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