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Spain-Pictogram.png Spain is a country in Southwestern Europe with some pockets of Spanish territory across the Strait of Gibraltar and the Atlantic Ocean. Its continental European territory is situated on the Iberian Peninsula. Its territory also includes two archipelagoes: the Canary Islands off the coast of Africa, and the Balearic Islands in the Mediterranean Sea. The African enclaves of Ceuta, Melilla, and Peñón de Vélez de la Gomera, make Spain the only European country to have a physical border with an African country. Several small islands in the Alboran Sea are also part of Spanish territory. The country's mainland is bordered to the south and east by the Mediterranean Sea except for a small land boundary with Gibraltar; to the north and northeast by France-Pictogram.png France, Andorra-Pictogram.png Andorra, and the Bay of Biscay; and to the west and northwest by Portugal-Pictogram.png Portugal and the Atlantic Ocean.

They are slightly growing in popularity, but they are slightly less popular than some European countries.

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Description

Appearance

Spain is depicted as both a man and a woman. Spain is the medium height of the SPQR countries, having the same height as that of France.

Female

If we refer to the fact Countryhumans characters often wear clothes that correspond to stereotypes, as a woman Spain wears a Flamenco dress or a more classic long dress. Generally, she is also dressed in a white shirt and jeans, and usually carries a fan. She's also represented with a military suit of commanders of the Spanish Empire.

Male

As a man, Spain would have two main outfits. He either wears the traje de luces (costume of the Matador), or he wears a plain shirt (either black, white or coffee tan) with a necklace cross.

Personality

Spain can be really romantic when they want to, they speak loudly and very fast, being sometimes way too impulsive. They are really sociable and give big importance to their European family. One could also say that Spain has an optimistic and unconcerned personality because the dislikes pass immediatly.

Spain lives at its own rhythm, mainly because they wake up at the same hours as the other Europeans countries but go to bed way later, that is why they need to take a siesta during the afternoon.

Interests

Spain loves to dance, listen to music, go to the festivities, and in sports, they are very competitive. Usually, they like to go to "tapas" with their friends. They are very helpful in this, as they constantly prepare some food to encourage everyone. In fact, Spain usually invites all its friends to spend the summer holidays on its beaches and mountains. Their favorite instrument is the guitar and is an expert in cartography. Spain owns the European high-speed trains, since it is the main investor in this sector in Europe. Spain and Portugal have an Iberian pet lynx that protects them.

Flag meaning

The Spanish flag contains two red horizontal stripes and one bigger yellow between them, these were the colors of Castile and Aragon. The coat of arms in the left side is surrounded by two-column of Hercules which represent the ancient territory of Gibraltar and the words "PLUS ULTRA" which make reference to the overseas territories, and composed by the coat of arms of the six historical kingdoms and the reigning dynasty:

  • The Kingdom of Castile, yellow and blue castle on a red background.
  • The Kingdom of León, the purple lion on a white background.
  • Crown of Aragon, yellow and red verticals strips.
  • The Kingdom of Grenade, a cut grenade on a silver background.
  • The Bourbon-Anjou house, three golden fleur de lis on a blue background, surrounded by a red frame.

Nicknames

"The European Caribbean", she's called this way because of the good solar weather. In addition, historically, Spain was involved in solar symbols. In the Middle Ages, it was believed that Spain was the land most geographically close to the "End of the World" in the West, that's why they also nickname her "The Land of the Setting Sun". And the Spanish and Portuguese empires used to be called "The empire on which the sun never sets".

Etymology

History

Iberian

The first confirmed presence of hominids of the genus Homo dates back to 1.2 million years before the present, as evidenced by the discovery of a jaw of a Homo not yet classified in Atapuerca.In ancient times, parts of the Mediterranean coast of Spain were colonized by the Greeks.

Hispania

In the year 218 B.C., the Romans invaded the Iberian peninsula, which would later become the Roman province of Hispania (whose name derives from "Spain"). The Romans introduced the Latin language, predecessor of the modern Spanish language. The Iberian Peninsula remained under Roman rule for 600 years, until the fall of the Western Roman Empire.

Visigothic Kingdom

In the Middle Ages, the area was conquered by different Germanic peoples. The Visigoths, from the current Swedish region of Götaland, were strongly linked to the social and political transformation of Hispania, the Visigothic Kingdom. Creating, what could be, the oldest state in Europe.

Al-Andalus

Later, the Iberian Peninsula would be conquered by the Arabs (caliphates), reaching these to have a presence for more than seven centuries. They would be expelled from the Iberian Peninsula with the intervention of the Carolingian Empire and the surviving Visigoths.

Crown of Aragon and Castile

It is not until the s. xv d. C., with the dynastic union of Castile and Aragon and the culmination of the Reconquista, along with the subsequent annexation of Navarre from the Kingdom of France, when one can speak of the foundation of Spain, as was recognized abroad.

Spanish Empire

Already in the Modern Age, the Spanish monarchs dominated the first overseas global empire, which covered territories on five continents, leaving a vast Western cultural and linguistic heritage across the globe.

Contemporary history

In the early nineteenth century, after successive wars in Latin America, it lost most of its territories in America, increasing this situation with the disaster of 98.

During this century, there would also be a war against the First French Empire, a series of civil wars, an ephemeral republic replaced again by a constitutional monarchy and the process of modernization of the country.

In the first third of the twentieth century, a constitutional republic was proclaimed. A failed military coup caused the outbreak of a civil war, whose end gave way to the dictatorship of Francisco Franco, ended with the death of this in 1975, at which time a transition to democracy began, whose climax was the wording, ratification in referendum and promulgation of the Constitution of 1978, which advocates freedom, justice, equality, and political pluralism as superior values ​​of the legal system.

Currently, Spain is considered one of the most friendly and neutral countries with most other countries. Therefore, it has gained a lot of popularity and support abroad. It is also one of the European countries with more historical and political influence, and the second country in the world in tourism, after France.

Organizations and affiliations 

Politics

According to the Democracy Index of the EIU, Spain is one of the 19 full democracies in the world.

It´s biggest political parties presntly are: PSOE(center-left), PP(center-right-right)m Podemos(left), Ciudadanos(center right), and Vox(far right).

The Spanish Constitution of 1978 is the culmination of the Spanish transition to democracy. As a result, Spain is now composed of 17 autonomous communities and two autonomous cities with varying degrees of autonomy thanks to its Constitution, which nevertheless explicitly states the indivisible unity of the Spanish nation. The constitution also specifies that Spain has no state religion and that all are free to practice and believe as they wish.

The Spanish administration approved the Gender Equality Act in 2007 aimed at furthering equality between genders in Spanish political and economic life. According to Inter-Parliamentary Union data as of Sept 1, 2018, 137 of the 350 members of the Congress were women (39.1%), while in the Senate, there were 101 women out of 266 (39.9%), placing Spain 16th on their list of countries ranked by proportion of women in the lower (or single) House. The Gender Empowerment Measure of Spain in the United Nations Human Development Report is 0.794, 12th in the world.

Government

Spain is a constitutional monarchy, with a hereditary monarch and a bicameral parliament, the Cortes Generales (General Courts).

The executive branch consists of a Council of Ministers of Spain presided over by the Prime Minister, nominated and appointed by the monarch and confirmed by the Congress of Deputies following legislative elections. By political custom established by King Juan Carlos since the ratification of the 1978 Constitution, the king's nominees have all been from parties who maintain a plurality of seats in the Congress.

The legislative branch is made up of the Congress of Deputies (Congreso de los Diputados) with 350 members, elected by popular vote on block lists by proportional representation to serve four-year terms, and a Senate (Senado) with 259 seats of which 208 are directly elected by popular vote, using a limited voting method, and the other 51 appointed by the regional legislatures to also serve four-year terms.

Diplomacy

Argentina and Uruguay

After Argentina gained independence from Spain, diplomatic relations between the two nations have been very stable. Argentina and Spain share a relationship of understanding and mutual support because both countries have suffered from internal wars and military dictatorships. In addition, they also share a deep grudge against England and its nearby dependent territories (the Falkland Islands and Gibraltar). Sometimes, Portugal and Spain find a similarity in their Iberian relations with the relations between Argentina and Brazil. And they even classify the capital of Argentina, Buenos Aires, and Uruguay, Montevideo, as a "European capitals". Argentina and Uruguay can be represented as the cousin-brothers of Latin Europe due to the cultural and historical relations that countries share. In addition, Argentina and Uruguay would be linked with the countries of Europe, particularly with: Armenia, Spain, Ireland, Italy and Portugal. This is due to the fact that the Argentine and Uruguayan culture are identical and their own, since they do not originate in South America. It should be noted that, for this reason, Argentina and Uruguay are the only Latin American countries that have been classified as "Western countries".

Australia and New Zealand

Spain, Portugal, and the Netherlands were the first European countries to sight the coasts of Australia and New Zealand. Over the past few years, relations between Spain and Australia have experienced substantial progress in the political, economic, cultural, scientific and parliamentary diplomacy. Both countries also share values, which facilitates the relationship in the United Nations. In 2018, both countries celebrated the 50th anniversary of bilateral relations to expand and reinforce each other in all fields, coinciding with the National Day of Australia. Spain's relations with Australia have contributed to the development of good relations with New Zealand. There isn't much content between these countries in the fandom, though they can be seen together through group shots with other countries.

Austria

The relations between these two nations are mainly defined by the domination of the House of Habsburg in the Spanish Monarchy during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. Coinciding with the domains of the Spanish Empire and the Portuguese Empire. In this sense, Austria has been the teacher of Spain and Portugal. Austria and Spain share an excellent and brotherly relationship. It should be noted that Austria is the only Germanic country whose culture has been heavily influenced by the Roman Empire. Spain really enjoys the Austrian concerts that he organizes every new year. 

Belgium

In 1516 Charles V, sovereign of the Netherlands accepts the crown of Castile and Aragon and agrees to be Carlos I of Spain. The stories of Spain and Flanders came together to maintain a very close relationship over the centuries. Relations between Spain and Belgium have traditionally been good. However, at present, this relationship is located only with the Walloon part of Belgium. While the Flemish part of Belgium has faced against the member countries of the European Union due to their nationalism. The countries can be seen with other members of the European Union in fanworks.

Brazil

The Spain-Brazil relationship is based on two pillars: the strong investment presence of Spanish companies in Brazil and the interest of Brazilians for the Spanish language and culture. In addition to sharing a special relationship with Portugal. Brazil insists that it prefers bilaterality in its relationship with Spain and not multilateral formats, where its weight is relativized, which is particularly reflected in the Ibero-American Summits, to which Brazil is reluctant. Brazil usually invites Spain and Portugal in their exotic carnivals.

Canada

Although Spain and France had tense relations with Canada during the "Turbot War" and the "Francophonie", since the end of World War II, Canada and Spain enjoy friendly and close relations. Currently, both countries have excellent relations and share common values. Canada and Spain have supported each other to overcome internal problems and tend to relate as "close relatives". France and Spain often refer to Canada as "the European-style American dream" and "a very disguised contrast to the United States." Sometimes, they even classify the capital of Canada, Ottawa as a "European capital". As it happens also to the capital of Argentina, Buenos Aires. Due to the close friendships between Canada and Spain, including the rest of European countries, as well as Canada's desire to show an independent potential from the United States, the possibility of the entry of Canada as a full member of the EU has been suggested. 

China

Spain enjoys good preaching among Chinese political leaders, above all, it is due to a diplomatic attitude that eludes conscientiously to get involved in any matter that may make Beijing frown, as we refer to human rights, national problems or the issue of Taiwan, all of the sensitive and indicated by China as of special significance in its relations with foreign states. China and Spain share their respective cultures with each other. China likes the flag of Spain because both countries share the same traditional Chinese colors (yellow and red). So China usually enjoys the presence of Spain.

Colombia

There isn't much content surrounding Spain and Colombia. However, despite the independence of Colombia from Spain, both countries have continued to show intimate relations. This is demonstrated in the multiple efforts to achieve peace among the countries of the former "Gran Colombia" and because both countries feel nostalgia for the unification between states, they have a very tense and negative relationship with Venezuela, share a rich twinned cultural heritage and the viceroyalty of New Granada during the Spanish Empire united the north and south of the American continent. 

Czech Republic and Slovakia

Spain recognized the Czech Republic and established diplomatic relations with it on January 1, 1993, the day the Czechoslovakia division materialized. In the previous years, relations between this country and Spain had gained in intensity with the restoration of democracy and the fall of communism in 1989. With the new Czech Republic in these three decades, relations have increased, especially favored by the accession of the Czech Republic to the EU. Good examples of this are the increase in Spanish investments, the remarkable and continued growth of commercial exchanges, the flow of Spanish tourists to the Czech Republic, the also notable number of Czechs visiting Spain, the appreciable interest in Spanish cultural activities and those of the Cervantes Institute in Prague. The Hispanic-Czech bilateral institutional relations in the cultural field are framed in an executive program of collaboration in the field of education and culture, in accordance with the Treaty of Cultural Cooperation between Spain and Czechoslovakia signed in 1979, of which the Republic Czech is a party as successor State. Spain shares a very similar relationship with Slovakia.

Cyprus and Egypt

The relations between Spain and Egypt have traditionally been fluid and without disputes. Spain has been perceived as a friendly and close country, committed to Egypt and the region. Sometimes, Spain and Italy see Egypt as part of their family. This is because Egyptian culture has been linked to the origins of Mediterranean Europe, such as Greek and Roman cultures. In addition, Egypt shares an intimate and brotherly relationship with Greece and Cyprus for this reason. The relations between Cyprus and Egypt with Spain have guaranteed good commercial and diplomatic relations between Spain and the countries of the Near East. But maintaining neutrality.

Denmark 

Denmark and Spain have shared historical ties, as was the Spanish Expedition to Denmark and, along with Greece, shares monarchical relations in Spain due to the titles of Queen Sofia of Spain. In addition, a cordial cultural and commercial exchange between the two countries. What has guaranteed, respectively, a great interest to strengthen the relations between the Latin countries of southern Europe and the Nordic countries of northern Europe. The countries of the EU have maintained diplomatic relations with Greenland and Faroe Islands through Denmark. And it has even been proposed to include them as full members of the EU but staying in the Danish Realm.

Finland

Diplomatic relations between Spain and Finland originate with Finnish independence in 1917. Spain was one of the first countries to recognize Finland's independence, making Madrid one of the first seven representations that Finland established during 1918. Relations between the two countries have traditionally been good and fruitful. At the same time, they have consolidated an exchange at all levels. Spain is also one of the favorite destinations for Finnish tourism, which has generated many tourist references between the two countries. In fact, it is understood that Spain shared the same close relationship with Finland as with Norway or Sweden (this is mainly due to the great interest that exists in the Nordic and Greco-Latin countries to strengthen relations between northern and southern Europe). Both countries also support each other due to the suffering they both had in the 20th century and began a close relationship after their civil wars. Sometimes Finland and Spain take time alone to remember their past as they consider themselves an ex-couple. It should be noted that Finland is the only Nordic country with the euro, Spain has contributed to the development of the Finnish railway, with companies like Talgo, and both countries have a close cultural relationship with the Christmas holidays (Santa Claus and the Three Wise Kings). Spain's relations with Estonia pass through Finland.

France

France is Spain's sister/brother, they get along very well even if Spain married France's ex, they avoid to talk about it because it gets weird. France likes Spain's music. They often talk about how the USA can be unbearable when he started making jokes about them, but they still love him anyway because he's still a little boy to them. In the past, they had a turbulent relationship, but that has been put aside by them for a long time. In addition, Spain feels very grateful for the French cultural influence that her sister gave her. Both countries have supported each other to overcome internal problems. France and Spain have shared a historic enmity with the United Kingdom and also share a deep grudge against England and its nearby dependent territories (Jersey, Guernsey, and Gibraltar). In addition to supporting Celtic nations against England (Scotland and Ireland). The two enjoyed bullying Italy in the past when they were young. Spain is proud of France for its marriage and leadership with Germany. Sometimes, she is excited to see France so happy. The bilateral relations between Spain and France are excellent. Its main content is given by the area related to the European Union, in which the two countries share common positions on many issues and in which framework there are frequent contacts between the authorities of both. Spain and France often discuss their hobbies. For example, Spain loves Warner Bros. and Nintendo while France likes Disney and SEGA. Basically, Spain and France are represented as twin siblings with different tastes. Both countries are responsible for the defense and care of Andorra. Good relations with France have ensured diplomatic relations with Switzerland and with the Francophone African countries.

Germany

When Germany was the Holy Roman Empire, Spain was its right hand and with Prussia, Spain was engaged to him, they were very much in love and had a daughter (The Netherlands). Unfortunately, there were many discussions between them on political issues and they divorced, which led to both countries suffering from emotional depression. However, currently, Germany and Spain support each other and maintain a long friendship. Spain and Germany share good mutual perceptions, both of their public opinions and at the official level. They are also strong supporters of EU values. Sometimes, Germany admits to Spain that it admires Greco-Latin European culture and that it would like to be part of the family; as Austria has been. One of the reasons why he fell in love with France. Apparently, Spain has been of vital importance in the life of Germany.

A part of the fandom considers Germany as the actual husband of Spain. The two apparently never actually divorced and continued to keep their marriage a secret against the opinion of their governments.

Greece

In ancient times, parts of the Mediterranean coast of Spain were colonized by the Greeks. In the Middle Ages, parts of Greece fell under the Crown of Aragon. The Renaissance painter Doménikos Theotokópoulos (better known as El Greco) was of Greek origin, as is Queen Sofia of Spain. Both countries are the doors of Europe and share, together with Italy, France, and Portugal, the same Greco-Latin or Mediterranean culture. There are great similarities although with its particularities about gastronomy, culture, family, etc. The historical links are very strong, and the relationships are very stable. Spain, like the other European Latin countries, usually sees Greece as a maternal figure due to the strong influence of the Macedonian Empire.

Hungary

Since that regime change, the relationship between the governments of Spain and Hungary became closer and closer. It shows an improvement in economic relations, more and more Spanish companies are investing in Hungary, not to mention the fact that the number of Spanish tourists visiting Budapest is increasing. In addition to political and economic ties, in the cultural area, the intensification of collaborations is also notorious, either taking into account the agreements concluded between institutions or the dissemination of education in Spanish in Hungary.

India

Spain has ensured a good relationship with India. Both countries have consolidated their ties in the last decade, although the lack of mutual knowledge remains the main obstacle between the two countries. India usually invites Spain and Portugal to organize cricket matches and, thus, talk about important issues to improve relations between the three countries. The historic relations between Spain and Thailand have also served to strengthen relations with India.

Ireland

The Celts were linked during the period of the Roman Empire, while the Slavs, the Germans, and the Nordics are later to the empire. Spain, Portugal, and France share a sister relationship with Ireland because the Celts of the island came from these three countries of the continent. Besides, the four countries were allies to fight against England. Although Ireland does not have a Latin language, it shares the same culture as the countries originated from the Roman Empire mixed with the Nordic cultural heritage. The bilateral relations between Spain and Ireland are excellent. Its main content is given by the area related to the European Union, in which the two countries share common positions on many issues and in which framework there are frequent contacts between the authorities of both. Lots of Spanish students also come to Ireland to learn English.

Italy

The relations between Italy and Spain have remained firm and affable for decades due to political, cultural and historical connections between both countries. Spain, like the other European Latin countries, usually sees Italy as its father figure due to the strong influence of the Roman Empire. Although they can be classified as family, Spain and Italy are also represented as a romantic and married couple. This is because both countries share a highly close relationship due to strong historical and political ties. But for this same reason, apart from sharing the same Roman origin, Italy would be more of a elder brother (or father figure) and Spain as a little sister that protect each other.

Japan

Both Japan and Spain are interested in sharing their cultures mutually. This is demonstrated with the interest in Japanese art and folklore in Spain, as well as references to Spain in Japanese culture, such as in anime and manga. Tourism between both countries is really potential. Japan and Spain have maintained a magnificent relationship that continues to this day. The relations between the two royal houses have also been cordial. In 2018, they celebrated the 150th anniversary of the Establishment of Diplomatic Relations between the two countries.

Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, and Mongolia

The relations between Spain and Kazakhstan are positive at all levels and there have been numerous contacts, fostered by the good personal relationship between both governments. During 2012, the Spanish support in Latin America to the candidacy of the city of Astana to host the Expo 2017 was a test of the close relations between Spain and Kazakhstan and was a key element for the success of its capital in this aspiration. It should be noted that Spanish companies, such as Talgo, have helped the development of Kazakhstan, as well as neighboring countries such as Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Mongolia. Kazakhstan has proposed to Spain to take it flying through the landscapes of Central Asia, as thanks for their contributions. But Spain seems to be afraid of heights.

Mexico

On several occasions, the two countries have supported each other diplomatically and several high-level visits and meetings between both governments have been held. The relationship between the two countries continued to be based on deep-rooted cultural similarities, such as through surnames of Spanish origin and a shared linguistic heritage. Mexico often escapes its responsibilities by blaming Spain for all its ills. Although Spain usually passes the personality of Mexico. Unfortunately, both countries have not overcome their past conflicts and at present, the relations between Spain and Mexico are destined to deteriorate; this has caused Spain to position itself more in favor of the United States. Ironically, the heir nobility of the Moctezuma family and the kings of the Spanish crown share a strong friendship. Mexico is also represented as the ex-lover of Spain, the father of Central America [and the Hispanic Caribbean] and the future version of the Maya and Aztec Empires. Mexico never forgave Spain for abandoning it for Peru.

Netherlands and Luxembourg

The Netherlands is Spain's and Germany's daughter. Despite the constant struggles in the past between Spain and the Netherlands, at present, the political climate of diplomatic relations between both countries is quite good. There is a great interest in sharing the history that unites both countries. In the Netherlands for the Spanish language and culture and is reflected in the numerous manifestations of Spanish culture in this country. In Spain for Dutch culture and society. Good relations with the Netherlands have ensured diplomatic relations with Luxembourg. In addition, Luxembourg and Spain share the Bourbon dynasty.

Norway and Iceland

Both countries share excellent monarchical relations. In addition, they have a mutual interest in closer relations at all levels. Norway and Spain have shared a princess, Christina of Norway, Infanta of Castile. Both countries also take pride in being the first Europeans to sight the coasts of America. While Spain admires the culture of the Nordic countries of Northern Europe, Norway admires the culture of the Greco-Latin countries of Southern Europe. More than a million Norwegians visiting Spain annually (almost ¼ of the population); Spain being the main tourist destination of the Norwegians. In addition, the city l'Alfàs del Pi, Valencia, is the second-largest colony of Norwegians after London. Both countries would like to be united and share their merits. There have never been direct wars between Norway and Spain and both countries have tried to proclaim themselves neutral during the World Wars.

Palau

During the Spanish rule in the Philippines. Spain and Philippines actually had a daughter which is Palau and had good relations with each other. What broke Palau’s heart is that Spain left her and her mama to be on part of the American rule which Spain has no choice but to cease them after losing the Spanish-American war. It broke Palau and Philippines’ heart. After the war, both of the nations have good relations since being part of the Spanish empire along with her mama Philippines. Although knowing that her mother and father are better off as friends, she still seen sometimes hang out with her now separated father along with her mother.

Peru and Paraguay

Peru was forced to become independent from Spain due to nearby countries since, originally, he never wanted independence (something similar happened with Paraguay). In the fandom, this is because Paraguay and Peru were the only countries in South America that perceived the change of personality of Spain (since Spain abolished slavery with the Laws of the Indies and began the construction of older buildings in the Americas, such as universities, hospitals, and churches, so that Paraguay and Peru are treated equally as two more European in the Greco-Latin family). Peru and Paraguay always show themselves as a quiet and neutral countries in front of their brothers and, normally, usually go to Spain to ask for advice on a problem. These countries have reinforced the cultural and defensive exchange. Paraguay, Peru, and Spain often enjoy deciphering enigmas and stories about Inca and pre-Inca mythology. Spain usually praises Paraguay and Peru as the countries with the most cultural and natural heritage in Latin America.

Poland

Poland and Spain have shared strong historical ties since the Middle Ages. While the forms of Spanish and Polish government evolved in different directions, the diplomacy of both countries was more favorable to support than to the contrary. Spain had a significant influence on Polish culture, especially literature, and both countries have fought against the Ottoman Empire. Their relations have often been described as very good and close, especially in the context of the EU's internal policy. Sometimes, Poland admits to Spain that it admires Greco-Latin European culture and that it would like to be part of the family; as Hungary has been. Spain's relations with Latvia pass through Poland.

Portugal 

Portugal and Spain have been friendly rivals for centuries. However, at present, the relations between Spain and Portugal are very excellent. Both countries are twinned in culture and history and have many social and political aspects in common. In spite of everything, the main problem could be the mutual cultural ignorance between the two. Spain and Portugal often boast of being the "Super Iberian Bros." (parody of Super Mario Bros.). Good relations with Portugal have ensured diplomatic relations with the Lusophone African countries.

Philippines

Philippines always wanted to gain independence from Spain until both nations have strengthened through cultural and historical similarities or rather complicated. There have been several high-level visits between both nations. Philippines and Spain were enemies at first but then their relations significantly warmed after the end of the War. Spain truly regret on giving up the Philippines to the United States and now under the American rule. After the War, both of the countries are now close and strengthened their ties with each other. Philippines is represented as the ex-wife of Spain, mostly due to the 333 rule and several Spaniards intermarriage with the princesses in the Philippines. They were forced to have divorce even though they both didn't agreed on doing so. On the modern days the two countries relations have warmed significantly and both describe it as a Special Relationship. [1]

Romania and Moldova

Spain and Romania have shared "good neighborly" relations despite being located at different ends of the European continent. Spain usually says that the horror stories of Romania have been the best. The relations between Spain and Moldova are basically similar.

Russia

Relations between Russia and Spain have traditionally been ups and downs. Although they have never faced each other face to face, the current policy between the European Union and Russia is usually the main problem between Spain and Russia. However, in the last decade, Russia and Spain have tried to maintain good relations. Alaska and Antarctica were born from a romantic relationship between the Russian Empire and the Spanish Empire. Spain tried to save the Romanov Dynasty of the Russian revolution during the reign of Alfonso XIII and the current heir to the Russian throne, Grand Duchess Maria Vladimirovna of Russia was born in Madrid. Although the USSR had contributed to the republican group during the Spanish civil war, Soviet politicians intended to turn Spain into a satellite state of the USSR. General Franco severed diplomatic relations with the politicians of the Soviet Union. However, both countries developed a sports rivalry in sport. Spain has contributed to the Russian railway, with companies such as Talgo. Russia usually invites Spain on its trips through Europe and Asia with the Trans-Siberian. However, Spain prefers to remain neutral with Russia's decisions on other countries. Russia would like Spain not to be so insecure about its relations and trust him more. Both countries are popularly considered as the respective counterparts of the European continent and constantly strive to maintain a strong affection despite political positions. Spain is one of the main countries that support the accession of Russia to the European Union.

Serbia

Both countries have shared a similar story in the case of their respective dictatorships and civil wars. So the mutual support is immensely remarkable to the point of developing an unbreakable relationship. During the cold war, and despite the political rejections between Marshal Tito and General Franco, a sports rivalry between SFR Yugoslavia and Francoist Spain was enhanced. Although Spain contributed to the actions of NATO and the UN during the Kosovo war, most Spaniards criticized the interventions. In addition, because Spain and Serbia share similar problems with nationalisms, Spain immediately withdrew all Spanish troops from the KFOR and the Spanish police from the EULEX. Spain is the only country in Western Europe that supports the sovereignty and unity of Serbia. Also, Spain is strongly supporting Serbia's membership of the European Union.

Sweden

Swedish interest in Spain comes from afar, especially, due to the fact that the Visigoths, from the current Swedish region of Götaland, were strongly linked to the social and political transformation of Hispania, the Visigothic Kingdom. Creating, what could be, the oldest state in Europe. So Sweden and Spain share a very close bond. Already for the year 840, the Vikings reached the Galician coast and then the Andalusians in search of fortune and good business. In the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, Sweden had a great interest in getting salt for food preservation. Some Swedish consuls in Cádiz had this business as their absolute priority. At present, both countries have very good bilateral relations and a strong friendship between the monarchies. The relations are characterized by cooperation within the EU and important commercial exchange. Spain is the main tourist destination of the Swedes. It should be noted that both Sweden and Spain share friendly and historical relations with Poland. In addition, there are other historical facts that confirm a much closer and closer relationship between Spain and Sweden. During the War of the Spanish Succession, the Swedish Empire had the opportunity to claim the succession of the crown of the Spanish Empire. However, due to the Great Northern War against Russia, he could not request his claim. There have never been direct wars between Sweden and Spain and both countries have tried to proclaim themselves neutral during the World Wars. Popularly, Spain and Sweden have admired each other and their respective quality of life and surprise each other that they suffer from internal problems. Both countries have supported each other to resolve them. This is also due to interest among European countries to unite cultural ties. Both countries are parodied with Minecraft memes. Sweden and Spain enjoy a shared pastime traveling through the seas of Europe by boat. Usually, they boast of being the relationship that unites the north and south of Europe. For this reason, a much more personal and intimate relationship between both countries is insinuated. The relationship between Spain and Sweden are more of a family type, a kinship and a brotherhood one.

Thailand

The relations between Spain and Thailand date back to after the discovery of the Philippine Islands by Spain. In 1718, during the reigns of Felipe V in Spain and Tai Sa in Thailand, both kingdoms signed the Treaty of Friendship and Navigation. Over time, relations between Spain and Thailand have flourished in many aspects, such as the close friendship between real households and economic relations, which continue to grow, especially in the tourism sector. Both countries celebrated 300 years of relationships. Therefore, it is considered that Spain is one of the countries that has maintained one of the longest friendships with Thailand. Relations with Thailand have also guaranteed to share good relations between Spain with Vietnam, Malaysia, Singapore, and Indonesia.

Turkey

During the sixteenth century, the Spanish Habsburgs and the Ottoman Empire fought for supremacy in the Mediterranean. However, at present, there are no political problems between Turkey and Spain at the bilateral level. Spain is one of the main countries that support the accession of Turkey to the European Union and both countries share the Alliance of Civilizations. Spain insists that reconciliation between the countries of the Balkans and Turkey can be achieved. Turkey and Spain often talk about gossip when traveling on the Orient Express in Europe. Good relations with Turkey have ensured diplomatic relations with Azerbaijan.

Ukraine

There is a fluid political dialogue between the two countries. It is worth highlighting the humanitarian aspect of the relationship that has been strengthened with the programs of Spanish associations to welcome Ukrainian children in Spanish families during the period of school holidays and the presence of an important colony of Ukrainian citizens in Spain, which has contributed to the development of Spain and that is fully integrated into Spanish society. Spain is one of the main countries that support the accession of Ukraine to the European Union.

United Kingdom

Spain and the United Kingdom were married and had children (USA). On the whole, they are close and enjoy spending time together, but the UK doesn't feel the same connection he had with her as with France. The closest they have ever been was after their son, USA was born, but they seem to act somewhat cold to each other at times. They usually enjoy having tea parties together. It can be stormy when it's about Gibraltar and they often argue about it.

England

Do not confuse the United Kingdom with England. The rivalry between Spain and England is historical. Spain and France used to call England, disparagingly, "Perfidious Albion". England also retaliated against the European Latin countries (France, Portugal, and Spain) with the "Black Legend" about America, especially Spain, and even tried to mark the Anglo-Saxon power over them during the first industrial revolution. France was the one who invented the term "Latin America" to counteract the Anglo-Saxon power in America. Sometimes, France and Spain also compare the personality of the United States with that of England in a derogatory tone. But even with these difficulties and their past, they have tried to improve their relationships. There are chances that the relationship between Spain and England will improve much more due to Scotland's recent decision to support other nationalist movements from other countries in Europe.

United States

The USA is Spain's child and she does care about them, despite, but often gets annoyed by them when they pesters Spain calling them "Mexico". Spain founded St. Augustine, Florida; the first oldest city in the United States. Sometimes, France and Spain compare the personality of the United States with that of England in a derogatory tone. However, both countries celebrate Independence Day with the United States due to the military support granted by both countries. Spain is also the biological parent of Alabama, Florida, Puerto Rico (with the UK) and Alaska (with Russia). Today, the relations between the United States and Spain are one of the firmest, most stable and optimal in the Western world. Spain is a fan of George Washington. The United States usually remembers Spain every time when he looks at a dollar bill. The columns that appear in the dollar symbol are the same columns like the ones in the shield of Spain.

Geography

Spain has a total area of 505,990 km. It is composed of 17 autonomous communities and 2 autonomous cities:

  • Andalusia
  • Aragon
  • Asturias
  • Balearic Islands
  • Basque Country
  • Canary Islands
  • Cantabria
  • Castile and Leon
  • Castilla-La Mancha
  • Catalonia
  • Ceuta
  • Community of Madrid
  • Extremadura
  • Galicia
  • La Rioja
  • Melilla
  • Murcia
  • Navarre
  • Valencian Community

Relationships

Family

Optional

WARNING: There is controversy about the type of relationship of countries that were former European colonies with the current Western countries. So the following countries are only optional:

Friends

Neutral

Enemies

Past Versions

Opinions

Antarctica and Greenland

"Antarctica, my most appreciated daughter from the Age of Discovery! You are very beautiful and unique in the world! No one will harm you because I and our family protect you! Besides, Greenland is a good boy!"

Argentina, Brazil, Costa Rica and Uruguay

"We share similar problems and help each other. Also, Portugal and I really enjoyed your parties! Because you are the most "decent" countries in Latin America."

Australia and New Zealand

"We don't see each other much but we have a very close friendship! There will always be room for you in Europe! Also, New Zealand is my antipode!"

Austria

"Our music teacher and my personal history teacher! A.E.I.O.U.!"

Bolivia

"Relations with Latin American countries are very easy. If one of these is an enemy with the United States, it will automatically become an enemy with the rest of the Western and European countries."

Canada

"I admire you a lot! There will always be room for you in Europe! But why do you protect me so much?"

China, Egypt and Mongolia

"You have a great ancient culture! Too bad that Europe and the East are so unknown to each other."

Chile and Colombia

"It's hard, but little by little I try to help you with your problems! Because the United States forces me."

Cuba and Venezuela

"In reality, there is only concern about the problems of Latin American countries if China, Russia and the United States find oil or gas. Obviously, there will always be wars between them to divide the spoils."

Czech Republic and Slovakia

"I always thought you were Czechoslovakia!"

Finland

"We have suffered similar events in the past and we always talk to support each other! I like to know that you come on vacation here!"

France

"My sister! We had a very turbulent relationship in the past, but now we're good and she's a great person to chat with about fashion!""

Georgia and Ukraine

"The unity of Europe is our priority! I would love for all of us to share our stories!"

Germany

"We have both had a cultural bond since the Holy Roman Empire and we are partners of the EU!"

Greece

"The mother of the European culture! Thank you for thinking about our nutritional balance!"

Hungary and Poland

"We share a mutual cultural sympathy!"

India and Thailand

"I love your cricket games! Sincerely, you and China have been the inspiration of the West to market and explore the world!"

Ireland

"We have been historical allies! Also, you are like a sister to me!"

Italy

"Your culture is great! I hope we maintain our best friendship in the future! Madrid and Rome always together! SPQR!"

Japan and South Korea

"You are like two more of the family in the western world!"

Jordan

"You are my best friend from the Middle East! I hope we continue to maintain our cordial friendship!"

Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan

"I can help you a lot more with the railroad!"

Marshall Islands and Micronesia

"My dear little grandchildren!"

Mexico

"When I say "New Spain" I mean Florida! If I had known I would NEVER have given my own name to a sudaca like you!! I tried to resolve our conflicts, but I don't want to see you anymore!"

Nigeria

"Best friend in Africa!"

Norway

"We share a lot in common! I wish I could know more about the wonders of Northern Europe!"

Palau

"You’ve grown into a beautiful country my hija! I’m very proud of you. I really didn’t want to leave you and your mama but I had no choice."

Paraguay and Peru

"We have not heard from them again."

Philippines

"I'm sorry for what I've done in the past but I'm happy now that you've found happiness that I could never give but you still forgave me. You deserve more. At least we're close friends now!"

Portugal

"My twin brother, even though we fight alot, we love eachother! We are the Iberian Bros.!"

Romania

"Your horror stories are the best! Siblings forever!"

Russia

"It is very sad that Europe remains separate. I think politics should not be an obstacle between our friendship! I think..."

Serbia

"I know what you've been through and I understand you perfectly. You can always count on my support!"

Sweden

"My amigo, you will always be welcome here! Thank you very much for being part of my history from the Visigoths!"

Turkey

"We love to meet and gossip about everyone when we travel on the Orient Express!"

United Kingdom

"We have been historical enemies but today we are allies! Well... At least we share certain enemies."

United States

"We had a complicated relationship. But we are Western and we must strive to go to the future! Georges Washington is an idol! Also, I'm secretly helping you against Mexico."

Gallery

Fan-art

Flags/Symbols

Trivia

  • Spain, San Marino, and Bosnia and Herzegovina are the only three countries in Europe that do not have an official lyrics in their national anthem. However, the letter of Alfonso XIII of the Spanish Restoration is the one that is considered most representative of the current country.
  • Spain is the only country in the world that achieved a peaceful democratic transition after a dictatorship.
  • To Spain, they usually call it "Gryffindor" due to the similarity of colors, her heraldry and history with the house of students of Hogwarts. This also happens with Greece as "Ravenclaw" and Canada as "Hufflepuff".
  • Spain has the highest rate of organ donation in the world.
  • Spain is the second most visited country in the world, after France.
  • Spain is the main investor in high-speed trains in Europe.
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  • The most represented animal in Spanish culture is the Iberian lynx and not the bull.
  • Spain and Italy are two of the western countries with the best opinion in eastern Europe and Asiatic countries. This could be, apart from the cultural link, that the East (especially India and the Chinese and Russian Empires) was an inspiration for the Spanish Empire in her travels through the sea and studied to find another commercial route without the Silk Road. Practically, Columbus called the Americas "the West Indies" because he believed he had arrived in Asia.
  • Similar to the case of France and Portugal, Spanish fans reject Hispanic American fandom because Spain's current representation in that fandom is offensive and has been compared to the criminalization cases of the current Germany, Italy, JapanPoland, Russia and Turkey. This has caused Spanish fans reject Latin American countries as "family" of Spain (including the Philippines). Besides, the sexual relationships between countries that the Hispanic American fandom itself considers "family" are also very criticized.
    • This is also due, if viewed from the real political perspective, to which Spain is a European country and is "the West". Therefore, relations with the rest of the European countries, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and the United States will always be more important than with any Latin American country (Latin American countries are being declassified from the Western world).
    • It should be noted that in Spain it is frowned upon that the country is related to Latin American countries due to political ideologies, particularly from the far-left and the far-right, which are anti-American and Eurosceptic. In addition, Western countries accuse Latin America of sheltering members of terrorist organizations, such as ETA. It is because of this that European fans, specifically Spanish, French, Italian and Portuguese, prefer to relate their countries in fandoms where there are pro-western Latin American countries, like Costa Rica.

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