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Armed Police Corps

The Policia Armada, conventional long names Cuerpo de Policia Armada y de Trafico and Fuerzas de Policia Armada, - popularly known as los grises owing to the color of their uniforms - was an armed urban police force of Spain established by the Fr ...

                                               

Auts

Auts is a mountain range that is located southeast of Mequinenza, close to the Ebro river in the Bajo Cinca comarca, Aragon, Spain. Its maximum elevation is 434 metres.

                                               

Ballestero de monte

The Ballestero de Monte or Fiel de rastro, was a member of a body which provided vigilance in the mountains of Murcia, Lorca, Cartagena and Orihuela as well pursuing bandits from the Kingdom of Granada when they attacked. These groups operated be ...

                                               

Chao Samartin

Chao Samartin is a Castro located in the municipality of Grandas. It was founded in the Bronze Age, around the year 800 BCE. The castro was discovered in 1977.

                                               

Guardia de Asalto

The Guardia de Asalto was the heavy reserve force of the blue-uniformed urban police force of Spain during the Spanish Second Republic. The Assault Guards were special police units created by the Spanish Republic in 1931 to deal with urban violen ...

                                               

Hueste

Hueste, hoste or host was the designation, used in the Iberian Peninsula, during the Middle Ages, to refer to a group of armed men under the command of a prelado or rico-hombre, with the objective of executing expeditions or warfare. Huestes were ...

                                               

Monumento a los Caidos por España (Madrid)

The Monumento a los Caidos por España, popularly known as the Obelisco or the Monumento a los Heroes del Dos de Mayo, is a monument in Madrid, Spain located in Plaza de la Lealtad, between the Madrid Stock Exchange Building and the Ritz Hotel, ne ...

                                               

National Militia (Spain)

The National Militia in Spain was a citizen-organized quasi-military force comparable to the National Guard that arose in France during the French Revolution. The National Militia has its origin in the civic military defense groups formed in the ...

                                               

Captain general of the Navy

Captain general of the Navy is a five-star naval officer rank and the highest rank of the Spanish Navy. The five-star NATO rank code is OF-10, the routine honorary appointments formally ceased in 1999. The rank of captain general of the Navy is e ...

                                               

Spanish Navy

The Spanish Navy is the maritime branch of the Spanish Armed Forces and one of the oldest active naval forces in the world. The Spanish navy was responsible for a number of major historic achievements in navigation, the most famous being the voya ...

                                               

Ferrol, Spain

Ferrol is a city in the Province of A Coruña in Galicia, on the Atlantic coast in north-western Spain, in the vicinity of Strabos Cape Nerium). According to the 2016 census, the city has a population of 66.065, making it the seventh largest settl ...

                                               

Fuerza de Guerra Naval Especial

The Special Naval Warfare Force is the special forces unit of the Spanish Navy. It was created on June 10, 2009, as the merge of different special forces units of the Spanish Navy: the Special Combat Divers Unit, the Special Explosive Defusers Un ...

                                               

Meroka CIWS

The Meroka CIWS is a Spanish Navy 12 barrelled 20 mm CIWS, using twelve Oerlikon 20 mm/120 guns mounted in 2 rows of 6 guns each. The systems primary purpose is defence against anti-ship missiles, and other precision guided weapons. However it ca ...

                                               

Real Instituto y Observatorio de la Armada

The Real Instituto y Observatorio de la Armada is the scientific institute and astronomical observatory of the Spanish Navy, located in San Fernando in the Province of Cadiz, Andalusia, Spain.

                                               

Unidad de Operaciones Especiales

The Unidad de Operaciones Especiales was the elite special operations force of the Spanish Navy and marines from 1967 to 2009. In June 2009, the unit was absorbed into the newly formed Naval Special Warfare Force. The UOE, which was formerly garr ...

                                               

38.1 cm /45 Model 1926 naval gun

The 38.1 cm/45 Model 1926 naval gun, also known as the Vickers-Armstrong 38.1 centimetres Mark B, was originally intended to form the armament of the Brazilian battleship Riachuelo. Eighteen of the guns were subsequently purchased by Spain for us ...

                                               

General Military Academy

The General Military Academy is a higher training center of the Spanish Army, responsible for the initial training for officers of the Arms and Corps of the Army, and for the officers of the Civil Guard. It is currently located in Zaragoza.

                                               

Spanish Army Air Defence Command

The Spanish Army Air Defence Command is a specific command of the Spanish Army, composed of anti-air artillery units under a same command, formed, trained and equipped to contribute, into a joint or joint/combined frame, to the air space control ...

                                               

Structure of the Spanish Army

Army HQ is made up of these six organisations which report directly to the Chief of the Army Staff. Army Staff II/22nd Signal Battalion V/22nd Signal Battalion III/22nd Signal Battalion CIS Command 22nd Signal Regiment in Madrid National Signal I ...

                                               

Tanks in the Spanish Army

Tanks in the Spanish Army have over 90 years of history, from the French Renault FTs first delivered in 1919 to the Leopard 2 and B1 Centauro models of the early 21st century. The FT took part in combat during the Rif War and participated in the ...

                                               

Army of Galicia

The Army of Galicia was a Spanish military unit that took part in the Peninsular War against Napoleon’s French Grande Armee. Created by the Supreme Junta towards the end of June 1808 to hold the Spanish left wing along the Cantabrian mountains ag ...

                                               

Battalion of University Volunteers from the Royal University of Toledo

The Battalion of University Volunteers from the Royal University of Toledo was a military unit created at the initiative of all the Universitys professors in August 1808 after the uprising of 2 May in Madrid against the Napoleonic invasion.

                                               

Camaras Flying Relief Column

During the Spanish–American War of 1898, Camaras Flying Relief Column was a naval task force of Spains most powerful warships, under the command of Rear Admiral Manuel de la Camara, tasked with relieving Spanish forces in Manila after the defeat ...

                                               

Jinete

The word Jinete of Berber zenata designates, in Castilian and the Provençal dialect of Occitan language, those who show great skill and riding especially if this relates to their work. In Portuguese, it is spelled ginete. The term jennet for a sm ...

                                               

Literary Battalion

The Literary Battalion was a military company composed of students from the University of Santiago de Compostela in Spain. Although there were a number of different incarnations of the group, the most notable fought in the Spanish War of Independ ...

                                               

Spanish Maquis

The Spanish Maquis were Spanish guerrillas exiled in France after the Spanish Civil War who continued to fight against Francoist Spain until the early 1960s, carrying out sabotage, robberies, occupations of the Spanish embassy in France and assas ...

                                               

Royal University Militias

In 1611, the Spanish Dominicans founded in the city of Manila the University of Santo Tomas. In 1780, in it were created four Militia Companies, without a fixed number of posts, therefore dependent on the total number of pupils studying there. In ...

                                               

Spanish Army (Peninsular War)

The Spanish Army of the Peninsular War refers to the Spanish military units that fought against Frances Grande Armee from 2 May 1808 to 17 April 1814) a period which coincided with what is also termed the Spanish War of Independence. These regula ...

                                               

Tercio of Sicily

The Tercio of Sicily is one of the tercios that were created by a 1534 decree of Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor. Since the 18th century, the Spanish army has maintained the tradition of this tercio in its regiments. The purpose of this regiment wa ...

                                               

History of the far-right in Spain

The history of the far-right in Spain dates back to at least the 1800s and refers to any manifestation of far-right politics in Spain. Individuals and organizations associated with the far-right in Spain often employ reactionary traditionalism, r ...

                                               

Women in the Second Spanish Republic

Women in the Second Republic period were formally allowed to enter the public sphere for the first time in Spanish cultural life, where they had a number of rights they had lacked before including the right to vote, divorce and access to higher e ...

                                               

Asociacion Democracia Real Ya

The Asociacion Democracia Real Ya is an association created as from a split in Plataforma ¡Democracia Real YA! by several speakers and members who left the Platform Real Democracy Now!, most of them being initiators of that platform. The associat ...

                                               

¡Democracia Real YA!

¡Democracia Real YA!, also known as Plataforma Democracia Real Ya!, is a grassroots citizens organization that was started in March 2011 in Spain. It sparked the political movement of May 15, 2011 whose protests gained worldwide attention. The pr ...

                                               

Aragonese nationalism

The Aragonese nationalism is a political movement that searches for greater autonomy or even the independence of Aragon. Its principles are based on the idea that Aragon is a historical nationality with its own history, language, laws and culture.

                                               

Catalan Identitarian Movement

The Catalan Identitarian Movement is a Catalan nationalist and far right political movement in the Spanish autonomous community of Catalonia. It is an ethnic nationalist movement, supporting Catalan independence, opposed to immigration from outsi ...

                                               

Podemos Region of Murcia

Podemos Region of Murcia is a branch of Podemos in the Region of Murcia, Spain. After primaries process ended on 14 February 2015, the first Citizen Regional Council was elected. Oscar Urralburu Arza was elected the secretary general. In the 2015 ...

                                               

State Lawyers Corps

The State Lawyers Corps is a body of top civil servants in Spain, dependent on the Solicitor General of the State, itself organically integrated within the Ministry of Justice. It was created in 1881. It is formed by licentiate graduates later gr ...

                                               

Agnes of Aquitaine, Queen of Leon and Castile

Contemporary records show Agnes to have been daughter of William VIII, Duke of Aquitaine and his second wife Matilda, whose origins are uncertain. She has been confused with a half-sister of the same name who was also an Iberian Queen, Agnes, wif ...

                                               

Spanish royal family

The House of Borbon-Anjou, or simply House of Borbon, is the reigning royal house of the Kingdom of Spain. The current Spanish royal family consists of the present king, the queen consort, their children and the kings parents. The House of Bourbo ...

                                               

Bourbons of India

The Bourbons of India are an Indian family who claim to be legitimate heirs of the House of Bourbon, descended from Jean Philippe de Bourbon, Count of Clermont-en-Beauvaisis, an exiled French noble who served in Mughal Emperor Akbars court. The f ...

                                               

Aldonza Martinez de Silva

Aldonza Martinez de Silva a Portuguese noblewoman, daughter of Martim Gomes da Silva and his wife Urraca Rodriguez, was one of the mistresses of King Alfonso IX of Leon and afterward, the wife of Diego Froilaz. She probably arrived in the Kingdom ...

                                               

Accion Española

Accion Española or AE was a Spanish cultural association active during the Second Spanish Republic, meeting point of the ultraconservative and far right intellectual figures that endorsed the restoration of the Monarchy. It was also a political m ...

                                               

Alfonsism

The term Alfonsism refers to the movement in Spanish monarchism that supported the restoration of Alfonso XIII of Spain as King of Spain after the foundation of the Second Spanish Republic in 1931. The Alfonsists competed with the rival monarchis ...

                                               

Palace of Valsain

The Royal Palace of Valsain is a former Spanish royal residence, which is now in ruins. It is located in Valsain in the Province of Segovia, in the Castile and Leon Autonomous region of central Spain. It is approximately 14 kilometres from Segovi ...

                                               

Palacio Insular de Tenerife

Palacio Insular de Tenerife is a building in the Spanish city of Santa Cruz de Tenerife, home of the Cabildo de Tenerife. Designed by the architect Jose Enrique Marrero Regalado, and executed between 1935 and 1940, it is located in the Plaza de E ...

                                               

Bella dAmichi

Bella dAmichi or Bella dAmico, was an Italian noble and mother of Roger of Lauria. She was from the lesser nobility of Calabria, married to Richard of Lauria and a nurse and governess of the future Constance of Sicily, Queen of Aragon. Bella foll ...

                                               

Casa del Labrador

The Casa del Labrador is a neoclassical palace in Aranjuez, Spain. The name means "house of the farm labourer", although it was intended for royal use. A relatively small building, it was designed to complement the Royal Palace, providing a place ...

                                               

Casita del Principe (El Pardo)

The Casita del Principe is an eighteenth-century house near the Royal Palace of El Pardo which is set in a hunting estate north of Madrid. The building was designed by the neoclassical architect Juan de Villanueva for the use of the heir to the S ...

                                               

Castle Alcazar of Segorbe

Castle Alcazar of Segorbe was an alcazar located on the slopes of Sopeña in the town of Segorbe, in the Valencian Community of Spain. Very little remains of the original alcazar, but the large complex was a residence of lords, dukes and kings for ...

                                               

Miramar Palace

The Miramar Palace is a late 19th-century palace located on the La Concha Bay of the city of San Sebastian, Basque Country, Spain. It was built in 1893 commissioned by the Spanish Royal Family, based on an 1889 project by English architect Selden ...

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