Spain – Free Helpful Roadmap

.tags We have put together this article to provide you with resources pertaining to Spain. I write factual articles, not fiction. My mode of operation is to do plenty of research and study before publishing the article. A typical article is written in paragraph format, unlike my articles which clearly display a listing of key facts. The format we use is preferred by many of our readers, because the important facts are not lost in shallow paragraphs.

There has been a great deal of research, time and work that has gone into preparing this article for you. We are showing the facts we found below. Take a close look at the facts. Most of you will find our facts a good starting point as you continue researching:

1. In 1588, Philip II sent his invincible Armada to invade England, but its destruction cost Spain its supremacy on the seas and paved the way for England’s colonization of America.

2. Some of Europe’s most impressive Paleolithic cultural sites are located in Spain, including the famous caves at Altamira that contain spectacular paintings dating from about 15,000 to 25,000 years ago.

3. The Catalans won nation status within Spain and the region’s parliament gained extra powers in taxation and judicial matters.

4. About 70% of Spain’s student population attends public schools or universities.

5. The majestic mountain chain that walls off France is laced with medieval villages, high mountain walking trails and Spain’s best skiing 7 Seville.

6. After Franco’s death in 1975, Spain made the transition to a democratic state and built a successful economy, with King Juan Carlos as head of state. The constitution of 1978 enshrines respect for linguistic and cultural diversity within a united Spain.

7. With the normalization of diplomatic relations with Israel and Albania in 1986, Spain virtually completed the process of universalizing its diplomatic relations.

8. Government intervention to rescue banks on the scale seen elsewhere in Europe in 2008 and 2009 was not necessary in Spain, although Spanish banks’ high exposure to the collapsed domestic construction and real estate market poses continued risks for the sector.

INTERLUDE– Are you finding this article helpful so far? I hope so because that’s the purpose of this article – to get you better educated about Spain and other related topics. Just below this paragraph you will find some additional facts that we came across that may help you:

1. Spain strongly supports the European Union’s Union for the Mediterranean to expand dialogue and trade between Europe and the nations of North Africa and the Middle East, including Israel.

2. Some analysts believe official data have understated the real fall in house prices since a decade long property and construction boom burst in late 2007, helping tip Spain into a painful recession.