The Spanish National Republic (República Nacional Española) was a small state in the southeastern territory of the former Kingdom of Spain. Formed from the Junta of Murcia, was gaining power at the expense of other neighbouring juntas. He managed to maintain their independence from the attempts of Pais del Oro to absorb it. But the state, organized in the manner of the Francoist dictatorship, was highly unpopular among its citizens, and after the assassination of its authoritarian head of state Sigfredo Hillers in 2003, the state fell into a period of instability (compounded by the Sicilian raids and gangs inside the peninsula) that forced the mission of the League of Nations to intervene and take control over the port and naval base at Cartagena.
After this intervention, it was opened to a new and fast process of democratization and integration into the economic and military structures of País del Oro. The supporters of this unification progressively gained more strength, and a referendum over the unification was agreed upon between the governments of both countries by June 2010 (following the example of the Kingdom of Cleveland). With the referendum held on June 21st 2010, the state joined the Regency of Spain, together with País del Oro.
In early 1985, amid the chaos of the evacuation of Peninsular forces, several army commanders linked to groups of conservatives and Falangists refuses the evacuation order. One of these groups, after wandering around the south of the Peninsula trying to create a government managed to capture the city of Albacete in 1988 from where they launched an attack on Murcia, and based on much violence they able to impose a draconian order in the territory, population exhausted by hunger, disease and disorders surrendered without much resistance. The state was organized under a only-party system, individual liberties were suspended, the population was forced to collective works of sanitation, reconstruction and recycling, fertile women were locked in fortified clinics. The Republic established a strict policy of isolation.
In 1992, País del Oro sent a detachment to Almería, with the purpose of establishing a land base for future expansion on the Peninsula, the Army of the Republic responded by attacking Almeria and forcing the withdrawal of the detachment. This victory fueled the nationalist propaganda of the leaders Falangists, but otherwise revealed to the opponents of the regime that there was another Spain beyond the seas could assert their rights and this led them to start a clandestine approach to País del Oro. To prevent a future invasion the Republic's government strengthened coastal defences, which was a mistake, because he had to move troops from the interior, leaving the northern border unguarded, a circumstance that was seized by bandits and guerrillas.
After the death of Narciso Perales Herrero on 18 June 1994, succeeded him as "Caudillo" Sigfredo Hillers de Luque, who initiated an approach to Sicily.
War of the Alboran Sea
Hillers was killed by a sniper in 2003, sparking a riot in Cartagena, Elche and Orihuela while various groups within the government disputed the succession. PdOr seized the opportunity and took sides in favor of the insurgents occupying Cartagena. The Sicilians sent a dispatch last militarily occupied the island of Ibiza between 2004 and 2006, from where they launched further attacks on Pama de Mallorca and Cartagena. Because of these attacks Pais del Oro could not conquer Murcia or advance beyond the coast. Unable to end the war by itself PdOr had to seek the assistance of other military forces. The Celtic Alliance, Portugal, Chile, the RUAS and the Rif responded positively by sending troops with which they could compel the government of Murcia to capitulate. It formed a transitional government (headed by the historian and former Spanish minister of Culture Ricardo de la Cierva) and Cartagena was the basis of the allied forces (and later in 2008 under the administration of the LoN, who settled there a legation of the WCRB). A successful military operation was an encouragement to the formation of the ADC.
Incorporation into the Spanish Regency
In 2010, after a successful referendum, the República Nacional joined the Spanish Regency along with País de Oro, an attempt at progressively reunifying former Spain into one united nation.
Since 2007 the laws and regulations of the National Republic which had been based on the Francoist Order were progressively being repealed, allowing freedom of expression, association and of the press.
Three men held the title of Caudillo ("Leader") as head of state, but the office remained vacant during the last seven years of the state's lifespan. The civil and criminal code was the same one as under Francisco Franco's fascist regime, although with appropriate corrections. The state organization was centralized, and up until 2008 - when it convened the first municipal elections - the mayors were appointed by the Government.
The League of Nations controlled the port and city of Cartagena, a major industrial centre, the shipyards are being repaired. Not far from the city is an important mining district of La Union, which concentrates lead mines, silver, iron and zinc. In the plain of Almeria and Murcia, the intensive cultivation of greenhouses is maintained at the expense of many efforts.
The Spanish Republic was a member of the League of Nations.