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Spanish Regency
Regencia Española
Timeline: 1983: Doomsday

OTL equivalent: Spanish provinces of Almería and Murcia; Canary Islands; Balearic Islands
SpainFlagNew SpainCOA
Flag Coat of Arms
Capital Palma de Mallorca (temporary)
Largest city Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
Other cities Cartagena
Language Spanish, Catalan
Regent Marcial Morales
Prime Minister Ana Oramas
Area 472,848 km²
Population 3,398,598 
Independence June 2010
Currency Peso Español.

The Spanish Regency, also known as the Interregnum and during its early years referred to as the Republic of Spain, is a nation formed after the unification of Pais del Oro and the Spanish National Republic. Despite originally starting out as a republic, the State has officially defined itself as being a Regency, as the current government has vowed to restore the monarchy if they ever find any survivors of the Spanish royal family. A suitable candidate was found in February of 2020 in the person of Carlos Javier of Borbón-Parma; however, the process is still underway whether to actually proclaim Carlos Javier King of Spain and officially restore the monarchy.

History

For a longer history please go to the Pais del Oro and Spanish National Republic pages.

Creation

The Republic of Spain was founded after the War of the Alboran Sea. País del Oro had attempted to take over the dictatorial Spanish National Republic, but had done such with little success, however after LoN intervention, they succeeded, with a transitional government being placed into effect.

After the Spanish National Republic was occupied by the ADC and LoN, a referendum was set up on June 21st, 2010 for entrance into union with Pais del Oro. After an overwhelming majority voted to join the new Union, the Republic of Spain was declared. Due to complications, elections were postponed until October, with officials from PdOr being placed temporarily.

In late 2012, the government under Mateu Isern announced that the state would become a regency and would begin searching for a suitable candidate to restore the monarchy (despite a lack of great popular interest or demand for such a change).

Present Day

The unification process has not finished yet, as there is still the full incorporation of the institutions of the Republic of Spain under the new state, and the adaptation of existing laws on the Peninsula to the laws in use in overseas. Spain has recently started to reclaim Andalusia, occupying Granada in 2011 and slowly making their way further west.

Spain was given, along with the Rif Republic, mandate over Tunisia following the Second Sicily War.

Restoration of the monarchy

On the 11th of February 2020, the government in Palma de Mallorca announced that a suitable candidate to take the Spanish throne and continue the monarchy had finally been found. Carlos Javier of Borbón-Parma, who the Spanish government had established contact with, was announced as the suitable choice to become King of Spain. Carlos Javier, at the time 50 years of age, was reported to have been in Emmen, former Netherlands when Doomsday struck, and was confirmed to be a pretender to the Carlist claim to the throne. However, Carlos Javier supposedly told Prime Minister Ana Oramas that he was uninterested in the Carlist "obsession", and affirmed that was mattered more was the restoration of the Bourbonic monarchy via any means necessary.

So far, if all goes accordingly, the Regency of Spain will change its official name to the Kingdom of Spain with Carlos Javier I as sovereign.

Government

Spain is defined as the confederation of Spanish and Saharan nations. It is established as a monarchy, but the throne has been vacant since 1983, many people question the usefulness of the "monarchical fiction" after 27 years of virtual republic, the movement represented by the Federalist Party, the Workers Party, the National Republican Party has been gaining power, and according to rumor are already planning on calling for a new Constituent Assembly. For now, the head of state has been exercised for years by a tripartite regency. However, now that a suitable candidate for the throne has been found, things could change very much.

The Spanish Regency is defined as the union of two states: The Spanish State and the Sahrawi state.

The territorial organization of the Spanish State is divided broadly on the pattern inherited from the Constitution of 1978. The territory is divided into seven Autonomous Communities: These are the Canary Islands, subdivided into cabildos, the Balearic Islands or Illes Balears, subdivided into Island Councils, Autonomous Community of Granada, the Autonomous Community of the Canton of Cartagena, the Autonomous Community of Murcia, the Autonomous Community of Almeria and the Mayor-Presidency of the Autonomous City of Melilla. Rate military bases in Tarifa and Huelva and other territories in the process of incorporation are defined as territories subject to the government's Ministry of Defense and Reconquest. In the Spanish Government, the legislative power is primarily vested in a bicameral legislature, and secondarily in the autonomous parliaments and the island councils. The Houses of Parliament are called Congreso de los Diputados (Congress) and Senado (Senate).

The Sahrawi State is defined as a unitary state, divided into 3 provinces subject strongly to Laayoune. Sahrawi legislative is unicameral.

Catalan and Sahrawi separatists remain as an influential political force in the Balearic island and West Sahara, respectively.

Economy

Spain's economy draws on the situation of a double economic system inherited from the merger of the two states, one with an economy geared to autarky and another with an economy heavily dependent on imports, with state control of strategic sectors and market protected.

The main resources of the country are fishing and mining, mainly of iron and phosphate in the Sahara and silver, lead and iron in the Union Mining District near Cartagena. Marble and limestone also make up an important part of the mining industry. Vegetables like olives and citrus are grown in the country as well in the Almeria province. The textiles industry is another important sector of the economy, along with shipbuilding, toolbuilding and chemicals in Cartagena.

Culture

Language

Due to the geographic and demographics of the territory under the Spanish Regency's control, Castilian shares being the main language with Catalan, which is barely below Castilian in terms of number of native speakers. Castilian Spanish is spoken by 42 percent of the population primarily in the Canary Islands and in Murcia. Catalan is spoken by 35 percent of the population, primarily in the Balearic Islands and most of eastern Spain.

In Western Sahara, the main languages are split between Hassaniya and Standard Arabic, which constitute the remaining 23 percent of the population.

The population of the rest of Andalusia is not yet known as it is still in the process of being reclaimed. Granada is the only province of the old region of Andalusia to be fully incorporated.

Military

The combined military of the Spanish Regency is known currently as the Spanish Armed Forces. The force was created in November 2010 from the combination of the Spanish National Republic and Pais de Oro armies, and it numbers about 40,000. It is divided into three branches.

  • Spanish Army - 15,063
  • Spanish Navy - 14,100
  • Spanish Air Force - 9,700

The military of Spain is tied to that of the rest of the Atlantic Defense Community. In addition to the ADC, it participates in operations with Leon-Castile and Iberia in land reclamation on the mainland. Military service and training is compulsory for males aged 19-22, with women encouraged to take military functions courses.

Territory

It currently controls southeast Spain, the Canary Islands, the Balearic Islands, and Spanish Sahara.

Provinces Capital Population Incorporated Jurisdiction Notes
Spanish SaharaEl Aaiún750,0002010Pre-Doomsday Spanish Sahara
Canary IslandsLas Palmas de Gran Canaria1,000,0002010Canary Islands
Balearic IslandsPalma de Mallorca350,0002010Balearic Islands
MurciaCartagena325,0002010Murcia
ValenciaAlicante779,0002010Southern Valencia
AndalusiaGranada500,0002011Eastern Andalusia

International Relations

After the unification in late June of 2010, the Spanish Regency has continued the diplomatic relations of its two parent countries. The country is still a part of the League of Nations and the Atlantic Defense Community.

The Regency of Spain is mostly out of touch with most the rest of the Iberian Peninsula and such. Current policies to other Spanish states, are friendly toward those that are felt to be true successors to Spain, such as the Iberian Confederation and the Republica Unida de Castilla y Leon. Spain refuses to cooperate with Andorra, neither economically nor diplomatically, for the "stealing" of Spanish Lands in the north.

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