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Spanish National Republic
República Nacional Española
Timeline: 1983: Doomsday

OTL equivalent: Spanish provinces of Albacete, Alicante, Almeria and Murcia
Flag Coat of Arms
Flag Coat of Arms
Capital Murcia
Largest city Murcia
Other cities Cartagena, Almeria, Orihuela, Elche.
Language Spanish
Caudillo (vacant)
Jefe del Ejecutivo Ricardo de la Cierva
Population 798,600 
Independence 1989
Currency Peseta

The Spanish National State or the Spanish National Republic was a small state in the southeastern territory of the former Kingdom of Spain. Formed from the coup of falangist soldiers to the Junta of Albacete and the war against the Region of Murcia, it won power at the expense of other neighboring juntas at Alicante and Almería provinces. The state managed to maintain their independence from the attempts of Pais del Oro to absorb it. But the state, organized in the manner of the franquist dictatorship was unpopular and after the death of its last Caudillo (leader) fell into a period of instability (compounded by the Algerian raids and clandestine opossitoon inside the peninsula) that forced the mission of the League of Nations and the PdO to intervene and take control over the port and naval base at Cartagena. It ceased to exist in 2011, when it became a part of the Repubic of Spain

From this intervention it was opened to a new fast process of democratization and integration in economic and military structures of Pais del Oro. The supporters of unification were gaining strength and a referendum over the unification has been agreed between the governments of both countries by June 2010 (following the example of the Kingdom of Cleveland). Since the referendum of June 21st 2010, the state has become a part of the Republic of Spain, together with Pais del Oro.

Delacierva

Ricardo de la Cierva, Jefe del Gobierno of the Spanish Republic

History[]

After Doomsday, in early 1985, amid the chaos and disruption in the Levante region of Spain (eastern zones of Spain, mostly Murcia and the Valencian Community), and  with the loss of Valencia, along the bases of Bétera, Paterna, and Manises Air Base due the nuclear blasts, members of the III Military Region (Región Militar III Levante) of the Spanish army who refused to join the plan of the evacuation of Peninsular forces, several army commanders linked to groups of conservatives and Falangists (who were still loyal to the now dead Milán del Bosch and his failed coup of 1982) refused the evacuation order. One of these groups, after wandering around the south of the Peninsula trying to control a government, and after being influenced by the veteran members who were still loyal to the francoist regime, managed to seize Los Llanos Air Base, and the Centro Nacional de Adiestramiento de Chinchilla, after that they 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 revert of the democratic life, going back to the falanglist 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 Spanish State established a strict policy of isolation.

After the capture of the former Murcia Region, the democratic goverment of Albacete (under José Jerez Colino, mayor of Albacete, and Juan Francisco Fernández Jiménez, the regional goverment emergency president, who were asassinated under a firing squad in the Provincial Diputation courtyard), that ruled since Doomsday, was dissolved, and joined to their neighbouring province as the Murcian Territory, dissolving the 1982 division of Albacete and Murcia in separated communities . When Murcia was conquered, the Regional Parliament got closed and became a greenhouse. As their Albacete counterparts, the president of Murcia, Andrés Hernández Ros, was executed. Some murcian refugees managed to left Cartagena and reach Melilla. Alicante fell to the falangists under a harsh battle, where the main political leaders fleed to zones of the Valencia province (except Antonio Fernández Valenzuela, the regional goverment leader, who was hanged from the Santa Bárbara Castle after the falangists burned his house and killed his family), and a puppet provincial goverment, led under Julio Francisco de España Moya, was led in charge.

One of the people who helped Narciso Perales Herrero, the leader of the fascists, to get more power was Leon Degrelle, who left his house in Málaga and the Costa del Sol, and along some nazis who were alive and fleed from Germany during WW2, joined the Murcian goverment. Due to the control of the southern zones of the Levantine Military Region, the second Spanish State was named as the "Levantine State" by Algeria and the military-democratic goverment of Palma de Mallorca.

In 1992 PdOr sent a detachment to Almeria, with the purpose of establishing a land base for future expansion on the Peninsula, the Army of the State responded by attacking Almeria and forcing the withdrawal of the detachment. This victory fueled the nationalist propaganda of the Falangists and the military, but otherwise revealed to the underground opponents of the regime (as the underground democratic groups of the UCD, AP, PSOE, PCE, Cantonal Party, and Valencian-speaking parties on Alicante), that there was another Spain, similar to the one before Doomsday, beyond the seas that could assert their rights, and this led them to start a clandestine approach to PdOr. To prevent a future invasion, the Levantine State government strengthened coastal defenses, which was a mistake, because they had to move troops from the interior, leaving the northern border unguarded, 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 the remnants of the so-called Burgos falangist goverment, and some far-right groups on the Balearic Islands and the Rif.

War of the Alboran Sea[]

Hillers was killed by a sniper in 2003, sparking a riot and a general strike in Cartagena, Elche and Orihuela, while various groups within the government disputed the succession, as the falangists, or the moderate technocrats from Murcia. PdOr seized the opportunity and took sides in favor of the insurgents occupying Cartagena. Because of these attacks and chaos, the 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, Argentina 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 deputy for Murcia along being the minister of Culture under the UCD 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.

Politics[]

Under the military regime, the only legal party was the 1976 reestucturation of the Falange Española de las JONS. Since 2007 the laws and regulations of the State, which had been based on the Francoist Order have been progressively repealed, allowing freedom of expression, association and press, similar to the 1976 law of press. The office of Caudillo as Head of State has been abolished after the LoN/RoS democratization. The civil and criminal code, however remains the same as under the fascist regime, although with appropriate corrections. The state organization is centralized type, until 2008 - when it convened the first municipal elections - the mayors were appointed by the Government. In 2011, the first regional and national elections under the Republic of Spain were held, allowing the underground parties to reenact and get back to 1982.

The comeback of a francoist repression made some political refugees to reach the Rif, the Balearic Islands, or flee to Cazorla and the Granada Province.

Economy[]

The League of Nations used to control the port and city of Cartagena, a major industrial center, while the shipyards are being repaired. In 2011, the city went to the Republic of Spain. Not far from the city is an important mining district of La Unión, which concentrates lead mines, silver, iron and zinc. In the plain of Almeria and Murcia are maintained at the expense of many efforts an intensive cultivation in greenhouses. Albacete became the main breadbasket of the region, and Alicante province was the main fishing and fruits, along their pastries.

The Chinchilla–Cartagena railway was upgraded with captured civilians who opossed the regime, and were interned on concentration camps on Albatera, Los Almendros and Jumilla.

Army[]

The Nationalistic Army was formed by the most loyal soldiers to the regime, from the former III Región Militar.

The Navy had some small patrol boats, as the Conejera (P-31), which was at Cartagena, and a small submarine fleet, which were being at the Cartagena docks during Doomsday (except the Siroco (S-72), that was being finished)

International relations[]

The Spanish Republic was a member of the League of Nations.

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