Alfonso XIII of Spain

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    They mistakenly thought it was bacteria when in reality it was a virus. Influenza is ana virus that attacks the respiratory system. It’s an airborne virus meaning it can be transmitted through air and inhaled by anyone. When the U.S. joined the World War, the American soldiers took the virus to Europe. In Spain over 8 million deaths were reported by May. Thus getting the name Spanish Flu and entering it into the war. In the trenches of war soldiers are tightly packed and crammed next to each other. While fighting the opposing armies, the soldiers also had to fight bacteriasbacteria and other diseases, one of the major ones being the Spanish Flu. Soldiers infected with the flu were always fatigue, causing them to go into infirmary. Journalist Gina Kolata stated, “More U.S. soldiers died from the flu than the war.”(.” (1918 Flu Pandemic). With fewer soldiers at the frontline, the harder it is for soldiers to take…

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    Spain was once a powerful empire between the 16th and 17th century, the empire expanded from central Europe to North and South America, the Philippines, and many Caribbean islands. That all came to a halt when England started controlling the seas. The War of Succession (1701-1714) to the Spanish Crown marked the end of the dynasty of the Habsburgs and the coming of the Bourbon. King Phillip was able to strengthen the monarchy and was able to unite varies region. Under the Bourbon ruling, the…

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    Enrique Iglesias was born Enrique Miguel Iglesias Preysler on May 8, 1975, in Madrid, Spain. He is the youngest of three children and son of popular Spanish singer Julio Iglesias, and Isabel Preysler, a well-known Madrid socialite. Iglesias grew up in the spot light in Miami and began singing as a teenager. He released his self-titled debut album in 1995 and proved to be a huge success. By early 2012, Iglesias had sold more than 60 million records worldwide. Some of his most successful songs…

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    Absolutism In Spain Essay

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    During the 1930s, Spain was deeply divided into 2 groups. The left wing republicans and the right wing nationalists. The republicans consisted of the workers, the trade unions, the socialists and the peasants whilst the nationalists consisted of monarchists, landowners, employers, and the Roman catholic church. In 1929, the military dictatorship that governed Spain collapsed and in 1931 the king abdicated after the Second republic came to power. The creation of a coalition government of the left…

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    dictator of Spain and before King Juan Carlos l came into power Spain was ruled by a Monarchy with a King and a Queen as the head of the government. This system worked well for Spain for decades but in 1923 a military dictatorship took power over Spain, the former King of Spain, King Alfonso Xll supported this change. The dictatorship lasted until 1930. In 1931 elections took place in which Republican candidates won and went on to create laws that separated the influence the military had on the…

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    Spain's Political System

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    Spain was in a crisis of constant political instability during the years of 1923-1931. This was due to the interfering of political elections and politics by the current King, Alfonso who favored the rotation of governments. The government was divided between the ideologies of conservative and liberal, a total of 33 different governments were formed during the course of 1902-1923 (Editors of Encyclopedia Britannica. “Alfonso XIII.” Britannica.com.). From 1923, by creating a military dictatorship…

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    Roman Influence On Spain

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    Although remains lead scientists to believe that Spain has been inhabited for around 500,000 years (Kohen), the first people group known for sure to rule over the land of present day Spain was the Carthaginians (Casitor). The Romans first came to Spain during a war against Carthage, and the Romans at the time called Spain “Hispania”. As Rome conquered more land over the next couple of hundred years, the Romans gave the peninsula one government, one language, Latin, and one religion, which was…

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    Whom The Bell Toll Theme

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    Raeheth Sahni 5 November 2014 For Whom The Bell Tolls Ernest Hemingway Ernest Hemingway was an American author and journalist. His economical understated style had a strong influence on 20th century fiction. He was greatly appreciated in the literary world and went on to win the Pulitzer prize for his work. Hemingway insisted with the WW1 ambulance drivers in 1918, however he was severely wounded and had to return home. In 1930 he went to Spain as a journalist and film production assistant…

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    Francisco Franco played a very large part in Spain’s military and government history. From his early years, Franco was involved in the military and climbed the ladder to eventually be general and dictator of Spain. At the highest point in his career, Franco lead the Nationalists rebellion against the government which eventually resulted in his position as dictator of Spain. Eventually adopting the name of “El Caudillo”, Francisco Franco would lead Spain into what is now a democracy. Francisco…

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    The Barcelona Chair was originally designed for the Barcelona Pavilion, Mies wanted the design to be more that just a chair, more than an everyday object but rather to be a monumental object. As the chair was designed for King Alfonso XIII and his wife Victoria Eugenie of Battenberg, to oversee the inauguration of the exposition. In this instance you couldn’t just use a normal chair it has to be fit for a king. Mies was also inspired by the pavilion and its supporting structure and surfaces. For…

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