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Flag of Spain   Coat of Arms of Spain

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General
General Rank 24
Anthem Marcha Real (Royal March) <video type="youtube" id="0S19dt7JWQs&loop=0" width="100%" height="25px" frame="false" position="center" />
Motto Plus Ultra (Further Beyond)
Demographics
Language Spanish and English
Population 12863
Capital Balearic Islands
Politics
Current President Akashapeke
Political Party FC
Economics
Currency Flag-Spain.jpg Spanish Peseta (ESP)
Minimum salary Flag-Spain.jpg 2 ESP
Food bonus 60%
Weapon bonus 20%
Military
Conquered Countries 0
Territories 27
Communication
Chat #eRepublik.es
Forum eSpanish forum
Radio "Los e40" Los e40

Map of Spain


Spain (Spanish: España, French: L'Espagne, Dutch: Spanje) is a country located in southwestern Europe on the Iberian Peninsula. The country is bordered by Icon-Portugal.png Portugal from the west and Icon-France.png France from the northeast, as well as Icon-Italy.png Italy travelling through the Mediterranean sea. There are also borders with Icon-Mexico.png Mexico, Icon-Venezuela.png Venezuela and Icon-Brazil.png Brazil in Canary Islands and with Icon-USA.png USA in some northern regions. The capital region is Asturias, although in real life Madrid is the Spanish' capital. Spain is a founder member of the alliance Flag-ONE.jpg ONE. Spain has been one of the most active countries in eRepublik since its beginning in November 2007.

History of Spain

Spain, since early 2008, has been one of the most important (Top 5) countries in eRepublik and has one of the richest histories of all countries of the New World. (More...)

Icon allcountries.gif Geography

Location

Spain is a country located in the south-west of Europe, mostly in the Iberian peninsula. It's also composed by the Canary Islands and the Balearic Islands in the Atlantic Ocean and in the Mediterranean sea. It also includes two cities in the North of Africa (Ceuta and Melilla) though they don't appear in Erepublik. It has got borders with Portugal in the Iberian lands, and with France in the Northern regions of Spain by crossing the Pyrenees. It also borders Italy form the Balearic Islands through the Mediterranean. One of the most important regions is the Canary Islands, as it has got borders with Venezuela, Brazil, Portugal and Mexico, so it allows Spain to cross the Atlantic sea to Central and South America. Spain has also trans-atlantic borders in Galicia and Asturias with regions of the East Coast of the United States of America.

Borders

Country map-Spain.png Flag-USA.jpg Georgia,
Florida, South Carolina
Flag-USA.jpg Virginia Flag-Italy.jpg Sardinia Flag-Spain.jpg Canary Islands Flag-Mexico.jpg Southeast of Mexico Flag-Venezuela.jpg Guayana Flag-Brazil.jpg North of Brazil


Regions

Regions in Spain are called Self-governing Communities (Comunidades Autónomas). Spain has 17 original regions:

Region Current owner Population Productivity Icon Moving ticket Q1.pngMoving zone
Region-Andalucia.png Andalucia Icon-Spain.png 227 Icon - Saltpeter.png B3
Region-Aragon.png Aragon Icon-Spain.png 352 Icon - Deer.png B3
Region-Asturias.png Asturias Icon-Spain.png 958 Icon - Iron.png B3
Region-Balearic Islands.png Balearic Islands Icon-capital.gif Icon-Spain.png 152 Icon - Fish.png B3
Region-Basque Country.png Basque Country Icon-Spain.png 153 Icon - Fish.png B3
Region-Canary Islands.png Canary Islands Icon-Spain.png 345 Icon - Fish.png B3
Region-Cantabria.png Cantabria Icon-Spain.png 102 Icon - Fish.png B3
Region-Castilla La Mancha.png Castilla La Mancha Icon-Spain.png 119 Icon - Fruits.png B3
Region-Castilla y Leon.png Castilla y Leon Icon-Spain.png 149 Icon - Iron.png B3
Region-Catalonia.png Catalonia Icon-Spain.png 886 Icon - Fish.png B3
Region-Extremadura.png Extremadura Icon-Spain.png 100 Icon - Fruits.png B3
Region-Galicia.png Galicia Icon-Spain.png 126 Icon - Fish.png B3
Region-La Rioja.png La Rioja Icon-Spain.png 104 Icon - Deer.png B3
Region-Madrid.png Madrid Icon-Spain.png 459 Icon - Fruits.png B3
Region-Murcia.png Murcia Icon-Spain.png 87 Icon - Fish.png B3
Region-Navarra.png Navarra Icon-Spain.png 91 Icon - Deer.png B3
Region-Valencian Community.png Valencian Community Icon-Spain.png 130 Icon - Fish.png B3

Resources

     Resource       Regions
Icon - Grain.png Grain Not available
Icon - Deer.png Deer Not available
Icon - Fish.png Fish Galicia
Icon - Cattle.png Cattle Not available
Icon - Fruits.png Fruits Extremadura
Icon - Iron.png Iron Castilla y Leon
Icon - Aluminum.png Aluminum Not available
Icon - Saltpeter.png Saltpeter Not available
Icon - Oil.png Oil Not available
Icon - Rubber.png Rubber Not available
Icon - Sand.png Sand Not available
Icon - Clay.png Clay Not available
Icon - Wood.png Wood Not available
Icon - Limestone.png Limestone Not available
Icon - Granite.png Granite Not available


Icon achievement society builder on.gif Society

The Spanish basic law is its Spanish Constitution, which was passed on 7th July, 2007.

Spain has been one of the most populated countries since the beginning of eRepublik. In September 2008, there were around 5500 people in Spain. In February 2009, 600 multiaccounts were banned, and its population went down. Spain's economy and army suffered because of this. In August 2009, the number of Spanish Citizens reaches 8500.

Spanish People Origin

Also view: Spanish People.

The great majority of Spanish people are also IRL Spanish, so the most spoken language is Castilian or Spanish.

Nonetheless there are also Latin American people from countries that there aren't in eRepublik or their countries are having some problems (Political Takeover). Dhoo, Sombra and Eisenhorn are the Latin American people most famous in Spain.


Official Languages

Languages spoken in Spain include Spanish (castellano or español), Catalan (català, in Catalonia, Balearic Islands), Valenciano (Valencià in Valencian Community), Galician (galego, in Galicia) and Basque (euskara, in Basque Country). Other languages are Asturian (asturianu), Aranese Gascon (aranés), and Aragonese (aragonés), each with their own various dialects. Although Spanish is but one of the many languages of Spain, it is this language which is commonly known as being the "Spanish language" since it is the official state language, although minority languages are co-official in a number of autonomous communities.

The main language of the media, the forum and the political congress is Spanish, while English and other official languages are also used in some articles.

National Organizations

  • Defensor del Pueblo: Responsible for the defense of the country. Some advocates have been Kenderr and Romi Kash.

Icon achievement hardworker on.gif Economy

Spain has a very positive balance of trade, exports being the main support of the Spanish economy. Spain has always been a country with low inflation. Nowadays there is deflation and a wide range of job opportunities. That makes Spain an appealing country for new citizens. However, most economic markets are overloaded, which makes it hard for new business.

Currency

The official currency in Spain is the Flag-Spain.jpg Spanish Peseta (ESP). The current exchange rate is Flag-Spain.jpg 1 ESP for Icon-gold.gif 0.002 GOLD.

Country Trading Embargoes

Spain has country trading embargoes with:


Taxes

Product Work Tax Income Tax Import Tax VAT
Icon Food Q3.png Food - 1% 99% 12%
Icon Weapon Q2.png Weapon 1% 99% 9%
Icon - Food Raw Materials.png Food raw material 1% 99% -
Icon - Weapon Raw Materials.png Weapon raw material 1% 99% -
Icon - House Raw Materials.png House raw material -
Product Work Tax Income Tax Import Tax VAT
Icon Moving ticket Q3.png Tickets - - 20% 3%
Icon House Q3.png Houses - 10% 2%
Icon Hospital Q3.png Hospitals - 1% 1%
Icon Defense system Q3.png Defense system - 1% 1%


  • Updated: October 7, 2011

Economic Laws

Spain has a free market economy, hardly planified. The successive governments haven't interceded in the economy, letting the private investors do. There are Escuelas Estatales (Public Schools), whose aim is not to bias the private economy but help new citizens find low skill jobs, something hard in Spain as the minimum wage has been always high.

For all those reasons, Spain has no highly developed strategic companies. There was temporarily a trade union to protect workers rights, but disappeared once V1 was launched.

Spain has passed a minimum wage law, agreaded by all political parties, that sets the wage according to a formula every 15 days, to keep a balance between fair wages and economic profit.

The Ministerio de Economía (Department of the Treasury) is in charge of regulating prices, inflation and economy, whereas the Ministerio de Trabajo (Department of Labor) deals with the job offer. El Ministerio de Administraciones Públicas (Department of State Management) is in charge of the Escuelas Estatales .


Most Prominent Spanish Companies

Since 2009, foreign companies operating have gained importance in Spanish economy due to the advantageous taxes. Here will only be listed Spanish companies.

State-owned companies

Private companies

Cooperatives

Politics

Spain is a parliamentary republic, with an elected president and a legislative congress. The executive branch consists of a Council of Ministers presided over by the President of Government, elected by the citizens every month. This Ministers are selected by the president every legislature, and work suggesting new laws to the congress and carrying out the decisions of the congressmen.

The legislative branch is made up of the Congress with representatives of all the main political parties, elected by popular vote on block lists by proportional representation to serve one-month terms. The first days after the elections, the congress elects a President of the Congress and two vice-presidents, establishing the Mesa del Congreso. The President of the Congress of Deputies is the analogue to a Speaker and presides over debates and ballots, deciding the order of the proposals and the time they'll be in debate.

Every congressman or parliamentary group can send proposals to the congress for its debate and vote. All the debates of the congress are made in the external Spanish forum, where only the congressmen have write permissions. Before the approval of any law or proposal, the congress talk about them for a minimum of 24 hours and a maximum of 48 hours. After that time, each congressmen must vote if they agree, reject or abstain. If the proposal is accepted by the congress and is required to vote inside the game, the ballot is repeated in the contracts forum of eRepublik or with the in game ballot system.

All the proposals approved by the congress are published inside the Boletín Oficial del Estado and inside the Contracts forum of eRepublik. The president and the vice-presidents of the congress are in charge of publishing all this information in less than 24 hours.

Icon position polit partypresident.gif Political Parties

See also: Parties of Spain

Main Political Parties

Logo Name Abbreviation Number of members Comment
NEL.jpg Nueva Espana Liberal NEL 236
Defaultparty.gif Partido Comunista de eEspaña PCeE 233
Defaultparty.gif Democracia Plural DP 200
Ponxc5.jpg Partido Otaku Nippon PON 172
Defaultparty.gif Proyecto Sheldonista PS 161

Old Parties with Former Representation in the Congress

Spain is a country with quite high number of parties - 30 - so some of the parties are "dear" or renamed.

Renamed/Dissapeared (outdated)

Icon achievement congressman on.gif Congress

Logo Party Congress members Percentage
Defaultparty.gif Democracia Plural 9 22%
Defaultparty.gif BloqueObrero Internacionalista 6 15%
Defaultparty.gif Partido Otaku Nippon 7 17%
Defaultparty.gif Partido Forocoches 2 5%
Defaultparty.gif Proyecto Fenix 16 40%

Icon achievement president on.gif Presidents

This is a complete list of elected Spanish Presidents:


Term Image President Political Party Logo
1-31 December 2007 Aliatar.jpg Aliatar Partido Socialista Demócrata Español PSDE.jpg
1-31 January 2008 Aliatar.jpg Aliatar Partido Socialista Demócrata Español PSDE.jpg
1-31 February 2008 N37.jpg n37 AlianzaS LogoAS.JPG
1-31 March 2008 Meiko.jpg Meiko AlianzaS LogoAS.JPG
1-31 April 2008 Enjuto.gif Taguaro Izquierda Democratica Española Party-Izquierda Democratica Espanola.jpg
1-31 May 2008 Mv.jpg MVerslayer Partido Media Vida Party-Partido Media Vida.jpg
1-31 June 2008 Kartalon.jpg Kartalon Partido Media Vida Party-Partido Media Vida.jpg
1-31 July 2008 Mv.jpg MVerslayer Partido Media Vida Party-Partido Media Vida.jpg
1-31 August 2008 Mv.jpg MVerslayer Partido Media Vida Party-Partido Media Vida.jpg
1 -31 September 2008 Les paul.jpg Les Paul Iniciativa para la Regeneración Política Party-Iniciativa para la Regeneración Política.jpg
October 2008 Tuput.jpg tuput Partido Media Vida Party-Partido Media Vida.jpg
November 2008 Pruden.gif PruDeN Partido Media Vida Party-Partido Media Vida.jpg
December 2008 Cyberber.jpg Cyberber PRDE Party-Plataforma para la Restauración Democrática.jpg
January 2009 NEL.jpg Anonimux Nueva Espana Liberal NEL.jpg
February 2009 Alvoske.jpg Alvoske Ciudadanos y Democracia LogoCyD.jpg
March 2009 Evighet.jpg Evighet Ciudadanos y Democracia LogoCyD.jpg
April 2009 Fredy.jpg Fredy Partido Otaku Nippon Party-Partido Otaku Nippon.jpg
May 2009 Kanuto.jpg Kanuto Ciudadanos y Democracia LogoCyD.jpg
June 2009 Charrito.jpg
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Triunvirato español Pacto Español Flag-Spain.jpg
July 2009 Lolamoreno.jpg Lola Moreno Nueva Espana Liberal Party-Nueva Espana Liberal.jpg
August 2009 Mixalberto.jpg Mixalberto Nueva Espana Liberal Party-Nueva Espana Liberal.jpg
September 2009 31c0c178a9fc26ffecffd8670e6d746d.jpg Himan Reconquista
October 2009 Taguaro.jpg taguaro Partido Forocoches Forocoches.jpg
November 2009 Folker.jpg folker PROGRESO Progreso.jpg
December 2009 Durruti.jpg Durruti PROGRESO Progreso.jpg
January 2010 Danielitofcbar.jpg DanielitoFC Partido Forocoches Forocoches.jpg
February 2010 Carl Friederich Gauss.jpg Carl Friederich Gauss PROGRESO Progreso.jpg
March 2010 Eastzone.gif eastzone Partido Forocoches Forocoches.jpg
April 2010 Carl Friederich Gauss.jpg Carl Friederich Gauss PROGRESO Progreso.jpg
May 2010 FredyImage.jpg Fredy Partido Otaku Nippon Ponxc5.jpg
June 2010 Citizen2182709.jpg Jesser Solucion Independiente
July 2010 CupidoFFAA.jpg Cupido Democracia Plural Party-Democracia Plural.jpg
August 2010 Ramso Acción Socialdemócrata
September 2010 Cabrera Partido Forocoches Forocoches.jpg
October 2010 caberniqui Democracia Plural Party-Democracia Plural.jpg
November 2010 Pechorin1.jpg Pechorin Partido Comunista de eEspana Party-Partido Comunista de eEspana.jpg
December 2010 Opsswat Democracia Plural Party-Democracia Plural.jpg
January 2011 Kiwii.gif Camaradahax0r Partido Otaku Nippon Ponxc5.jpg
February 2011 Ron Totonia Nueva Espana Liberal Party-Nueva Espana Liberal.jpg
March 2011 angeldav España Joven
April 2011 Trico Partido Sheldonista Party-Partido Sheldonista.png
May 2011 X-mon Partido Comunista de eEspana Party-Partido Comunista de eEspana.jpg
June 2011 Troy Duran Partido Sheldonista Party-Partido Sheldonista.png
July 2011 Warm 2.jpg Warm 2 Democracia Plural Party-Democracia Plural.jpg
August 2011 monchi_alcala España Joven
September 2011 sha byerrr Partido Comunista de eEspana Party-Partido Comunista de eEspana.jpg
October 2011 xXxASTAROTHxXx Partido Comunista de eEspana Party-Partido Comunista de eEspana.jpg
November 2011 Olivieira.jpg Olivieira Nueva Espana Liberal Party-Nueva Espana Liberal.jpg
December 2011 Warm 2.jpg Warm 2 Fundacion Warm 2
January 2012 Ienne.jpg Ienne Proyecto Sheldonista Party-Partido Sheldonista.png
February 2012 Miguel Bakunin Frente Anarkoholiko
March 2012 Superi Democracia Plural Party-Democracia Plural.jpg
April 2012 Cayo Tulio Democracia Plural Party-Democracia Plural.jpg
May 2012 Zhestkin Partido Comunista de eEspana Party-Partido Comunista de eEspana.jpg
June 2012 Outsmarter Vanguardia
July 2012 Siddy Partido Comunista de eEspana Party-Partido Comunista de eEspana.jpg
August 2012 MonosParanoicos Partido Forocoches Forocoches.jpg
September 2012 Moreno1994 Partido Comunista de eEspana Party-Partido Comunista de eEspana.jpg
October 2012 Trico Partido Guardia de la Noche
November 2012 madridista1992 Partido Guardia de la Noche
December 2012 Kuervo Union Democratica Espanola
January 2013 Kuervo Union Democratica Espanola
February 2013 kekos00 Organizacion Pirata
March 2013 poggo Partido Forocoches Forocoches.jpg
May 2013 Tritius Toma el Congreso Tomael2.jpg

Political History

Spain has had an intense political history that has guide his evolution to the current parliamentary republic. As this text is quite large you can read it as a new article named Spain Political History.

Icon achievement supersoldier on.gif Military

Armed Forces

The Armed Forces of Spain (Fuerzas Armadas or FFAA in Spanish) is one of oldest and most coordinated armies in the world, existing since March of 2008. This army counts with more than 300 soldiers armed and coordinated for the defense of Spain, guaranteeing its sovereignty and freedom.

Officially this army was created when the Statutes of the Armed Forces where approved by the congress in 17th of April of 2008, with 23 affirmative votes and 3 abstentions. This statutes, now under revision, constitute and define the duties and rights of the soldiers. The Armed Forces of Spain are totally subordinated to the control of the congress, although the military orders are given by a special committee: the CME or Military Strategic Center (Centro Militar Estratégico in Spanish). The CME consist of the Defense Minister, the Army General and the Colonels. This body is in charge of the strategy, tactics and logistics needed to achieve the objectives defined by the Congress.

The Armed Forces have never taken part in any war, because its organization is only used to defend the sovereignty of Spain and its allies. This army will only enter in action if the Spanish lands are under attack, or any of their MPP are activated. Currently the army is very active in its background, with a total communication between the CME and the officers.

Ravens / Cuervos

Because of the defensive origin of the Armed Forces of Spain, the Ministry of Defense created a special unit with mobility to travel to other countries and fight in foreign lands. This unit is composed of elite members of the Armed Forces and receive orders from their commands. This unit is part of the Spanish army, so represents its country in foreign lands.

The Ravens are soldiers of the Spanish army, not mercenaries as some people think. In spite of this, the Spanish govern have asked in the past for an economic remuneration, to buy the equipment needed by the soldiers. This basic equipment normally include 2 or 3 tickets, and some weapons and gifts.

The first mission of the Ravens was in the US vs Canada war, lead by the Commander Zhuge Liang and the Commander MGR. In their first mission the unit proved its organization and discipline in the battlefield, helping in the defense of Canada. After this mission, the Ravens have taken part in more wars together with the MA's troops.

Fight-war.gif Current Wars

Spain is currently at war with:

Icon-pact.gif MPPs

Spain has Mutual Protection Pacts with the following nation(s):

  • Icon-UK.png UK, expires May 16, 2014
  • Icon-USA.png USA, expires Apr 30, 2014
  • Icon-Ukraine.png Ukraine, expires May 11, 2014
  • Icon-Venezuela.png Venezuela, expires Apr 26, 2014


Icon achievement mediamogul on.gif Media

Spain has one of the most active newspapers in the game, with normally between 20 and 30 new articles every day. This abundance of articles creates many problems, and some citizens have created a [www.eldeantesdeel.es/pcp Press Quality Platform] (PCP - Plataforma de Calidad de Prensa) to improve the general quality of the press. In Spain the articles of real life news are qualified as Spam, and many times reported. This has create an open discussion about censorship and freedom of press.

The Spanish media is among the most inventive in eRepublik, with articles with comic strip, videos, numerous interviews and opinion articles. Almost every government organization has its own newspaper where they publish official communications and account's reports.

Official Newspapers

This is the list of official governmental newspapers of Spain with the highest number of subscriptions.

Name and link Subscriptions Comment
Boletin de Defensa 1176
Boletin Oficial del Estado 896
Boletin Ministerio AA.SS. 319
Boletin Oficial de AAEE 317
Boletín de AAPP 231
Ministerio de Economia 227
Ministerio Comunicación 222

TOP Newspapers

This is the list of private newspapers of Spain with the highest number of subscriptions.

Name and link Author Subscriptions Comment
Boletin del Grupo e40 Duxx 1889 Boletin Oficial del Grupo e40, que engloba las noticias de la Radio "Los e40" y de la Armada e40, asi como las noticias mas actuales.
No Porn Ballantines.. Ballantines 1469 Revista esporádica donde prevalece el humor y la crítica a la actualidad del juego.
El Agora taguaro 1181 Periodico del ex-presidente del gobierno taguaro.
El Combatiente Rojo Durruti 1106 Tematica diversa, en ocasiones escribe articulos de Historia erepublikana
Epic Battle FelipeII 1057
Evighet's Opinion Evighet 611
La voz de erepublik Kartalon 493 Periodico particular del ex-presidente Kartalon.
El Heraldo de Salamanca Charrito 449
eExpansión maltus 402 Centrado en temas económicos, no obstante publica articulos de toda temática.