Spanish Republic

There have been two Spanish Republics:

  • First Spanish Republic (1873–1874)
  • Second Spanish Republic (1931–1939)

Spain is not currently a republic, but a constitutional monarchy. After the Second Republic's fall, General Franco declared Spain to be a monarchy, though he did not permit a monarch until his death in 1975.

Famous quotes containing the words spanish and/or republic:

    Wheeler: Aren’t you the fellow the Mexicans used to call “Brachine”?
    Dude: That’s nearly right. Only it’s “Borracho.”
    Wheeler: I don’t think I ever seen you like this before.
    Dude: You mean sober. You’re probably right. You know what “Borracho” means?
    Wheeler: My Spanish ain’t too good.
    Dude: It means drunk. No, if the name bothers ya’ they used to call me Dude.
    Jules Furthman (1888–1960)

    It was the most ungrateful and unjust act ever perpetrated by a republic upon a class of citizens who had worked and sacrificed and suffered as did the women of this nation in the struggle of the Civil War only to be rewarded at its close by such unspeakable degradation as to be reduced to the plane of subjects to enfranchised slaves.
    Anna Howard Shaw (1847–1919)