How Has Catalonia Continued Being So Nationalist – Finally Catalonia Was The Heart Of The Republican Side Of The Spanish Civil War
While provoking a prominent anticrown and anticastillian movement across the population of those territories, the count forced the citiziens to do so in the course of the last years of the 80 years war.
Basically, Catalonia was always the non mainstream part of Spain.
More details are found in this wiki article on Catalonia. It formed the heart of the Kingdom of Aragon, that was united to most of Spain by the marriage of Ferdinand of Aragon and Isabella of Castile. At this point of history it’s clearly noticeable a merely political clash of cultures, that didn’t go anywhere further as every Trastamara dinasty king accepted the different region’s laws and constitutions or quickly removed opositors without big bloodbaths. This point doesn’t need much explanation.
Social engineering doesn’t end at school, and reaches almost all civil society in Catalonia thanks to the generous spending of public money the Catalonian government had been doing. By 1713, the war was slightly lost on the Habsburg side, and England pacted a peace treaty since the tories got their hands on the government. During 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012 different ‘nonbinding’, community driven referendums were made on the independence of catalonia in many cities and villages. By 1983, Franco had died, spain had it’s first constitution, Catalonia had recovered their republican Estatuts, there had been another coup, and CIU had won the Catalan elections. That’s right! It was the events succeded during his visit on catalonia, and pretty much similar happened on his visits on Aragon and Valencia. Therefore by 1702 half the world had joined his cause Phillip at that time was seen neutrally from catalonia, as Charles since King of The Spains. Although, ofcourse, there was a lot more repression than that.
Martin Ist the Human, the dinasty of Alphonse the cast died, with the death of the last member of the house of barcelona.
Catalonia rebelled in 1640, with Portugal, that won its independence from Castile.
Catalonia rebelled again against ‘Frenchcontrolled’ Spain throughout the War of Spanish succession, and on more than one occasion in the course of the nineteenth century. Spain barely recovered Catalonia as long as the alternative was even less palatable French rule. By the end of the 19th century, though, there was a rise on the nationalist movements, and the legends and tales of old were rewritten and the language recorded in the first dictionaries. The loss of the Rousillon, a pretty valued region, was seen as treason by the loyalist catalans, and as an act of villany from france’s and spain’s side by the rebel catalans.
Catalan was banned from law, clerical or administrative use, and the Phillip’s advisors ordered the territory to be slowly populated by ex soldiers, to lower the chance of fulture turmoil. The things i’ll always remember is what my grand grandmother told me about the visits of Franco. The idea behind this project was to protect the language, that was already declining, and teach it quickly to the new generations. This project seeked to regain the normative use of catalan by the citiziens, by creating a Catalan Language and Literature class, and making every class mainly in catalan, therefore, every student had atleast double teaching time in catalan than in castillian. CiU gave support in Madrid in exchange of concessions in Catalonia.
Each citizien of every one of these regions has inherent rights by being so, as an example, a citizien from Valencia can’t be rallied as levy if the courts of valencia haven’t said so, and it’s the courts that dictates the taxes, the grants, and similar. On the rural regions people kept speaking and talking catalan, it pretty much worked on the more industrial cities, mostly Barcelona.