Aragon (/ˈærəɡən/; Aragonese: Corona d'Aragón, Catalan: Corona d'Aragó, Latin: Corona Aragonum, Spanish: Corona de Aragón) is an Iberian trade nation. Recently released from the Empire of Hispania as a result of the Treaty of Toledo, it shows promise as an emerging industrializing nation. The current King is Charles V of Trastamara-Wittelsbach.
History of Aragon
The Crown of Aragon was a composite monarchy, also nowadays referred to as a confederation of individual polities or kingdoms ruled by one king with a personal and dynastic union of the Kingdom of Aragon and the county of Barcelona. At the height of its power in the 14th and 15th centuries, the Crown of Aragon was a thalassocracy (a state with primarily maritime realms) controlling a large portion of the present-day eastern Spain and southwestern France, as well as some of the major islands and mainland possessions stretching across the Mediterranean as far as Greece. The component realms of the Crown were not united politically except at the level of the king, who ruled over each autonomous polity according to its own laws, raising funds under each tax structure, dealing separately with each cortes. Put in contemporary terms, it has sometimes been considered that the different lands of the Crown of Aragon functioned more as a confederacy of cultures rather than as a single country. In this sense, the larger Crown of Aragon must not be confused with one of its constituent parts, the Kingdom of Aragon, from which it takes its name.
Personal Union under Castile
Independence from Castile and Revival Period
The current king is Charles IV of the House of Trastamara-Wittelsbach, a descendant of Ferdinand II from the female line.
|Elizabeth of Britannia|
|Mary of Westphalia||Charles V of Aragon|
|John, Duke of Valencia||Maria of Aragon||Peter of Aragon|
|Charles, Prince of Catalonia||Maria Theresa von Habsburg||Ferdinand, Duke of Valencia|
|Maria of Catalonia||Peter of Catalonia||Juan of Valencia|