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Kingdom of Spain (The Purple Mantle)

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Kingdom of Spain
Reino de España
Timeline: The Purple Mantle

OTL equivalent: Spain
Flag of Spain Escudo de España (mazonado)

Plus Ultra (Latin)
("Further Beyond")

Anthem "Marcha Real"
Capital Madrid
Largest city Madrid
Other cities Barcelona, Valecia, Sevilla, Zaragoza
  others Basque, Catalán, Galician
Roman Catholic
  others Judaism, Protestantism
Ethnic Groups
  others Catalan, Basque
Demonym Spanish, Spaniard
Government Unitary parliamentary constitutional monarchy
  legislature Cortes Generales (Senado & Congreso de Diputados)
King Juan Carlos I
Prime Minister Soraya Santamaría
Area 505,992 km2 
Population 46,704,314 
Established 1469
Currency Peseta
Time Zone UTC +1 hours
Internet TLD .es
Calling Code +34

In 1469, the crowns of the Christian kingdoms of Castile and Aragon were united by the marriage of Isabella I of Castile and Ferdinand II of Aragon, in 1478 commenced the completion of the conquest of the Canary Islands and in 1492, the combined forces of Castile and Aragon captured the Emirate of Granada, ending the last remnant of a 781-year presence of Islamic rule in Iberia, and creating the Modern Kingdom of Spain.


XV Century

1469: the marriage the kings Isabella I of Castile and Ferdinand II of Aragon unites their crowns under the Christian kingdom of Spain.

1492: The Catholic Kingdom of Spain finishes the expulsion of the last Arabic Kingdom out of the Iberian Peninsula.

1496: June: Christopher Columbus finally gets an small fleet from the Spaniard Kingdom to travel West after being rejected over the last five years (European-Asian Trading Continuation negated the need of such expedition).

  • August: Columbus arrives to the Island of "La Española" (Current Haiti) However, a disagreement between him and several of his officers sparks a mutiny. Columbus is killed and one of his ships heavily damaged.
  • September: Part of the original crew decides to return to Spain (half of them will be wiped out by a powerful storm on their way back) the rest travel further West to find more advanced kingdoms and richness.November 1st: The Remaining Crew reaches an "Indian" tribe vassal of the Aztec Empire.
  • December 26th: The last men (less than 35) enters "Tenochtitlán" where they're initially mistaken as gods and then taken prisoners after a failed attempt to capture the Emperor Moctezuma Xocoyotzin. They are forced to teach the Aztecs about their language, culture, weapons and horses.

1497: A second Spaniard expedition is sent to colonize La Española Island.

1498: The Treaty of Tordesillas is signed betwen Portugal and Spain to divide the discovered continent between them.

XVI Century

Flag of Cross of Burgundy

the Spaniard Imperial Flag

1502: An expedition is sent to find the renegades that escaped to the West, after crossing the Gulf of Yucatán, they are informed of the renegade's faith by the local tribes.

1505: Nicolás de Ovando leads a team to conquest the City of Tenochtitlán. However, they're defeated by the Aztecs who already know how to manufacture and use primitives fire weapons as well as counting with cavalry of their own. The Spaniard presence inflicts damage, however, through the dissemination of several diseases brought by their soldiers, causing an epidemic on the Aztec Kingdom, but the Aztec Empire standd still.

1508: Beginning of the First Aztec-Spaniard War.

1509: Creation of "La Gobernacion de Nueva España" in Mexhica Territory.

1512: End of the First Aztec-Spaniard War.

Gobernacion de Nueva España 1524

the "Gobernacion de Nueva España" during 1524

1520: The Second Aztec-Spaniard War begins.

1537: The Second Aztec-Spaniard War ends.

1550: The Third Aztec-Spaniard War Begins.

1556: The Spanish realm is economically ruined, deprived of its American rights and Dutch northern possessions, the Kingdom concentrates its last resources on the Caribbean.

1559: The Third Aztec-Spaniard War (Phase 1) Ends.

1570: The Third Aztec-Spaniard War (Phase 2) begins.

1575: Maximilian II of the Holy Roman Empire seizes the opportunity left by the Spaniard retreat and settles in the south end of the Silberach (OTL: Rio de la Plata) and establishes the City of Großaue (OTL: Buenos Aires).

1580: A number of the northern provinces of the Netherlands signed the Union of Utrecht in 1979, this was followed by the Act of Abjuration the following year, (the declaration of independence of the provinces from Philip II). Situation finally achieved by the end of the Year.

1583: The Emperor created the Imperiale Kolonie of Silberach on the Southern Hemisphere. A series of colonization waves started to arrive from The Holy Roman Empire, sent under the promises of new lands and rights upon them.

1585: End of "La Gobernacion de Nueva España".

1586: Treaty of Tuxpan-Resistencia. The Third Aztec-Spaniard War finishes again in Spanish defeat.

  • Finalization of the Aztec-Spaniard Wars.



Political divisions

Spain is currently divided in Eleven "Provincias".

Spanish Provinces

Flag Provincia Capital Main Cities
Andalucía Andalucia Sevilla
Flag-Aragon Aragón Zaragoza
Flag of Castile-La Mancha Bética Granada
Banner of the Kingdom of Toledo Castilla la Nueva Toledo
Castilla La Vieja Castilla la Vieja Burgos
Flag of Catalonia Cataluña Barcelona
Flag of Extremadura Extremadura Mérida
Galicia Galicia La Coruña
Leon León León
Levante Levante Valencia
Vascongadas Vascongadas San Sebastian


Flora and Fauna




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