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Spain (Yellowstone: 1936)

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State of Fascist Spain
Estado de la España Fascista
Timeline: Yellowstone: 1936

OTL equivalent: Spain
800px-Flag of Spain under Franco 1938 1945.svg 578px-COA Spain under Franco 1938 1945.svg
la Rojigualda Spanish Arms

Una, Grande y Libre (Spanish)
("One, Great, and Free")

Anthem "Marcha Granadera"
Capital Madrid
Largest city Madrid
Other cities Barcelona, Valencia
  others Basque, Catalan, Galician
Religion Roman Catholicism
Ethnic Groups
  others Basque, Catalan, Galician
Demonym Spaniard
Government Single-party Authoritarian Dictatorial State
  legislature Cortes Españolas
Caudillo Pedro Franco
Prime Minister José María Aznar
Population 52,350,921 (Census 2011) 
Established October 1, 1936
Currency Spanish peseta

The State of Fascist Spain (Spanish: Estado de la España Fascista) is a nation in southwestern Europe.


Spanish history dates back to the arrival of Iberians from Libya and Celts from Europe creating a unique tribal society in Spain. Colonization of its east coast by the Phoenicians, Greeks, Carthaginians, and eventually Romans, leading to the creation of powerful Visigothic successor state in the Roman tradition once Rome fell.

The Muslim Moors invaded in the early 700s, establishing an Emirate at Cordoba. The Moors would remain in Southern Spain until, in 1492 the united kingdoms of Aragon and Castille would repel the last of the Muslims.

Spain would then build a huge empire in the 1500s under the Habsburg family, but Spain ended up under the Bourbon family. With a war against the US in 1898, the Spanish Empire was officially over.

Yellowstone and Civil War

Yellowstone eruption cut off all aid to Republicans, allowing the Fascists to take power with German and Italian aid.

Franco's Rule

Franco's Death and Succession Crisis


Just prior to Yellowstone's eruption on July 18, 1936, the nationalist forces of Spain had thrown a coup in Spain, starting a war with the Communist-leaning Republican forces.

Prior to the war, Spain was a republic after many centuries of monarchy, but after the civil war, Spain descended into autocratic government under Francisco Franco. Franco would rule as Caudillo.

He also invited back the Bourbon dynasty as the monarchs of Spain. Therefore, King Juan III was also a powerful government figure in post-Yellowstone Spain.

Under Pedro Franco, the post of Prime Minister was also created as head of the Cortes Españolas, a small legislative body tasked with some law-making power.


  • Francisco Franco
  • Pedro Franco


  • Juan III
  • Juan Carlos
  • Felipe VI


Emblem of the Spanish Civil Guard

Emblem of the Guardia Civil

The military of the State of Fascist Spain is comprised of an army, navy, and air force, as well as the secret police, the Guardia Civil.


The economy of Spain is relatively stable. Due to the migration of Europeans closer to the temperate regions of the Mediterranean,


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