The Basque Country and Catalonia want independence from Spain. Good luck.

In Spain, to be together with the central government is not willing to industrial areas. The Basque Country has the highest GDP per capita, Catalonia transfers to the budget more than it receives from the state.

The Spanish Constitution recognizes and guarantees the right to autonomy of the nationalities and regions of which it is composed, and the solidarity between them. But in this case, although each of the 17 regions has the right to self-government, and the constitution enshrines "the unbreakable unity" of the Spanish nation. The central government in Madrid collects most of the tax revenues and returns

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Life in Spain

For deceptive lacquered fronts tourist areas is not possible to consider the real life of the country of the resort. Therefore, tourists mistakenly believe that all live in the same way as the rest. In reality — it's different …

For the majority of the citizens of the former Soviet Union, the so-called non-CIS countries still seems a role model and well-being of the island, where you just have to manage to "knock out Rushka," and then everything will supposedly in chocolate. For many of our compatriots word "Europe" is associated with a high standard of living and quality

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Spain on fire

Spain on fire Natural Disasters

In order to cope with the raging fires in Spain, which wiped out hundreds of acres of forest, had to seek the assistance of aircraft and helicopters. The situation is complicated in Catalonia steady winds that prevent fire and spread flames. Cope failed so far only on fire, in the province of Lleida.

In Aragon about 100 commuters Kastanezy evacuated due to the rampant spread of the fire. 200 Catalans were allowed to return to their homes of the local hotels and the neighboring communities to which they are temporary shelters.

Because of unbearable drought

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Winter drought in the Iberian Peninsula

Winter drought in the Iberian Peninsula Weather and Climate

For the Iberian Peninsula winter of 2011-2012 was one of the driest in the last 70-80 years. In Spain, for the three winter months the average rainfall of 55 liters per km ², while the rate for the winter of 200 liters. Such a drought in Spain has not happened since 1940, and Portugal in the 1980s. Forecasts at the beginning of spring in both countries are not encouraging — dry weather will continue until the end of March.

A terrible consequence of this early spring weather were fires that destroy

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In Spain, there will be more dry days

In Spain, there will be more days of dry weather and climate

A group of scientists from the Polytechnic University of Cartagena have developed a method of forecasting dry periods, which can be used in any European country. To study the data were taken from 1980. In the experiment, it was found that the duration and the number of dry periods is growing. In early 2011, the water level in the rivers of Spain was approximately 77.83% of the usual amount. By the end of the year due to weak rainfall decreased to 62.01%. If the trend continues, by 2050

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Heavy rains in Italy and Spain

Heavy rains in Italy and Spain Natural Disasters

The southern regions of Italy and Spain are covered by heavy rains. After several deaths in the last month Italians tend to think that the country is a magnet for heavy rains.

Recent flood occurred in the afternoon of 24 November 2011. As a result of a massive landslide in the municipality of soapwort in the region of Sicily killed 4 people. In the neighboring region of Calabria floodwaters and landslides disrupted transport trains and destroyed a number of railway bridges. At last count, 21 people were killed in floods in Italy.

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Why did the Soviet Union became involved in the civilian war in Spain

Plainclothes war in Spain, 1936-1939. something of a resemblance to today's war in Libya, the scale was only a little more. In Libya, it all started with the separatists and Islamist rebellion in the east of the country, in Cyrenaica, in Spain — with military rebellion in Spanish Morocco. In Spain, the revolt was supported 3rd Reich, Italy, Portugal, and of other Western powers — France, Britain, the United States, with its aggressive neutrality. In Libya, the rebellion also supported most of the Western world.

There is only one fundamental difference: the legitimate government of Gaddafi no officially supported, not

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Why did Hitlers ally Franco ruled Spain directly to their own destruction

Generalissimo Francisco Franco was very Stealther politician who ruled Spain from 1939 right up to 1973. Entertaining the fact that he could not stand fiercely all Russian, was an ally of Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini, with all this after the fall of their regimes resist his power, and Franco was a "handshake" favorite Spain to all democratic states.

His war with the Russian Union he started back in the years of war in civilian clothes in Spain (1936-1939 years), then the Soviet Union helped the Spanish Republicans, and on the side of the rebels waged war, German and Italian

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Team Russia defended the world title in beach soccer

Russian national beach football in the final match of the World Cup in Tahiti won a landslide victory over the team of Spain and defended the title of the strongest teams in the world, won in 2011 in Italy. The crucial meeting ended with the score 5:1 in favor of the Trust Mikhail Likhachev.

© AFP 2013 / GREGORY BOISSY

Football. World Cup. Tahiti Finale

Russia — Spain — 5:1 (0:0, 3:1, 2:0). Goals: Shkarin, 13 (1-0), Romanov, 15 (2-0), Krasheninnikov, 18 (3-0), Leon, 24 (3-1), Krasheninnikov, 31 (4-1), Shishin, 36 (5 : 1).

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In Madrid, established under the heat of 40 degrees

July 6, 2013. Spain is sweltering. In Spain, the weather was hot. The temperature was below 40 degrees Celsius brought winds from the Sahara.

On Thursday, the 15 Spanish provinces fell under the control of heat. Hot air from the Sahara brought wind. As a result, in Madrid promise — 37 in Seville — under 40.

A resident of Madrid, "Yes, very hot. I try to drink plenty of water. Right now I do not have a bottle, but usually I try to carry it with you. Here's bought a hat and sunglasses. "

But tourists from Britain

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