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summary Spain author William Chislett 108 ¹ What happens in Spain among the euro zone's largest economies matters Its high unemployment over 26% burgeoning public debt and banking crisis will be formative for the zone's future In Spain What Everyone Needs to Know a timely addition to Oxford's acclaimed What Everyone Needs to Know series veteran jourWith the nation's deep economic crisis sparked by the spectacular collapse of its real estate and construction sectors in 2010 He explains the country's transition from dictatorship to democracy and covers such issues as the creation of a welfare state the influx of immigrants internal strife from the separatist Catalan region the effects of stringent austerity measures the strengths and weaknesses of the economy and how the country can create a sustainable economic model for the future In a concise uestion and answer format that allows readers to uickly acc. Compact concise and a great way to get up to speed on the context of modern Spanish politics Must confess I was surprised and a little disappointed that the whole of Spanish history to the fall of Franco had been covered off by page 73 but the emphasis here is helping the reader understand today's Spain and tomorrow's not yesterday's and the changes of the last 40 odd years have been so profound as to make most of what went before important primarily as cultural backgroundNonetheless this means I'm still looking for a good single volume history of Spain the Iberian peninsula the Spanish Empire up to the 20th century Very open to recommendations particularly interested in the reconuest at the moment due to heading to Andalusia soon

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Ess areas of particular interest the book addresses a wide range of uestions including What was the legacy of the Muslim presence between 711 and 1492 How did the Spanish Empire Arise What were the causes of the 1936 39 Civil War Why did the Socialists win a landslide victory in the 1982 election What was the impact of European Economic Community membership What is the violent Basue separatist group ETA What caused the banking crisis and This engaging overview covers a wide sweep of Spanish history and helps readers understand Spain's place in the world toda. Yep all I needed to understand modern Spain

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Spain author William ChisleWhat happens in Spain among the euro zone's largest economies matters Its high unemployment over 26% burgeoning public debt and banking crisis will be formative for the zone's future In Spain What Everyone Needs to Know a timely addition to Oxford's acclaimed What Everyone Needs to Know series veteran journalist William Chislett provides much needed political and historical context for Spain's current economic and political predicament Chislett recounts the country's fascinating and often turbulent history beginning with the Muslim conuest in 711 and ending. Spain a country with 47 million people505000 Skm and the fourth economy in the European Unión after Italy is poorly known outside Europe or known only by stereotipes as bullfightflamencopaellasiesta or by bad or negative things as the Black Legendthe Inuisitionthe Spanish Fluthe Spanish Civil War etc and as a paradigm of violenceintolerancedogmatimpoverty and backwardnessto this long stablished picture have contributed some well known books written by foreigners that have traveled or be in Spain long time ago and this image have persisted along many years giving a distorted landscape of the today real SpainBy all this was a necessity a book that in brief would give a concise accurate view of the real truth about Spain and this book hit the targetThe truth the real truth about Spain is that it is today a advanced democracyin the vanguard in tha civil rights specially in gender and LGTBIhas a penal system humanbased in the rehabilitation not in the revengehas a very low criminality tasshas abolished the death penalty and the life in prison without the possibility of parolehas one of the worlds best healthcare system and one of the worlds largest life expectance in both sexeshas one of the worlds largest high speed railway networks and some large multinationals between them the well known Zaraone of the world largest art gallery and is the second country in the world after Italy in number of worlds heritage sitesIt is true that the long histhory of Spain has been violent and torturedbut in the last two centuries this histhory also has been a very hard strugle for reach the modernity fighting against powerful inner forces one of this forcesperhaps the strogest was the Catholic Churchand that the XIX century was a lost century but after many battles lost and hundreds of thousands of killed we finally have won the war of the modernitySo if you have some interés in the today real Spain not in the stereotiped and folclorik caricaturesthis is a very recomended bookI also think that Reading a book abot my country written by a contemporary foreigner willgive you a evenly view of the lanscapeby this I also strongly recomend this book to all my compatriot