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Ethnic conflict in Spain
Transcript of Ethnic conflict in Spain
ETA is a basque muslim terrorist group whose main goal is to gain independence.
The basque are an ethnic group who feel they should have independence from the spanish government.
In 1939, spanish government banned all things basque and the basque formed the ETA which was at first peaceful protests till 1968 when they launched violent attacks.
Since the beginning of their violent attacks, over 900 people have lost their lives.
ETA kidnapped a german diplomat and killed Prime Minister Admiral Luis Carrero Blanco in 1973.
Spatial extent and form of conflict
There is ethnic tension between different regions due to their differences. It is open violence to seek independence.
The Basque share a language, history and culture.
The spatial extent of the conflict lies as far as the Coast of the Bay of Biscay, and enters the Northern and Southern slopes of the western Pyrenees, bordering Spain and France.
The map of Spain is compact shaped.
Spain is approximately 195,364 square miles.
Official language: Spanish
Recognized Languages: Basque, Catalan Galician, Occitan
Head of State: King Juan Carlos
Head of Government: Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero
Ethnic conflict in Spain
Barbara Kariuki, Genesis Montiel, Jesse Perez, Savannah Polito
Nationalists and separatists in the most populous and wealthy region seek votes ny casting themselves as victims of the cental governments and courts in Madrid.
The Basque and Catalan nationalism arose at the same time as nationalism spread in the nineteenth century Europe. There was massive social change and urban migration leading to the identity crisis of the Basque and Catalans.
Local: Murders, Killings, Attacks... Violence
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