Background: Spain's powerful world empire of the 16th and 17th centuries ultimately yielded command of the seas to England. Subsequent failure to embrace the mercantile and industrial revolutions caused the country to fall behind Britain, France, and Germany in economic and political power. Spain remained neutral in World Wars I and II, but suffered through a devastating civil war (1936-39). In the second half of the 20th century, Spain has played a catch-up role in the western international community; it joined the EU in 1986. Continuing challenges include Basque Fatherland and Liberty (ETA) terrorism and further reductions in unemployment.
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- November 14th 2012 Spain - Day Ten - November 2nd - "Adios sur España"
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- November 12th 2012 Spain - Day Five - October 28th - "Cadiz"
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- October 16th 2012 Getting confused in Cadiz, catching a cold in Seville, yep! time to say goodbye to Andalusia...
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- September 23rd 2012 Cadiz
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- August 20th 2012 Cadiz
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- July 20th 2012 Final days in Cadiz
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- July 4th 2012 Cadiz
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- June 18th 2012 Wrapping up the year.
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- June 17th 2012 Leaving Cadiz - What I'll miss
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- June 7th 2012 Sevilla - Cadiz and Boats
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- May 23rd 2012 "Esto es la excursión más rara de mi vida" *This is the strangest field trip of my life.
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- May 13th 2012 Cádiz, Jerez, and Tarifa - May 10-13
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- April 17th 2012 Dare to return to Málaga
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- April 8th 2012 Semana Santa en Cadiz
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- March 30th 2012 A Spanish Reunion
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- March 28th 2012 Cumpleaños Feliz!
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- March 19th 2012 The Spanish Constitution - 200 years later
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- March 8th 2012 CarlyyDevin
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- March 7th 2012 Medieval walk of Cadiz
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- February 29th 2012 Carnaval y Sevilla de Nuevo! (Carnaval and Seville again!)
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