Canovist system

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-Bipartisan system: a political system where two parties share power.

-Cánovas system: a political system where two political parties alternated in power.

-Carlism: the conservative political movement which supported Don Carlos as king instead of Isabella II.

-Concordat: a treaty signed between Spain and the Holy See in 1851 favouring the interests of the church.

-Conservative party: led by Cánovas, it was one of the parties in the bipartisan system.

-Constitution of 1812: the basically liberal constitution drafted at the Cádiz Cortes.

-La Gloriosa uprising: the revolt against the monarchy which marked the start of the 1868 Revolution.

-Liberal party: led by Sagasta, it was one of the parties in the bipartisan system.

-Peaceful alternation: a system where the Liberal Party and the Conservative Party alternated in power.

-Pragmatic Sanction: a decree issued by Fernando VII repealing the Salic Law.

-Regency: a period when someone else rules a country in the name of the monarch.

-Salic Law: a law which prohibits women from succeeding to the throne.

-War of Independence: the war fought by Spain to expel the invading French forces.

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