The main stages of cold war.

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Decretos de Nueva Planta: After the War of the Spanish Succesion, Felipe V approved these decrees, replacing the existing laws and institutions in the Crown of Aragon. This gave the king more power in these territories

Manos Muertas: Land owned by the Church and religious orders that could not be sold

Mayorazgos: Land owned by noble families that would be inherited antirely by the firstborn son

Realengos: Land owned by the king

Domestic Trade: Was made difficult by internal customs and the poor conditions of the roads. The Bourbouns invested in civil engineering and created the position of intendente to organise the economies of different provinces and to connect them to each other.

The Catastro: Counted and recorded all rural and urban properties

Royal Manufactures: Were factories created by kings in very grand buildings

Juntas de defensa: Were formed to organise the Peninsular War against France.

A Junta Central was created as the government

Trienio liberal: unstable period because of conflicts between moderate liberals (doceañistas) and radical liberals or exaltados.

Decada Ominosa: period in wich the king took reactionary, anti-liberal and conservative measures, reinstated the Inquisition and closed universities.

Década Moderada: the government's position was very conservative. The progressives were marginalised and the recently created Democratic Party was supressed. Then the Bieno Progresista began in 1854, when a group of progressive centrist troops took power by staging a coup d'etat known as the Vicalvarada. A new constitution was then written, but never ratified.


Sovereignty: in the hands of the parliament and king

Parliament: an elected Congress

Suffrage: It was not regulated by the constitution

Turnismo: was a system introduced by conservative politician. The two main parties, the conservatives and liberals, agreed to alternate their terms in power in order to avoid military uprisings like the ones that took place during Isabel II's reign

Regenerationism: was a movement that sought to regenerate Spain's sociopolitical situation by eliminating electoral fraud and promoting reform in the education system, amongst other measures.

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