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    For the place with the same name in central Europe, see Galiciaball (Central Europe).

    Wherever you go, you'll find a Galician.
    — A stereotype/myth about Galiciaballs.

    Non hai fronteiras!
    — Tanxugueiras - Terra

    Que din os rumorosos na costa verdecente, ó raio trasparente, do prácido luar…?
    Galiciaball's Anthem, Os Pinos

    ¡Irmáns no amor a Suevia de lexendaria historia, ¡en pé! ¡En pé dispostos a non morrer sen loita! ¡O día do Medulio con sangue quente e roxa mercámo-lo dereito á libre, honrada chouza! ¡Xa está ó vento a bandeira azul e branca! ¡A oliva nunha man, a fouce noutra, berremos alto e forte: “A nosa terra é nosa”.
    — Ramon Cabanillas - ¡En pé!

    Galiciaball can not into Celtic is a northwestern spanish autonomous communityball (regionball). It borders  Portugalball to the south and  Asturiasball and Castile and Leónball to the east. It secretly rules Spainball with its many problematic politicians.

    Galiciaball's clay is 29,575 km² long and is divided in four provinceballs: A Coruñaball, Lugoball, Pontevedraball and Ourenseball, a̶n̶d̶ ̶i̶t̶s̶ ̶5̶t̶h̶ ̶p̶r̶o̶v̶i̶n̶c̶e̶b̶a̶l̶l̶ B̶o̶s̶ ̶A̶i̶r̶e̶s̶b̶a̶l̶l̶, and it has a total of 53 comarcaballs and 315 municipalityballs, and can even be further divided by 3778 parisheballs and aldeas ("hamlets") or lugares ("places"), so Galiciaball is also known for having a unusual ammount toponyms.

    It has a bit of an identity crisis where it does not know if it is Celtic or Romance.


    Former Entities

    Galiciaball was born as a 2ball like every other European countryball, and got adopted by Celticballs, grew up to be Gallaeciaball, and got conquered by SPQRball (and became one of its provinces), later got independence as the Suebi Kingdom of Gallaeciaball, got settled by Britonballs (Britoniaball), later got kidnapped by Visigothic Kingdomball and later Umayyadball (although some historians say Umayyadball didn't conquer it), got adopted by Kingdom of Asturiasball, became Kingdom of Galiciaball, and got adopted by Kingdom of Leónball, and was later kidnapped by Kingdom of Castileball, and finally the Spanish Empireball and all of its future entities, much years later got occupied by the UKball for 10 days in 1719, stopped being a Kingdom in 1833 (as it was still a kingdom within the Spanish Empireball), and later tried to become independent as Republic of Galiciaball, but got reannexed into  Second Spanish Republicball.


    During pre-history, Galiciaball was inhabited by Celtic tribes and clans that lived in hillforts. These people were called "Galaicos", which gave Gallaeciaball its name. This name was given by the Roman Empireball. The habitants of Gallaeciaball resisted the Romanballs, but after the legendary battle of Monte Medulio, the zone fell under Romanball rule.

    After SPQRball conquered it, it brought it many advances and the Latin language that later evolved into Galician (although the Galician language from this era is nowadays called Galaico-Portuguese by historians, as the language also gave origin to Portuguese in 1290 and ever since they started evolutioning differently). Its own celtic language, Gallaecian, went extinct. Despite the current Galician being a Romance language, it still has Celtic roots. Some notable Roman monuments in Galiciaball are the Tower of Hercules and the Roman walls of Lugoball.

    Another notable tourist destination in Galiciaball is the Cape Finisterre, in the municipalityball of the same name which was thought to be the end of the world by the Romanballs as its name suggests, meaning "End of the Earth".

    After SPQRball started losing its power, other clans came to Galiciaball, like Suebiballs, Vandalballs and Alanballs. The Suebiballs arrived to Galiciaball in 409. Without the need start a war, they did a pact with SPQRball, and they established themselves in Gallaeciaball as the Kingdom of the Suebiball. According to many historians, it was the first Kingdomball of Europe, or at very least one of the first ones.

    Brythonic Galicians

    In the late 5th and early 6th centuries, following the Anglo-Saxons invasion of Great Britain, many Britonballs had to escape. Due to that, many Britonballs needed to find a new homeland and settled Galiciaball and Brittanyball. The settlement in Galiciaball is known as Britoniaball (: Bretoña) which was estabilished in northern Galiciaball. Unfortunately, around the 9th century, the Iberian Britonballs eventually slowly became assimiliated and lost their language and culture, unlike in Brittanyball, and with that Britoniaball disappeared.

    Visigothic Gallaeciaball

    Later, the Visigothballs arrived to Hispaniaball. At first, they conquered the other parts of the Iberian Peninsula, and later they conquered Gallaeciaball. One of the Visigothic kings, Leovigildo, made various special administrative titles: King Of Gallaeciaball, King of Hispaniaball, and King of Galliaball.

    In 711, the Moorballs arrived at the Iberian peninsula and conquered it quickly. Some southern Galician territories were under Moorish control. After Asturiasball got tired of the Moorballs, it won the battle of Covadongaball against them, resulting in the start of the Reconquista. The Kingdom of Asturiasball started expanding to the south, and later expanded to the west.

    Kingdom Of Galicia

    During the 9th Century, Galiciaball got its own political entity, Kingdom Of Galiciaball. Alfonso II was the king of Asturiasball and Galiciaball. To make Galiciaball popular, he announced that in Santiago de Compostelaball, James the Great was found, and built the cathedral of Santiago de Compostelaball.
    The Way of St. James was originally from Asturiasball to Santiago de Compostelaball, and later evolved into various parts of Europe to Santiago de Compostelaball, it became a main point of pilgrimage along with Romeball and Jerusalemcube. This brought along a lot of culture and advances for Galiciaball. Nowadays, the Way of St. James is still a very important and interesting tourist activity in Galiciaball, letting people see many amazing places.

    Later, Asturiasball evolved into the Kingdom of Leónball. Despite Galiciaball being part of a bigger entity, it still had the separate official status of being a Kingdom, even if that monarchy depended on the kings of the Kingdom of Leónball.

    During the 10th Century, there were many kings and border changes in the Kingdom of Leónball and after some time Galiciaball became its own independent kingdom again with its own king. Galiciaball expanded to the south and had pretty much half of modern day  Portugalball.

    During the centuries 9 and 12, the Galician coasts suffered several invasions by the Vikingballs, making Galiciaballs flee to the interior of Galiciaball.

    Annexation by the Kingdoms of León and Castile

    Later, Leónball became the Kingdom of Castileball, and the Kingdom Of Galiciaball had already splitted in two: Galiciaball and Kingdom Of Portugalball. Galiciaball fell under Castillian control and it was no longer considered a Kingdom, but rather a Countyball. After the separation of Galiciaball and County of Portugalball, Portugalball obviously wanted to rebrand its national identity, and with that the Portuguese language was made official in Portugalball in 1290 and ever since the Galician and Portuguese languages started evolving differently, which explains why they're similiar languages but not the same.

    The Kingdom of Castileball was focusing on the Reconquista, so it forgot about Galiciaball and allowed Galician bishops and nobles to have control over Galiciaball, therefore it still had its own political dynamic.

    Levantamento Irmandiño (Irmandiño Revolts)

    During the 15th Century, things weren't going too well and Galiciaballs were tired of it. Two revolts, known as the Levantamento Irmandiño happened. The Galiciaballs went against the Galician nobility to maintain their rights over the peasantry and bourgeoisie.

    In 1431, during the first phase of the Levantamento Irmandiño, the Irmandade Fusquenlla was formed on the estates of the lords of Andrade due to the harsh treatment of Nuno Freire de Andrade. The revolt broke out in the Galician cities of Pontedeumeball and Betanzosball, and spreaded to Lugoball, Mondoñedoball and Santiago de Compostelaball. This revolt was lead by Roi Xordo of A Coruñaball, who was later killed after the revolt was suppressed in 1435.

    The second revolt (Great Irmandiño War) broke out in 1467. The Galician people managed to destroy over 130 castles and fortresses. However, the nobility had better armament and the support of the Kingdom Of Portugalball and the Kingdom of Castileball, resulting in the victory of the nobility. The revolt ended with the execution/death of the leaders of the Revolts

    Later, Spainball was unified by the Catholic Monarchs and took away Galiciaball's capacity of auto-government, because they feared rebellions like the Levantamento Irmandiño happening again.

    Some years later, the Courts of Castile were formed, representing the historical kingdomballs that nowadays form Spainball. However, Galiciaball wasn't represented as itself, but as the Leonese city of Zamorastripes. The Galiciaballs didn't take that very lightly and considered it an act of humiliation, and it stayed like that until the 15th Century.

    In the 15th Century, it obtained its title of a Kingdomball back, but it didn't obtain any more autonomy. The title only lasted 1 century, because under the influence of Liberals, Galiciaball stopped being a kingdom and became 4 more provinceballs of Spainball. ( A Coruñaball, Lugoball, Pontevedraball, Ourenseball)

    Emigration to the New World

    During the 19th Century, difficult times came for Galiciaball. In other parts of Europe, the Industrial Revolution happened, but in Galiciaball these influences were small, and the social and economical situation was very bad. Due to Galiciaball's montainous georgraphy and poor railway connections, it was somewhat culturally, politically and economically isolated from the rest of Spainball. Because of this, when the Spanish Empireball discovered the New World, many Galiciaballs emigrated to the Americas, which were much richer back then. The Spanish Civil War and Francisco Franco's rule in Spainball also played a big role on the causes.

    Galician Diaspora

    Most Galiciaballs went to Argentinaball during the centuries XIX and XX, due to the lack of employement, famines, and political oppression. It's known that from 1857 to 1960, around 600k Galicians emigrated to Argentinaball, and they played a huge role on the development of the country, and as of 2015, there are 168263 Galiciaballs (and/or descendants) in Argentinaball. At one point, Buenos Airesball was the cityball with the most Galiciaballs in the world.

    Cubaball was also culturally important for Galiciaball's modern history, although not many Galiciaballs went there. During the centuries XVIII and XIX, small ammounts of Galiciaballs emigrated to Cubaball, sometimes even in conditions similiar to slavery to replace African-Americanball slaves who were working in sugar factories (which were slowing disappearing as human trafficking was becoming more restricted in the world). During the 1880s, the Galician regionalist movement became Galicianism, mainly rooted in Agricultural colonies, such as the Galician Center of the Havana (well known for nowadays being the Gran Teatro de La Havana). Many symbols of Galiciaball such as the flag and even the national hymn were also a consequence of the emigration. In 1907, Xosé Fontenla Leal asked Manuel Curros Enríquez (one of the most important writers of the Rexurdimento, who was living in the Havanaball) to write the lyrics for the Galician hymn. In 1924, the Galician Anthem was played for the first time in the Havanaball. During 1920 and 1940, many Galiciaballs who had settled in Cubaball ended up moving to USAball and Mexicoball, among other countryballs. Fidel Castro is the most famous Galician-Cuban.

    In USAball, the Galician emigration wasn't as signficant. The Galician emigration to North-American countries mainly took place between 1868 and 1930, and there was a smaller second wave between the 1940s and 1950s, when the Galiciaballs managed to form a small community in Newarkball, New Jerseyball. There are a few other visible Galician communities in USAball.

    In modern Galician culture/literature, emigration is often portrayed as terrible; someone has to abandon their land and people, and if they decide to come back to their homeland, things would have changed a lot and they wouldn't be recognized by those they knew before emigrating; such as their family or friends. Most of the Galician immigrants went to the Americas from the Port of Vigoball (97%), followed by Gibraltarball (2%) and Barcelonaball (1%). To this day, Argentinaballs still call any Spanishballs "gallegos". In Galiciaball there's still an expression called "facer as Americas" (doing the Americas) which means making money.

    Some other common places back then were Venezuelaball, Cubaball, Brazilball, Uruguayball, New_Jerseyball, New Yorkball, Floridaball and Californiaball in the Americas, and Switzerlandball, Germanyball, Franceball, UKball and Netherlandsball in Europe.


    During the mid 19th Century, the Rexurdimento ( Galician for Resurgence) started, a movement that looks for advances in Galiciaball, regaining the Galician language as it was very outcast and other things related to Galiciaball such as autonomy, national identity, economical advances, etc. The start of the Rexurdimento was on the 17th of May of 1863 when the Galician writer Rosalía de Castro published her book Cantares Gallegos ("Galician Chants"), and this day was also declared as the Galician Letters (Literature) day by the Real Academia Galega.

    Since there weren't many published literary works written in Galician at the time, any Galician literary work made before the Rexurdimento received the name "Precursors of the Rexurdimento". It was a period that lasted from the year 1863 to 1916.

    After 1916, this movement's influence still continued and Galician was the language spoken by around 90% of the population while Castillian Spanish was spoken by higher class people. This caused Castillinization because Galiciaballs thought that speaking Castillian Spanish was the language of royalty and social ascent (Cultural Assimiliation). Because of this, many cultural-political organizations appeared, such as Seminario de Estudos Galegos, Xeracion Nós and Irmandades da Fala, and their main objective was to reclaim the Galician language and normalize its use in all circumstances, and also promoting the culture, language and history of Galiciaball. More editorials, newspapers and magazines in Gailcian appeared and published many works in the language, and also showed Galiciaball's geography, history, culture, archeology, filosophy, etc. The Defense of the Galician language also supossed the need to pin the language. In 1906, the Real Academia Galega was formed to mark and fix the language. Dictionaries and grammars in Galician were also written to improve the knowledge of the language. Its date was also similiar to the Catalan Renaixença (Catalan for Resurgence).

    20th Century

    During the 20th century, Galiciaball was still a very rural nation with a strong economic backwardness. The higher classes were the Church and Nobility, and owned lands. The peasants in Galiciaball kept having to immigrate to the American Continent like in the last century. But in the 1/3 of this century, there were many political, social and cultural changes in Galiciaball. The 14 of April of 1931 the Second Spanish Republicball appeared and there were a lot of cultural, political and nationalist activities going on in Galiciaball, along with an extraordinary ammount of Galician literature.

    The Agrarian movement also appeared in Galiciaball and it wanted to reclaim the power of the rural people and created communities and syndicates to fight for the abolition of the Foral System and the modernization of the Agricultural Sector. The most important labor unions were Solidaridade Galega and Acción Galega leadered by Basilio Álvarez in Beiroball, Ourenseball (Province).

    After years of fight and movements, the Foral System was finally abolished in 1926. Because of that, the power of the Hidalgy fell as the Foral System was their main source of income and they also lost their huge role in society, and they couldn't adapt themselves to the current society because of the changes from the Industrial Revolution. They were replaced by a foreign Bourgeoisie, mainly dedicated to trade, conservative industry, banks and naval constructions.

    Rural people started moving to urban major cities, such as Vigoball or A Coruñaball, and replaced Agriculture and Fishing with Trade and Services.
    The Irmandades da Fala were founded in 1916 by Antón Vilar Ponte. It's representative newspaper was A Nosa Terra. At the time its main objective was the promotion and expansion of the use of the Galician language. Later thanks to this, new Irmandades were formed in Galician Cityballs such as Santiago de Compostelaball, Lugoball, Monforte de Lemosball, Muxiaball, Ourenseball... And other Cityballs with notable Galician immigrants like Madridball, Buenos Airesball and Havanaball. The main intellectual writers of the time also joined this movement: Ramón Cabanillas Enríquez, Otero Pedrayo, Vicente Risco...
    In 1918, the Irmandades turned into a political organization which would form the thesis of Galician Nationalism: Galiciaball is defined as a nation with its own ethnic, language, territory, history and culture.
    In 1931, the Partido Galeguista (of 1931) was formed. They elaborated the Statute of Autonomy of Galicia (of 1936), which was later approved but the Spanish Civil War started.
    The Seminario de Estudos Galegos was founded in 1923 by Students and Teachers from the University of Santiagoball and members of Irmandades da Fala. They studied the Galician language and Galiciaball's cultural heritage.

    Independence declaration from the Second Spanish Republic

    The 27 of June of 1931, Galiciaball tried to gain independence from the Second Spanish Republicball. The Leftist Galician Nationalist leaders Pedro Campos Couceiro and Antón Alonso Ríos declared that full independence from Spainball would be the only way to recover from its secular backwardness and gain back the Galician identity. The main trigger of this event was the railway disconnection between Zamorastripes and Ourenseball, however, the historic marginalization of Galiciaball was at its core of the movement, which negotiations between Spanish forces and the Galician instigators eventually defused. The independence lasted approximately one day and then and was reannexed into Spainball. Some Galician Nationalists still celebrate the date to this day.

    Galicia during the Spanish Civil War, and the Francoist Regime

    During the Second Spanish Republicball, there was a very strong cultural and political activism going on in Galiciaball, to normalize more the use of the Galician language and there was also much more Galician Nationalism. Galiciaball also achieved autonomy in 1936. However, after the Spanish Civil War started, the government of the Second Spanish Republicball was overthrown and the Francoist Regime won, and with this the process was slowed down because Francoist Spainball would only allow media in Spanish to be published and oppressed the nationalistic movements in Galiciaball along with other spanish regionballs who have their own language, such as Cataloniaball or Basqueball. Because of this, the educative system and the media also played a big role in the attempt to erase the other cultures/languages in Spainball. Francoist Spainball even got confused when it tried to assimiliate Galiciaball: Many Galician toponyms were changed to wrongly translated Spanish versions, and Galician toponyms like "Niñodaguia/Niño da Aguia" ( : Nest of the Eagle) became "Niño de la Guia" ( : Kid of the Guide) in Spanish. However, the Galician language kept being spoken by the Galician people in private, and Galician literature stayed alive in Latin-American countryballs and other countryballs with exiled Galicians. During the 50s and 60s, more Galicianist Movements appeared to defend the Galician language and culture.

    Spanish Constitution - Galicia gains autonomy

    On the 6th of April of 1981, Spainball approved the autonomous status of Galiciaball, which gives Galiciaball its autonomy, recognizes Galician as a historical nationality, and recognizes its own language Galician, making it the official language along with Castillian Spanish.

    Prestige Oil Disaster

    The 13 of November of 2002, the Greek oil tank MV Prestige sank about 210 kilometers away from Galiciaball's coast. It spilled around 60,000 tonnes of oil. This polluted thousands of kilometers of its coastline, and also Spainball, Portugalball and Franceball's beaches, also causing harm to the local fishing industries. This spill was the worst enviromental disaster in Spainball's and Portugalball's history. Many Galiciaballs, Spainballs and even people from other countryballs had to help clean the disaster. Galiciaballs also had a protest flag that consisted on a black version of the Galician flag with an slogan saying "Nunca Mais" ( Galician for Never Again).


    Amigos (Friends)

    • Portugalball - Child near me I like to visit. Its northern clay used to be of my clay and we used to hate each other but now we can into good relationship, BUT WHY U BECOME INDEPENDENTE FROM MIN FOREVER IN 1143?!?!
    • Cataluñaball - Meu Mellor friend from the east who wants to be of independence, but Fourth Reich and Franco won't let it happen. Non importa a distancia, we are best friends forever and we immigrated to each others clay! I'm of sorryings about Franco but I won't remove PP.....
    • Pais Vascoball - Meu 6ball friend that landed na Terra that also wants to be of independent, and also can into Iberian language and oldest language of Europa. We of lovings and support each other so we can into independent xuntos and we both can into wearing boinas.
    • Asturiasball - Meu almost identical sibling. We both can into Celtic, ex kebab removers and bad weather, and some of its west clay can into speaking galego. It can into o seu proper language but Spainball not of likings it or making it official.
    • Leónball - Meu another sibling. Sadly, it is of anschlussed by Castelaball and it wants into its own autonomy. It also can into celtic.
    • Cantabriaball - It can into celtic too.
    • Andalusiaball - Ex-kebab friend, we used to be of hating each other when we were kids but now we are Spaniard delinquents.
    • Couto Mistoball - My child and Portugalball's younger sibling, also Galaico-Portuguese version of Andorraball. Sadly it died after the treaty of Lisboaball was signed, but A Xunta marked its territory into historical.
    • Extremaduraball - Another hue family spaniard, some of its clay can into speaking Galego, known as Fala.
    • Brittanyball - Celtic friend and 6ball that wants to break libre from Franceball. It is of French version of me. We both share crepes.
    • Scotlandball - British version of me.
    • Chileball - It can into enjoying my empanadillas, also our capital children have of same name.
    • Wakayamaball - Xapanese amigo with moito xeito, he promotes my Way of St. James and I promote the Way of Kumano in its clay. Also its parent Xapónball came to my clay said that my grelos can into superaliment!
    • Arxentinaball - There are many galegos in your clay and we can into great friends. I immigrated and did as Americas in its clay when Imperio Españolball found you and we've of becoming nice friends ever since. But stop of confusing me with Spainball!
    • Venezuelaball - I remember when I immigrated into yuor clay and my people volveuse rica there, and now yuo have to do the same. I feel sorry for yuo friend, now many venezuelaballs are immigrating to my clay and I appreciate them.
    • Estoniaball - Nordic version of me. No of worryings friend, ti are Nordic and I can into Celtic.
    • Brasilball - Meu grandchild. We not of seeing each other very often but it of soundings so much like mine. Portugalball often tells me about how great it is.
    • Aguascalientesball, Colimaball, Nayaritball, Xaliscoball, Zacatecasball - Meus children nas Americas. They were once of united into Nova Galiciaball. Be a good children and avoid crimen.
    • Méxicoball - It is taking care of my American children.
    • Cubaball - One of os meus best bros ever. Fidel was a galego descendant.


    • Vigoball, A Coruñaball - My amazing fillos, but deixade de bullying each other over football!
    • Imperio Romanball - Because of you I can't into Celtic language, of h*ckings ti! But at least it gave me of good architecture and heritage.

    Inimigos (Enemies)

    • Castelaball - Stop a anschlussing meu sibling Leónball. ALSO, SECULOS ESCUROS NEVER FORGET...

    Feitos Curiosos (Fun Facts)

    • Its birthday is in the 25th of July.
    • Galiciaball (along with Basqueball, and Cataloniaball) is most of the time seen as a separate country in Polandball maps and comics because of their own identity and language.
    • In the Polandball universe, pretty much all of Spainball's separatist movements are very exaggerated, including Galiciaball's. Galiciaball mostly wanted to become of independent when Spainball or Castileball marginalized it and its culture.
    • Galiciaball has a really big family and it loves giving advice to its grandchildren.
    • Roman Empireball used it to anschluss Englandball and Walesball. This was thought to be a myth but turned out to be true.
    • Back then when the American continent was undiscovered, Roman Empireball thought it was the end of the Earth.
    • It was one of the first states to break away from SPQRball. According to many historians, Galiciaball was the first kingdom of Europe, as Kingdom of the Suebiball.
    • In Galician, the toponyms 'Galiza' and 'Galicia' are both valid, however 'Galiza' is often associated with Galician Nationalist/Leftist Ideologies.
    • In its culture, Galiciaball is nicknamed "Terra Meiga" (Enchanted Land), and also "Fogar de Breogán" (Homeland of Breogán).
    • It's the Spanish autonomous communityball with the least Spanish speakers, because Galician is the mother tongue of many Galicians, especially ones from rural areas. (However most people in Galiciaball can still speak Spanish)

    How to draw

    1. Draw a ball.
    2. Paint it white and add a blue band crossing the ball from the top-left corner to the bottom-right.
    3. Draw the Galician Coat of Arms.
    4. Draw the eyes, and you're finished.
    5. You can also add a Galician Monteira hat, or a Galician beret.

    Flag Colors

    Main Colors

    Color Name RGB CMYK HEX
    Lily White 255, 255, 255 0, 0, 0, 0 #FFFFFF
    Rich Electric Blue 0, 154, 205 1, 0.248, 0, 0.196 #009ACD

    Emblem Colors

    Color Name RGB CMYK HEX
    Sapphire 0, 90, 193 1, 0.533, 0, 0.243 #005AC1
    Chinese Silver 205, 205, 205 0, 0, 0, 0.196 #CDCDCD
    Lava 217, 9, 33 0, 0.958, 0.847, 0.149 #D90921
    Chinese Gold 190, 173, 4 0, 0.089, 0.978, 0.254 #BEAD04
    Emerald Green 19, 149, 118 0.87, 0.00, 0.21, 0.42 #139576


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