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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 Republic of Galicia-icon.png Galiciaballs.

    Non hai fronteiras!
    — Tanxugueiras - Terra

    Que din os rumorosos na costa verdecente, ó raio trasparente, do prácido luar…?
    Galicia-icon (Spain).png 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 Spain-icon.png spanish autonomous communityball (regionball). It borders Portugal-icon.png Portugalball to the south and Asturias-icon.png Asturiasball and Castile and León-icon.png Castile and Leónball to the east. It secretly rules Spain-icon.png Spainball with its many problematic politicians.

    Galiciaball's clay is 29,575 km² long and is divided in four provinceballs: ACoruña-icon.png A Coruñaball, LugoProvince-icon.png Lugoball, PontevedraProvince-icon.png Pontevedraball and OurenseProvince-icon.png Ourenseball, a̶n̶d̶ ̶i̶t̶s̶ ̶5̶t̶h̶ ̶p̶r̶o̶v̶i̶n̶c̶e̶b̶a̶l̶l̶ CABA-icon.png 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 Galicia-icon (Spain).png 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.

    History[edit | edit source]

    Galicia-icon (Spain).pngKingdom of Galicia-icon.png Former Entities Kingdom of the Suebi-icon.pngRepublic of Galicia-icon.png[edit | edit source]

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

    Kingdom of the Suebi-icon.png Gallaecia Celtic-Union-icon.png[edit | edit source]

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

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

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

    After SPQR-icon.png SPQRball started losing its power, other clans came to Galicia-icon (Spain).png Galiciaball, like Suebi-icon.png Suebiballs, Vandal Kingdom-icon.png Vandalballs and North Ossetia–Alania-icon.png Alanballs. The Suebi-icon.png Suebiballs arrived to Galicia-icon (Spain).png Galiciaball in 409. Without the need start a war, they did a pact with SPQR-icon.png SPQRball, and they established themselves in Kingdom of the Suebi-icon.png Gallaeciaball as the Kingdom of the Suebi-icon.png Kingdom of the Suebiball. According to many historians, it was the first Kingdomball of Europe, or at very least one of the first ones.

    Kingdom of the Suebi-icon.png Brythonic Galicians Gaul-icon.png[edit | edit source]

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

    Kingdom of the Suebi-icon.png Visigothic Gallaeciaball Visigothic Kingdom-icon.png[edit | edit source]

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

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

    Kingdom of Galicia-icon.png Kingdom Of Galicia Asturias-icon.png[edit | edit source]

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

    Later, Asturias-icon.png Asturiasball evolved into the Leon-icon.png Kingdom of Leónball. Despite Galicia-icon (Spain).png 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 Leon-icon.png Kingdom of Leónball.

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

    During the centuries 9 and 12, the Galicia-icon (Spain).png Galician coasts suffered several invasions by the Vikingballs, making Galicia-icon (Spain).png Galiciaballs flee to the interior of Galicia-icon (Spain).png Galiciaball.

    Leon-icon.png Annexation by the Kingdoms of León and Castile Castile-icon.png[edit | edit source]

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

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

    Kingdom of Galicia-icon.png Levantamento Irmandiño (Irmandiño Revolts) Castile-icon.png[edit | edit source]

    During the 15th Century, things weren't going too well and Galicia-icon (Spain).png Galiciaballs were tired of it. Two revolts, known as the Levantamento Irmandiño happened. The Galicia-icon (Spain).png Galiciaballs went against the Kingdom of Galicia-icon.png 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 Galicia-icon (Spain).png Pontedeumeball and Galicia-icon (Spain).png Betanzosball, and spreaded to LugoCity-icon.png Lugoball, Galicia-icon (Spain).png Mondoñedoball and SantiagoCompostela-icon.png Santiago de Compostelaball. This revolt was lead by Roi Xordo of ACoruña-icon.png A Coruñaball, who was later killed after the revolt was suppressed in 1435.

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

    Later, Spanish-Empire-icon.png Spainball was unified by the Catholic Monarchs and took away Kingdom of Galicia-icon.png 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 Spain-icon.png Spainball. However, Kingdom of Galicia-icon.png Galiciaball wasn't represented as itself, but as the Leon-icon.png Leonese city of Zamora-icon.png Zamorastripes. The Galicia-icon (Spain).png 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 Kingdom of Galicia-icon.png Kingdomball back, but it didn't obtain any more autonomy. The title only lasted 1 century, because under the influence of Liberals, Kingdom of Galicia-icon.png Galiciaball stopped being a kingdom and became 4 more provinceballs of Spain-icon.png Spainball. (ACoruña-icon.png A Coruñaball, LugoProvince-icon.png Lugoball, PontevedraProvince-icon.png Pontevedraball, OurenseProvince-icon.png Ourenseball)

    Galicia-icon (Spain).png Emigration to the New World Spanish-Empire-icon.png[edit | edit source]

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

    Galicia-icon (Spain).png Galician Diaspora Argentina-icon.pngVenezuela-icon.pngCuba-icon.pngUSA-icon.png[edit | edit source]

    Most Republic of Galicia-icon.png Galiciaballs went to Argentina-icon.png 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 Argentina-icon.png Argentinaball, and they played a huge role on the development of the country, and as of 2015, there are 168263 Republic of Galicia-icon.png Galiciaballs (and/or descendants) in Argentina-icon.png Argentinaball. At one point, CABA-icon.png Buenos Airesball was the cityball with the most Republic of Galicia-icon.png Galiciaballs in the world.

    Cuba-icon.png Cubaball was also culturally important for Galicia-icon (Spain).png Galiciaball's modern history, although not many Republic of Galicia-icon.png Galiciaballs went there. During the centuries XVIII and XIX, small ammounts of Republic of Galicia-icon.png Galiciaballs emigrated to Cuba-icon.png Cubaball, sometimes even in conditions similiar to slavery to replace 8-icon.png 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 Galicia-icon (Spain).png Galician regionalist movement became Galicia-icon (Spain).png 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 Galicia-icon (Spain).png 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 Galician-icon.png Rexurdimento, who was living in the Havana-icon.png Havanaball) to write the lyrics for the Galicia-icon (Spain).png Galician hymn. In 1924, the Galician Anthem was played for the first time in the Havana-icon.png Havanaball. During 1920 and 1940, many Republic of Galicia-icon.png Galiciaballs who had settled in Cuba-icon.png Cubaball ended up moving to USA-icon.png USAball and Mexico-icon.png Mexicoball, among other countryballs. Fidel Castro-icon.png Fidel Castro is the most famous Galicia-icon (Spain).pngCuba-icon.png Galician-Cuban.

    In USA-icon.png USAball, the Galicia-icon (Spain).png Galician emigration wasn't as signficant. The Galicia-icon (Spain).png 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 Republic of Galicia-icon.png Galiciaballs managed to form a small community in Newark-icon.png Newarkball, NewJersey-icon.png New Jerseyball. There are a few other visible Galicia-icon (Spain).png Galician communities in USA-icon.png USAball.

    In modern Galicia-icon (Spain).png 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 Republic of Galicia-icon.png Galician immigrants went to the Americas from the Port of Vigo-icon.png Vigoball (97%), followed by Gibraltar-icon.png Gibraltarball (2%) and Barcelona-icon.png Barcelonaball (1%). To this day, Argentina-icon.png Argentinaballs still call any Spain-icon.png Spanishballs "gallegos". In Galicia-icon (Spain).png Galiciaball there's still an expression called "facer as Americas" (doing the Americas) which means making money.

    Some other common places back then were Venezuela-icon.png Venezuelaball, Cuba-icon.png Cubaball, Brazil-icon.png Brazilball, Uruguay-icon.png Uruguayball, NewJersey-icon.png New_Jerseyball, New York-icon.png New Yorkball, Florida-icon.png Floridaball and California-icon.png Californiaball in the Americas, and Switzerland-icon.png Switzerlandball, Germany-icon.png Germanyball, France-icon.png Franceball, UK-icon.png UKball and Netherlands-icon.png Netherlandsball in Europe.

    Galicia-icon (Spain).png Rexurdimento Galicia-icon (Spain).png[edit | edit source]

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

    Since there weren't many published literary works written in Galician-icon.png Galician at the time, any Galician-icon.png 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-icon.png Galician was the language spoken by around 90% of the population while Castile-icon.png Castillian Spanish was spoken by higher class people. This caused Castile-icon.png Castillinization because Galicia-icon (Spain).png Galiciaballs thought that speaking Castile-icon.png 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-icon.png Galician language and normalize its use in all circumstances, and also promoting the culture, language and history of Galicia-icon (Spain).png Galiciaball. More editorials, newspapers and magazines in Galician-icon.png Gailcian appeared and published many works in the language, and also showed Galicia-icon (Spain).png Galiciaball's geography, history, culture, archeology, filosophy, etc. The Defense of the Galician-icon.png 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-icon.png Galician were also written to improve the knowledge of the language. Its date was also similiar to the Catalonia-icon.png Catalan Renaixença (Catalan for Resurgence).

    Galicia-icon (Spain).png 20th Century Galicia-icon (Spain).png[edit | edit source]

    During the 20th century, Galicia-icon (Spain).png 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 Galicia-icon (Spain).png 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 Galicia-icon (Spain).png Galiciaball. The 14 of April of 1931 the Second Spanish Republic-icon.png Second Spanish Republicball appeared and there were a lot of cultural, political and nationalist activities going on in Galicia-icon (Spain).png Galiciaball, along with an extraordinary ammount of Galicia-icon (Spain).png Galician literature.

    The Agrarian movement also appeared in Galicia-icon (Spain).png 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, OurenseProvince-icon.png 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 Vigo-icon.png Vigoball or ACoruña-icon.png 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-icon.png Galician language. Later thanks to this, new Irmandades were formed in Galicia-icon (Spain).png Galician Cityballs such as SantiagoCompostela-icon.png Santiago de Compostelaball, LugoCity-icon.png Lugoball, Galicia-icon (Spain).png Monforte de Lemosball, Galicia-icon (Spain).png Muxiaball, OurenseCity-icon.png Ourenseball... And other Cityballs with notable Galicia-icon (Spain).png Galician immigrants like Madrid-icon (city).png Madridball, CABA-icon.png Buenos Airesball and Havana-icon.png 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 GaliciaSeparatist-icon.png Galician Nationalism: Galicia-icon (Spain).png 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 SantiagoCompostela-icon.png Santiagoball and members of Irmandades da Fala. They studied the Galician-icon.png Galician language and Galicia-icon (Spain).png Galiciaball's cultural heritage.

    Estreleira-icon.png Socialism-icon.png Independence declaration from the Second Spanish Republic Second Spanish Republic-icon.png[edit | edit source]

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

    Franco-icon.png Galicia during the Spanish Civil War, and the Francoist Regime Second Spanish Republic-icon.png[edit | edit source]

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

    Galicia-icon (Spain).png Spanish Constitution - Galicia gains autonomy Spain-icon.png[edit | edit source]

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

    NuncaMais-icon.png Prestige Oil Disaster NuncaMais-icon.png[edit | edit source]

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

    Relationships[edit | edit source]

    Amigos (Friends)[edit | edit source]

    • Portugal-icon.png 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,County of Portugal-icon.png BUT WHY U BECOME INDEPENDENTE FROM MIN FOREVER IN 1143?!?!
    • Catalonia-icon.png Cataluñaball - Meu Mellor friend from the east who wants to be of Catalan Republic-icon.png independence, but EU-icon.png Fourth Reich and Spain-icon.png 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-icon.png Franco but I won't remove PP.....
    • Basque-icon.png Pais Vascoball - Meu 6-icon.png 6ball friend that landed na Earth-icon.png 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.
    • Asturias-icon.png Asturiasball - Meu almost identical sibling. We both can into Gaul-icon.png 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 Spain-icon.png Spainball not of likings it or making it official.
    • Leon-icon.png Leónball - Meu another sibling. Sadly, it is of anschlussed by Castile and León-icon.png Castelaball and it wants into its own autonomy. It also can into celtic.
    • Cantabria-icon.png Cantabriaball - It can into celtic too.
    • Andalusia-icon.png Andalusiaball - Ex-kebab friend, we used to be of hating each other when we were kids but now we are Spaniard delinquents.
    • Couto Misto-icon.png Couto Mistoball - My child and Portugal-icon.png Portugalball's younger sibling, also Galaico-Portuguese version of Andorra-icon.png Andorraball. Sadly it died after the treaty of Lisbon-icon.png Lisboaball was signed, but A Xunta marked its territory into historical.
    • Extremadura-icon.png Extremaduraball - Another hue family spaniard, some of its clay can into speaking Galician-icon.png Galego, known as Valle de Xalima-icon.png Fala.
    • Brittany-icon.png Brittanyball - Celtic friend and 6-icon.png 6ball that wants to break libre from France-icon.png Franceball. It is of French version of me. We both share crepes.
    • Scotland-icon.png Scotlandball - British version of me.
    • Chile-icon.png Chileball - It can into enjoying my empanadillas, also our capital children have of same name.
    • Wakayama-icon.png 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 Japan-icon.png Xapónball came to my clay said that my grelos can into superaliment!
    • Argentina-icon.png Arxentinaball - There are many galegos in your clay and we can into great friends. I immigrated and did as Americas in its clay when Spanish-Empire-icon.png Imperio Españolball found you and we've of becoming nice friends ever since. But stop of confusing me with Spain-icon.png Spainball!
    • Venezuela-icon.png 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 Venezuela-icon.png venezuelaballs are immigrating to my clay and I appreciate them.
    • Estonia-icon.png Estoniaball - Nordic version of me. No of worryings friend, ti are Nordic and I can into Celtic.
    • Brazil-icon.png Brasilball - Meu grandchild. We not of seeing each other very often but it of soundings so much like mine. Portugal-icon.png Portugalball often tells me about how great it is.
    • Jalisco-icon.png Zacatecas-icon.png Aguascalientes-icon.png Colima-icon.png Nayarit-icon.png Aguascalientesball, Colimaball, Nayaritball, Xaliscoball, Zacatecasball - Meus children nas Americas. They were once of united into New Galicia-icon.png Nova Galiciaball. Be a good children and avoid crimen.
    • Mexico-icon.png Méxicoball - It is taking care of my American children.
    • Cuba-icon.png Cubaball - One of os meus best bros ever. Fidel Castro-icon.png Fidel was a galego descendant.

    Neutral[edit | edit source]

    • Vigo-icon.png Vigoball, ACoruña-icon.png A Coruñaball - My amazing fillos, but deixade de bullying each other over football!
    • SPQR-icon.png 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)[edit | edit source]

    • Spain-icon.png Spainball - I'm still not of knowings if I want liberdade ou non so stop hating me! TELL Madrid-icon.png MADRIDBALLS TO STOP CLAIMING THAT O MEU IDIOMA IS A DIALECT OR CALLING ME A Z**PHILE THAT F*CKS GOATS! REMOVE DRUG JOKES! STOP CLAIMING THAT MY ACCENT IS OF BAD! GaliciaSeparatist-icon.png Or else... GaliciaSeparatist-icon.png ALSO I SHOULD'VE BEEN INTO EUROVISION 2022. REMOVE SLOMO AND CHANEL! REMOVE SPANISH TELEVISION AND O SEU XURADO!
    • Castile and León-icon.png Castelaball - Stop a anschlussing meu sibling Leon-icon.png Leónball. ALSO, SECULOS ESCUROS NEVER FORGET...
    • Greece-icon.png Greciaball - NUNCA MAIS! PRESTIGE OIL DISASTER NEVER FORGET!

    Feitos Curiosos (Fun Facts)[edit | edit source]

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

    How to draw[edit | edit source]

    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[edit | edit source]

    Main Colors[edit | edit source]

    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[edit | edit source]

    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

    Gallery[edit | edit source]

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