The history of Spain goes all the way back to the days of the Roman Empire.
The Romans invaded Spain in those days after a long enduring trek.
After the Romans took over, they proceeded to name the region Hispaniola.
It was in the middle ages that control of the region fell first into rule of Germans and later by the Muslim invading forces.
Eventually, however, Christian influence rained down from the north until the Muslim impression was washed away. It was after this occurred in 1492 that Spain began to grow as the strongest kingdom in Europe, at that time.
It can also be noted that southwestern Spain and southern Portugal may very well have been the origination of Celtic culture.
It can be traced back all the way to 500 years prior to any kind of recorded history in Europe.
The region that is Spain today is also referred to as the Iberian Peninsula. During the 16th century, and much of the 17th century, Spain was the most dominant kingdom in all of Europe of much of the world.
The history of Spain is rich and filled with many changes.
The Country was under the control of many different empires until it finally became the country that it is today.
Modern day Spain is a rich culturally diverse country that is an important part of the economic structure of Europe.
Spain is now a democratic monarchy that has a king as well as a government.
A Unified Nation
Spain is now a unified nation, with 17 autonomous communities as well as two autonomous cities.
It is noted that Spain has a King, Juan Carlos I as well as a prime minister, Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero.
Spain is also a frontrunner in the fight for gender equality in government.