chapter  6
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Federalization in multinational Spain


The Kingdom of Spain is a compound national state that incorporates various degrees of internal ethno-territorial plurality, including minority nations and regions. After a long hyper-centralist dictatorship (1939-75), a peaceful transition to democracy (1975-79) and an active European involvement following its accession to the EEC/EU (1986), Spain has undergone deep transformations as a multinational state in contemporary times.