The domains of the Aragonese Crown were severely affected by the Black Death pandemic and by later outbreaks of the plague. The Baroque is the most important period for Spanish culture. The fauna presents a wide diversity that is due in large part to the geographical position of the Iberian peninsula between the Atlantic and the Mediterranean and between Africa and Eurasiaand the great diversity of habitats and biotopesthe result of a considerable variety of climates and well differentiated regions. When they were cut off from Spain, the colonies saw a struggle for power between Spaniards who were born in Spain called "peninsulares" and those of Spanish descent born in New Spain called "creoles". Archived from the original on 23 December In the woodlands, leafy hardwoods of genus Populus poplars, aspens, cottonwoods and Ulmus elms are also abundant; poplars are cultivated in the plains of Granada. The death toll of the Spanish Civil War is far from clarified and remains — especially in part related to war and post-war repression — a very controversial issue.
Archived from the original PDF on 11 September
Spanish Civil War
As a member of NATO sinceSpain has established itself as a participant in multilateral international security activities. Though there was much wanton killing in rebel Spain, the idea of the limpiezathe "cleaning up", of the country from the evils which had overtaken it, was a disciplined policy of the new authorities and a part of their programme of regeneration. Many non-Spaniards, often affiliated with radical communist or socialist entities, joined the International Brigadesbelieving that the Spanish Republic was a front line in the war against fascism. There are also popular papers distributed without charge, again typically with local editions that share much of their content. The death toll of the Spanish Civil War is far from clarified and remains — especially in part related to war and post-war repression — a very controversial issue.