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Spain becomes a republic

Daily Worker 14/04/1931

King Alfonso XIII of Spain was deposed and a declaration made on April 14th 1931 announced that Spain had become a republic. This form of government would last from 1931 until 1939 when the republic surrendered during civil war.

King Alfonso XIII was born after his father had already died, making him King upon his birth. His mother served as Queen Regent until he was 16 years old when he came into the role. He was descended from the Austrian Hapsburg dynasty through his mother's line and from the French Bourbon dynasty via his father.

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