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POV edit by User:James Bond 000[edit]

I reverted[1] a recent edit by the above user as they did not adhere to a neutral point of view and also introduced grammatical errors. Jezhotwells (talk)

Edit request on 3 November 2012[edit]

This part: The 2008/2009 credit crunch and world recession manifested itself in Spain through a massive downturn in the property sector. Fortunately, Spain's banks and financial services avoided the more severe problems of their counterparts in the USA and UK, due mainly to a stringently enforced conservative financial regulatory regime. The Spanish financial authorities had not forgotten the country's own banking crisis of 1979 and an earlier real-estate-precipitated banking crisis of 1993. Indeed, Spain's largest bank, Banco Santander, participated in the UK government's bail-out of part of the UK banking sector.

Seriously? Ever heard of the Bankia bailout? (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bankia)

This has been updated. By the way, Spain's two biggest banks are among the world's most successful, Santander and BBVA. It's the regional, internally oriented banks that are in big trouble, crushed by the collapsing prices of Spain's housing market. Provocateur (talk)

Edit war[edit]

Colonisation is not an exclusively modern European action[edit]

Colonization is NOT an exclusively modern European event and the colonialism article should really be called Modern European Colonialism.

Here is the online Collins definitions of colonization. Note how it means that colonization of the Americas began many thousands of years ago, long before even the Vikings failed medieval attempt.

Collins online definition of colonization/colonization Note the bolded definitions -

1.(politics) the action or process of setting up colonies [ie] ⇒ the European colonization of America
2.(ecology) the action or process of setting up colonies of animals or plants ⇒ the colonization of rocks

colonize or colonise (ˈkɒləˌnaɪz Pronunciation for ) Definitions verb

1.to send colonists to or establish a colony in (an area)
2.to settle in (an area) as colonists
3.(transitive) to transform (a community) into a colony.(politics) the action or process of setting up colonies ⇒ the European colonization of America
2.(ecology) the action or process of setting up colonies of animals or plants ⇒ the colonization of rocks

colonize or colonise (ˈkɒləˌnaɪz Pronunciation for )

And here are definitions of "colony": Note the bolded definition -

1.a body of people who settle in a country distant from their homeland but maintain ties with it
2.the community formed by such settlers
3.a subject territory occupied by a settlement from the ruling state
4.a.a community of people who form a national, racial, or cultural minority ⇒ an artists' colony, the American colony in London
b.the area itself

These sorts of activities have been practised all around the world for a long time before modern European colonization. When the Vikings and Spanish arrived in the Americas there were chiefdoms, kingdoms and empires over the entire area and they had been practicing colonisation themselves for a long time. Read the first sentence in the History of colonialism article: The historical phenomenon of colonisation is one that stretches around the globe and across time, including such disparate peoples as the Hittites, the Incas and the British. The original meanings of the Latin root colere are: to inhabit, cultivate, frequent practice, tend, guard, respect.

And please stop inserting "influential" in front of "global empire" because that implies there were UN-influential global empires, which is plainly ridiculous. The fact that "Spain" expanded into a global empire which left a legacy of over 500 million Spanish speakers says more than enough about the "influence" of the Spanish empire without the illogical use of the adjective "influential". Trust the reader's intelligence. Provocateur (talk)

Semi-protected edit request on 30 June 2014[edit]

Spain
Created by Egeol Kim
Original language(s) English, Korean, Spanish, Chinese, Portuguese


Doong Doong is a South Korean-Spanish-Macanese-Malaysian CGI 3D Animation Children

Semi-protected edit request on 20 July 2014[edit]

Spanish Gini coefficient is no longer 34.0 Now it´s 33.7 so it changes from medium to high.

In this website http://epp.eurostat.ec.europa.eu/tgm/table.do?tab=table&language=en&pcode=tessi190 you can see the variation.


Pablobonet98 (talk) 19:38, 20 July 2014 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Donecyberpower ChatOnline 16:22, 22 July 2014 (UTC)