Spanish Patriotic Union

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Spanish Patriotic Union
Unión Patriótica Española
Leader Miguel Primo de Rivera
Founded 14 April 1924 (14 April 1924)[citation needed]
Dissolved 1930
Preceded by Conservative Party
Merged into Popular Action
Headquarters Madrid, Spain
Newspaper La Nación
Ideology Spanish nationalism
Political Catholicism
Political position Right-wing

*Merged in the National Monarchist Union, later merged in Renovación Española

The Spanish Patriotic Union (Spanish: Unión Patriótica Española, UPE) was the political party created from above by Spanish dictator Miguel Primo de Rivera, conceived as a support to his conservative dictatorship and integrating political catholicism, technocrats, and the business-owning classes. The party's power was dependent upon the power of its founder and leader, not any popular mandate. Following the dismissal of Miguel Primo de Rivera in January 1930 by King Alfonso XIII, the party was succeeded by the Unión Monárquica Nacional ("National Monarchist Union").