- 1.1 (of person, group) independencia (feminine) 1.2 (of country) independencia (feminine) to gain o win independence obtener* la independencia, independizarse*More example sentences
- We have just held only the third presidential election since we gained our independence.
- He finds this amusing, but plans to use his freedom and independence constructively.
- Schools could apply to become trust schools with greater independence and freedom.
Here is a selection of useful words and phrases you will need in real-life situations while you're visiting Spain and other Spanish-speaking countries...
Spain's War of Independence against Napoleon Bonaparte's French occupation was ignited by the popular revolt in Madrid on 2 May 1808 against the French army. With support from the Duke of Wellington, Spanish resistance continued for over five years in a guerra de guerrillas which gave the world the concept and the term guerrilla warfare. The autocratic Fernando VII was restored to the throne in 1814, and his first act was to abolish the progressive Constitution of Cadiz adopted in 1812.