Spain is a country in southwestern Europe on the Iberian Peninsula. Its mainland is bordered to the south and east by the Mediterranean Sea except for a small land boundary with Gibraltar; to the north by France, Andorra, and the Bay of Biscay; and to the west by the Atlantic Ocean and Portugal.
In 1898, Spain at that time was almost losing its status as an empire and had been quelling revolutionaries in Cuba, who are calling for their independence. However, their actions in Cuba caused American newspapers to report of its atrocities against Cuban revolutionaries catches public outcry towards Spain. When the USS Maine was sunk in Havana Harbor, American sentiments shifted strongly towards military intervention. However, President William McKinley was reluctant to have his country to wage war against Spain, but eager to save face, he sent an ultimatum to Spain: grant Cuba's independence or face U.S. military intervention. Spain reluctantly accepted the former and allowing Cuba's independence in April 1898.
During the Great War, Spain remained entirely neutral throughout the war. It is also notably the "first" country for reporting the emergence of the 1918 influenza pandemic, or known as the "Spanish flu".
When the Chimera invaded Europe in December 1949, they later dominated the European continent along with Spain in early 1950. Following the success of Operation Overstrike in mid-1951, Southern Spain became one of the major fronts in the Chimeran War, along with Poland and Northern France.