La Hispanidad

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La Hispanidad
HeadquartersMadrid, Spain
Puerto Rico
The Philippines
Viet Nam
Official language

La Hispanidad (roughly translated as "The Hispanicity") is a political, economic and cultural organisation of states that share historical ties with the former Spanish Empire.

It was founded in 1932 following the overthrow of the Spanish monarchy and the decolonization process afterwards that gave birth to new independent states.

The primary goals of La Hispanidad are to promote close cultural and economic ties among member states and to preserve and celebrate the shared heritage of the Spanish-speaking world.



The organisation's roots come from a series of bilateral agreements signed by Puerto Rico and Spain as part of independence talks, intended to increase economic and cultural cooperation between the two states.

The provisional governments and assemblies set up to prepare the colonies for independence expressed interest in entering such a pact with Spain. As a result, the Spanish Republic revisited and reworked the guidelines and terms on their agreement with Puerto Rico, to be more inclusive to the other colonies. A final framework for an intergovernmental organisation was drafted by representatives of the colonies and the Spanish Republic, which would be ratified in 1932, giving birth to La Hispanidad.

The organisation then included Spain, and their former colonies, such as Puerto Rico, the Philippines, Viet Nam and Timor. Morocco would later join after it gained its independence in 1933.

Notably absent from the organisation are Hispanophone American nations, who declined to join due to lingering animosity towards Spain and closer ties to Britain and the ODN.

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