Order of the Spanish Republic

The Order of the Spanish Republic (Spanish: "Orden de la República Española") was founded in 1932 in the Second Spanish Republic for civil and military merit to the state.[1] It replaced the orders of merit of the former Spanish Monarchy and had the mural crown instead of the royal one.

Order of the Spanish Republic
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Grand Cross of the Order of Merit of the Spanish Republic, 1936
Awarded by President of the Spanish Republic
TypeState Order
Established21 July 1932
EligibilityTo all those people who would have benefited the Republic and the Spanish people with their merits and personal works in the exercise of their profession
Next (higher)Order of Isabella the Catholic
Next (lower)Order of Africa
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Ribbon of the Order

The order had the usual five degrees. There was a special collar for heads of state and two medals were attached to this order of merit. The ribbon was red with a white border.

After the military defeat of the Spanish Republic, Gen. Francisco Franco abolished all Republican Orders and instituted new ones. The Spanish Republican government in exile issued one order which was a simple medal with a ribbon in the Spanish republican colors.


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