The Canovist System and the Crisis of 1898: A Historical Overview

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The Canovist System

Antonio Canovas created a system that allowed the Conservative Party and the Liberal Party to alternate power, ensuring political and social stability.


  • Catalonia: Nationalism parties
  • Basque Country: Creation of the PNV
  • Galicia: Cultural movement

The Crisis of 1898

  • The nationalism movement in Cuba was supported by the USA due to the trade taxes
  • War of Cuban Independence: Sinking of the US battleship Maine in Havana
  • The USA declared war on Spain
  • Treaty of Paris (1898): Spain lost its remaining colonies

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