Spain: The Basque Rebellion

Most of the characteristics that distinguish the Basques of Spain are mysterious. In vain, linguists have studied their tongue-trilling language, still spoken by a million Basques, for similarity to any other recorded speech. Medical researchers are still at a loss to explain why proportionately more Basques carry the Rh-negative blood factor than any other people. But since the days of ancient Rome, anyone who tried to subjugate the people of Euzkadi, or Basque Land, has quickly learned one fact about them: the Basques want to govern themselves. Finally brought under Spanish and...

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