Established: 1932 (Fall of Spanish Republic)
Government: Single party fascist totalitarian dictatorship (Contras)
Head of State: Carlos Mendoza (Head of state, Prime Minister of Spain, Emperor of the Second Empire)
Population: 42.7 million, 28.4 million in Spanish Sahara, 3.4 million in Spanish Guiana (note undocumented locals not accounted for.)
Civil Liberties: The average Spanish citizen is free to live their lives however they wish, but it is considered wise not to speak against the Imperial regime. Many are forced to regular raids in the more isolated regions of the mainland for possible Republican supporters. Non-Spanish citizens, primarily in the colonies, are often oppressed and treated as second class citizens. In its early years under the Mendoza regime, Spanish Sahara rebelled for its independence, it resulted in a very lop sided short war that saw native Africans massacred.
Economy: Everything within the Empire is under state control, businesses must pay heavy taxes and must get approval from the state to trade with foreign companies. Jobs are rare but anyone can join the military which proves to be one of the few well paying jobs left in the Empire. Secondary education is funded by the state and anyone can enroll into one of the major universities and pursue a degree in whatever field they want in but jobs aren't guaranteed.
Imperial Army: The Imperial Army is the largest branch of the Spanish Armed forces, it was formed shortly after the Republic fell. Over 1,400,000 members strong it is one of the largest armed forces in Europe. Infantry are often trained over a minimum of two weeks and shock troops undergo intense training in Spanish Guiana.
Primary firearms: Kar 98k(doubles as Spain's sniper rifle) MP-18, MP-35, MG-34(mounted mg), Beretta Model 38.
Secondary firearms: Smith and Wesson Model 101 revolver, Beretta M1935
Other: Model 24 grenade
Spanish soldier conducting field training, most of the Imperial army's equipment is German, how it got there is speculated that war profiteers sold both sides excessive munitions left over from World War 1.
African Corps: Formed after the Sahara uprisings, the African Corps is a special tactical force that operates in the African colonies. 400,000 in member strength they're often engaged in continuous patrols and police actions against the local population as well as provide defense for the Spanish colonies. They're armed with the Beretta Model 38 a submachine gun that gives them an extreme edge over the local population.
Medium Tanks: Panzer II, S35 SOMUA.
Light Tanks: Mark VIII, Fiat M13/40
Imperial Air Force: The Air Force is held in high regard in the Spanish Empire, fighter pilots must pass entrance exams conduct and pass a flight test and are expected to do repairs to their fighter craft. Imperial pilots are held in high regard within Imperial Spain.
Fighter Craft: BF-109, Fiat G.50,Brewster Buffalo(Spanish Naval aircraft), Yokosuka B4Y, Bristol Bulldog (used for training and reserves)
Bomber craft: Savoia-SM.81s, Piaggio P.108
Imperial Navy: Unlike the rest of the armed forces the Spanish navy has suffered and fallen behind, most of the fleet has been reserved to protecting trade lanes between the mainland and the colonies. Though outdated the Imperial Navy is still formidable in combat and capable of causing sufficient damage.
ISS Flagship DeSoto patrolling the coast of Gibraltar