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Spain remained neutral for the duration of the war.

In occupied Belgium, the Spanish and American ambassadors and staff worked together and with the German Occupation Authorities to deliver food that would not be diverted to the German military. This effort was later expanded to include occupied France.

When Germany proclaimed its policy of unrestricted submarine warfare on February 1, 1917, most of the Mediterranean was labeled a prohibited area, but the waters off the Spanish coast were excluded.

The 1918 influenza was called Spanish Flu because the country freely reported on the extent and dangers of the disease. Nations at war feared that sharing information on the flu would provide useful intelligence to the enemy.

Spain is a country in Europe.

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Statistics for Spain (1)

Type Statistic
Population 19,588,688