- Nov 15, 2005
Spaniards for Los Conquistas
History: Created in 1830 among a rather small number of officers within the armed forces most notably Colonel Roberto Rafael Cortez Allende, it would flourish steadily over the years with the significant additions of two upstart military men of coincidentally the same rank: Coronel Alejandro Martin Antonio Carlos Maria Nicolas De La Casa and Colonel Isandro Durante. Known as "Los Tres" the officer's club turned informal movement has advocated for a return of the Empire, the re-emergence of Spanish colonial ambitions. However, within the group lay various factions who debate and discuss their views on how to achieve the revival of the golden era of the past. The outbreak of the civil war would sap the strength of the organization due to the sharply divided loyalties of the officers, in fact at the height of the conflict there were rumors that all three founders had been killed in action leaving no successor. After cessation of hostilities “Los Tres” not only miraculously survived but were able to for a time stitch back together the following that in their minds was the one true hope at regaining what had been lost. While “Los Tres” were reunited after years of civil war, Alejandro De La Casa was a shell of his former self. Caught between his defeats in the conflict and the growing demands of leading Los Visionarios he would retire to the United Kingdom. With one leader gone there still remained the question of whether the new authority, King Carlos, would sanction the organization.
The Nuevo Conquistadors Faction wished to reconquer lost lands that they felt were rightfully belonging to the Spaniards such as the Vice-royalties of New Grenada, Peru and Rio de La Plata. While their numbers were initially less than the other two factions, their influence is significant especially within "Los Tres". After the Civil War given the fact that Durante was one of the victors his prestige within the organization made him a force to be reckoned with, replacing Los Visionarios at least for the time being as the dominant faction.
Los Visionarios Faction seeks to move on from the past and chart a colonial Empire made up of new conquests such as significantly expanding Spanish influence in the Dark Continent, also known as Africa beginning with the coast and slowly but surely advancing towards the unknown. Rumor has it liberal minded officers coalesced into this faction especially after the Carlist War, however, this interest group has fallen in some disarray with the departure of Alejandro De La Casa.
El Grupo Pragmatismo is the third interest faction, for them the homeland should not place themselves on a fixed path but to rather become opportunists when it is both politically and strategically desirable especially when competing against rival powers with their own agendas that may or may not benefit El Imperio.
Roberto Rafael Cortez Allende
Alejandro Martin Antonio Carlos Maria Nicolas De La Casa
HSH Alejandro de Soneta di Belmonte
Carlos Martinez de la Huerta y Damas
Esteban Alonso Fitz-James Stuart y Silva