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The city of Madrid had been under the occupation of Napoleon's army since March 23, 1808. King Charles IV had been forced to abdicate in favour of his son Ferdinand VII, and at the time of the uprising both were in the French city of Bayonne at the insistence of Napoleon.

On the 2nd May a crowd began to gather in front of the Royal Palace in Madrid. Those gathered entered the palace grounds, and General Murat sent a battalion of grenadiers from the Imperial Guard to the palace along with artillery detachments. The latter opened fire on the assembled crowd, and the rebellion began to spread to other parts of the city.

What followed was street fighting in different areas of Madrid as the poorly armed population confronted the French troops. The repression following the crushing of the initial rebellion was harsh. Murat created a military commission on the evening of the 2nd May; this commission issued death sentences to all of those captured.

On the same 2nd May, in the nearby town of Móstoles, the arrival of the news of the repression prompted Juan Pérez Villamil, who was secretary of the Admiralty and prosecutor of the Supreme War Council, to encourage the mayors of the town, Andrés Torrejón and Simón Hernández, to sign a declaration of war calling all the Spaniards against the invaders.

Independence War had started.
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Jag1 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2008
Mola. No me había dado cuenta de que eras español hasta que he visto este trabajo.
En fin. Te voy a añadir para seguirte más de cerca. :)
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skifi Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2008
Pues se agradece ;D

¿Ves? En el fondo somos mas de los que parecemos ;)
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Licantrox Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2008  Student General Artist
Comando Mahou cinco estrellas,¡que bueno! :D
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:iconskifi:
skifi Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2008
No nos mires, unete ;D
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InknPaper Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2008
Thats amazing ^^

I love the slight texture you used to make it more like a poster, excellent!
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:iconskifi:
skifi Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2008
Thank you! C:
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pelao0o Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
puedo preguntar ......que se celebra el 2 de mayo en españa ??

llamame idiota pero no me queda claro
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:iconskifi:
skifi Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2008
Nada, nada, preguntar no es ofender =)

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Ahi lo tienes
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pelao0o Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow , y yo que pensaba que esa clase de cosas solo habian pasado en sudamerica
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:iconskifi:
skifi Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2008
PAra que veas que en todos sitios cuecen habas ;3
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pelao0o Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
siempre se puede aprender algo supongo :-)
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Nyanamo Featured By Owner May 25, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
YA! Mi maestro me enseño esto el año pasado :D Tu paiz si es muy interesante!~:heart:

Oh! Y tambien! Me gusta como coloriastes este dibujo :D And Skifi looks AWESOME! Enraged! Like a bull READY TO CHARGE x3

:+fav:
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skifi Featured By Owner May 26, 2008
Para que veas que la cultura es util antes o despues ;D
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princessdreamie Featured By Owner May 16, 2008
wow! cool picher, i like the way you did it
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skifi Featured By Owner May 17, 2008
San kyuu very much!! :aww:
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princessdreamie Featured By Owner May 18, 2008
^_^ hey no prob
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Morphangel Featured By Owner May 6, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Vaya historia la suya.
Te quedó muy padre , los colores están super !
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skifi Featured By Owner May 8, 2008
Jeje, muchas gracias!!! ^______^
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RisingManes Featured By Owner May 5, 2008
Finally! Some 100% Skeef!

And this is awesome... you really captured the "Uncle Sam wants YOU"-type feel of it.
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:iconskifi:
skifi Featured By Owner May 8, 2008
Propaganda rules ;D
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IriaAyukawa Featured By Owner May 5, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
esta gente si que tenia webines... me encanta ^___^
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sirkrozz Featured By Owner May 4, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Realmente parece la portada de un manifiesto Político; sumamente poderoso.
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:iconskifi:
skifi Featured By Owner May 4, 2008
A las barricadas!!! XD;;
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lost-angle Featured By Owner May 4, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
I remember this from history class... 2 years ago almost now... though we skimmed over this and were focusing on Napoleon. :P I find it frustrating how lacking my European history is on Spain.
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skifi Featured By Owner May 5, 2008
You can always learn more, it's only a matter of time... and books! :giggle:
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lost-angle Featured By Owner May 5, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
yes, I know, but I have no dedication when it comes to that kind of stuff and right now I need to focus on my current studies, which would be english and calculus (strangely in english we are studying the holocaust...)
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Drojan Featured By Owner May 4, 2008   Digital Artist
Como me hubiese encantado llevar una pancarta de este dibujo cuando vino el rey a Móstoles el viernes por la tarde X3

Me ha sorprendido y gustado mucho, de verdad!
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:iconskifi:
skifi Featured By Owner May 4, 2008
Seguro que hubieras llamado la atencion XD;;; Siempre estas a tiempo!
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Etbaal Featured By Owner May 4, 2008
jodeos gabachos
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ShiroUzumaki Featured By Owner May 4, 2008  Hobbyist Writer
Si... igualito que mi clase de segundo de Bachillerato pero en inglés. Lo irónico es que hoy en día seguimos siendo dominados por un rey de antecesores franceses (Los Borbones... recordais la revolución francesa? si, se cargaban a todos en la guillotina, pues el rey Luis XV era Borbón, si).
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skifi Featured By Owner May 4, 2008
La historia lo que tiene es que, si no la conoces, estás condenado a repetirla ;D
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ShiroUzumaki Featured By Owner May 4, 2008  Hobbyist Writer
Cierto... nuestra profe de historia era una psicó;pata, asi que si no aprobabas era porque te mataba... a ejercicios extra.
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proyecto-LOA Featured By Owner May 4, 2008   Photographer
i see six stars. o_o

i love the style of this. like a happy prop poster (not the oppressive kind). and the colors, of course. :P

wonderful stuff. it must be nice to live in a place where patriotism isn't as shameful a practice as it is a government mandate. i feel proud for spain.
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skifi Featured By Owner May 4, 2008
It's the flag fold XD;;;

Well, you would be surprised about how things work here.... sometimes it's not as easy as it seems to be ;3
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proyecto-LOA Featured By Owner May 16, 2008   Photographer
that's every government that's existed, with more intensity as time goes forward... i wouldn't make the statement i made before without taking that into account of course!
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RehettWolf Featured By Owner May 3, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
To me this has "EPIC" all over it and yells "BLARG!" :3
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skifi Featured By Owner May 4, 2008
:giggle: *giggles*
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Frenotx Featured By Owner May 3, 2008
Interesting coincidence: May 2nd is also the last day of exams at Georgia Tech. Freedom!
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skifi Featured By Owner May 4, 2008
xD;;; Not the same, but almost
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SchroederTrombone Featured By Owner May 3, 2008
Am zwitten Mai! Sehr schön!
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skifi Featured By Owner May 4, 2008
uh? :O_o:
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SchroederTrombone Featured By Owner May 4, 2008
German for "Second of May! Very Nice!"
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skifi Featured By Owner May 5, 2008
OK, now I got it ;D
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HeartlesSDemoN Featured By Owner May 3, 2008
Rawr! >:3 Skifi se ve poderoso!!! RAWR!

haha este increible, me encanto el uso de los tonos! Lo hace ver como el anuncio de algo grande que va a pasar muy pronto! :D
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skifi Featured By Owner May 3, 2008
O que paso hace casi 200 años ;D
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HeartlesSDemoN Featured By Owner May 4, 2008
bueno si, eso me keda claro haha, pero en verdad pareciese ke esto esta por pasar! haha XD
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crisisabort Featured By Owner May 3, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
History is worth celebratingk. :) Your image has a wonderful expression of victory in it with the colours and design.:nod:
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jamesgunner123 Featured By Owner May 3, 2008
...viva la revolucion....>=3
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Shikkysfranzy Featured By Owner May 3, 2008
Awesome picture!
In particular the colours!^^
:hug:
Marvellous work with also an educational destination!
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skifi Featured By Owner May 3, 2008
Thank you, thank you :bow:
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