Aragon was formed as a Frankish county and was elevated to a kingdom in the 11th century. It expanded its territory southwards during the reconquista and subsequently managed to control a large part of the Mediterranean. In 1469 king Fernando II married Isabella of Castile, a union that would form the base of the Spanish unification. The kingdom was legally dissolved in 1707 but today Aragon continues to exist as an autonomous community of Spain.
Initial government is Despotism.