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 One noticeable lack of people who could have been in the Council was the Spanish people of the Basque region. Despite his Liberal leanings in the area of Nationalism,​ Napoleon II had developed a blind spot when it came to Spain. Possibly because of the fact that his father had met his most catastrophic defeat there, Napoleon was determined to turn the Basque region into a bastion of French culture in the Iberian Peninsula. To that extent, signs were put up in French, the French language was taught in schools and Spanish was strongly discouraged,​ greatly increasing dissent in the region. One noticeable lack of people who could have been in the Council was the Spanish people of the Basque region. Despite his Liberal leanings in the area of Nationalism,​ Napoleon II had developed a blind spot when it came to Spain. Possibly because of the fact that his father had met his most catastrophic defeat there, Napoleon was determined to turn the Basque region into a bastion of French culture in the Iberian Peninsula. To that extent, signs were put up in French, the French language was taught in schools and Spanish was strongly discouraged,​ greatly increasing dissent in the region.
  
-Spain of course took little liking to this turn of events. The loss of the Basque territories were still of huge national embarrassment and the attempts of the Napoleonic Empire to place its own culture on the region was a further insult. Spain began to demand that France ​top its actions and begin negotiations regarding returning the territories to Spain. The French Government simply pointed out that Spain had signed away the territories and they legally belonged to France. Belligerence between the two nations began to grow even more throughout the year and beyond.+Spain of course took little liking to this turn of events. The loss of the Basque territories were still of huge national embarrassment and the attempts of the Napoleonic Empire to place its own culture on the region was a further insult. Spain began to demand that France ​stop its actions and begin negotiations regarding returning the territories to Spain. The French Government simply pointed out that Spain had signed away the territories and they legally belonged to France. Belligerence between the two nations began to grow even more throughout the year and beyond.
  
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