2. Second Spanish Republic
From 1931 until 1939 this was Spain’s la tricolor of the usual Aragon red and yellow, but with the bottom stripe replaced with “murrey” (the colour of mulberries) to represent Castile and León. The above is a variant that excludes the coat of arms. It is also common to see a much lighter purple or lilac as the bottom stripe. The flag was adopted shortly after the municipal elections that saw the abolition of the monarchy and the establishment of a republic (for the second time in Spain’s history). It was replaced as the national flag after Franco took power, but remained as the flag for the exiled Spanish Republican government until 1977.