Capitalism Has Died
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This chapter examines Spain’s attempts to renew the relationship with the rising powers in the East, especially China, and how these efforts also contributed decisively to the obtainment of Spanish membership of the G20 international forum. It also addresses the dramatic collapse of the Lehman Brothers and the impact of the financial crisis not only in Spain, but also upon Zapatero’s leadership of the Socialist government. Finally, it unveils the political process which led to the ousting of Moratinos as foreign minister in October 2010.