One more reason to love Spain is that it has a Foreign Legion, known as Tercio de Extranjeros or Bridegrooms of Death. 

The unit was started in the 1920s to help Spain in its African campaigns. It was modeled after the infamous French Foreign Legion.

In post-Franco Spain the Legion has deployed to Afghanistan, Yogoslavia, Iraq, and participated in UNIFIL’s Operation Libre Hidalgo.

Today the Bridegrooms of Death largely support UN peacekeeping missions.