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The Second Republic of the Spanish state was a democratic regime that existed from April 14, 1931 until April 1, 1939 when Franco's coup plotters managed to establish their dictatorship. During this short period of time, an Agrarian Reform was established and the rights of workers in the sector were reinforced, betting on its modernization and introducing Mixed Juries. During the first biennium, the government of the republic built more than 10,000 schools and 7,000 new teachers were hired. Education became mixed and secular. On April 1, 1931, Universal Suffrage was approved, allowing women to vote. The system of Freedom of thought and political and trade union militancy was one of the first steps taken by the republic, being at the forefront of the world at that time.