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The Spanish Civil War by Grace Ye
The year 1931 marked the death of the Spanish monarchy with the abdication of King Alfonso XIII. (left) It was also the end of Primo De Riveras (bottom) dictatorship. From its ashes, the Second Spanish Republic was born. However, the Republic was divided and very unstable. There were constant conflicts between the right and left. A Rocky Republic And well never be royals Royals Context: Read about the build up to the creation of the Republic: ngsite.co.uk/causes_span ish_civil_war.htm
Popular Power In 1936, the elections gave the leftists (aka*the Popular Front) a clear victory. Azana was elected Prime Minister. The Popular Front was a coalition of liberalists, socialists and communists. Once in power, the Popular Front took extremely bold steps and made reforms that upset the right-wing. An upset right wing. AKA: Those loyal to the Spanish Republic were called Republicans or Loyalists. Vote for the Popular Front. Amnesty. Manuel Azana y Diaz, prez of the Second Spanish Republic
The Rights Rise In Spanish Morocco, the right wing* (aka the Nationalists) there decided that they were not going to stay still. They were going to overthrow the government. The leader was a man named Francisco Franco, who is pictured here. Soon, there were Nationalist revolts all across Spain. *Who is the right wing anyway? The rightists included the landed aristocracy, the Catholic Church, a large military clique, the monarchists, and the new fascist party, the Falange. (although it may sound like it, Falange is NOT a fancy pudding.)
Fascist Friends Fascist Francisco Franco and friends gained support from Germanys Hitler and Italys Mussolini. Hitler and Mussolini provided Franco and troops with a lot of weapons. Because of this foreign support, the fascists were able to seize control in many areas across Spain. The Loyalists were now at a serious disadvantage. Tomorrow the world, today Spain. Mussolini Hitler Rome-Berlin Axis: The Rome- Berlin Axis was an agreement between Italy and Germany. Learn more about it here: y/world/int/axis.htm friends~
Republican Spain Rebel Nationalists July 1936 Woo republicans look at how red Spain is, full of Republican power. October 1936 Rebels creeping in But the Repubs aint sweatin. Not yet, hon. October 1937 Dang watch them rebels, doing well and crap. Repubs gotta step their game up. May 1938 Repubs split in two. Things arent looking good… February 1939 Repubs feeling like a narwhal in Africa. Lost and confused. Territory Taken Throughout Time Look at them rebels go
The Lacking Loyalists So although Franco had the support of Germany and Italy, the Loyalists had nothing. The U.S. refused to export anything to Spain because they didnt want to get caught up in war. France and Britain also didnt help Spain in order to avoid war. The only support the Loyalists received were from the Soviet Union and the International Brigade. (see next slide) Stranglers of the Spanish people. The true reason behind the false neutrality.
International Intervention The International Brigade was made up of volunteers from other countries, including America.* There were all types of people, both women and men, who served as soldiers and nurses. Many volunteers were disillusioned, bored, or in need of adventure. (Though some did truly want to help the Spanish cause). The Brigade was a way for the Loyalists to gain international aid without having direct support from another government. However, the volunteers that made up the International Brigade was no match for the trained fascist troops. *Murica: In America, the International Brigade was known as the Abraham Lincoln Brigade. Learn more about them here: What are you doing to stop this? Esperantists of the World, Pit Your Strength against International Fascism!
Civilian Catastrophe Hitlers intervention in the Spanish Civil War gave him the opportunity to try out some new weapons and some new tactics. These new weapons and tactics would prove to be handy dandy in the upcoming World War II. But Hitler doesnt know that yet. Some of these tactics included the usage of planes for the bombing of open cities and civilians. Many people were forced to flee their homes, and hundreds of innocent civilians died. One of the most famous of these bombings took place in Guernica, whose horror is immortalized in Picassos painting.
The Republican Rupture Franco knew that splitting the Republican territory in half would be crucial for a fascist victory. Although he failed initially in the Battle of Guadalajara, Franco was eventually able to succeed in splitting the Republicans in two in April, The victory of the Nationalists was becoming imminent. Notice that the Republican territory has been split in two.
Catalonia and Capital Captured Franco then mounted a huge offensive against Catalonia. Its capital, Barcelona, fell to the fascists, and soon the rest of Catalonia followed suit. At this point, the Republicans were ready to negotiate a peace, but Franco refused. Franco and his troops invaded the Spanish capital of Madrid. In 1939, Madrid finally surrendered. With the surrender of Madrid, the fascists had won. The Spanish Civil War was over on April 1, The capture of Catalonia.
Rebel Recognition Although Germany and Italy had long recognized Franco as the head of Spain, Britain and France also recognized Franco as the official ruler of Spain after the fascists came out victorious in Franco was to rule successfully for thirty-six years until his death in Lets Rebuild Spain!! What he left behind: Read about Francisco Francos legacy: /world/2011/mar/28/spain- lingering-legacy-franco Look at how happy Franco is
Fin. Look its a turkey
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