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date: 20 September 2021

p. 11. The origins of Spain's civil warlocked

p. 11. The origins of Spain's civil warlocked

  • Helen Graham


‘The origins of Spain's civil war’ examines what exactly led Spain to a state of civil war. Many forces, both internal and external, were crucial to how events panned out. It started out as a military coup that aimed to stop the mass political democracy set in motion by the effects of the First World War and the Russian Revolution, accelerated in the two decades following the First World War by the economic, social, and cultural changes in Spain and the rest of Europe. Historians have tried to explore where the violence came from and how it related to the pre-war domestic environment.

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