Spanish Civil War: The Struggle Between Fascism and Communism

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The Spanish civil war of 1936-1939 was an important conflict in Spain’s history. This war was initiated by a military revolt led by General Francisco Franco on the 17 July 1936 and ended with Franco’s victory on the 1 April, 1939. This victory resulted in the replacement of the Second Spanish Republic with the conservative dictatorship of Franco. This conflict triggered the clash of the various cultures and ideologies within Spain. One important example of an ideological clash was that of Communism versus Fascism. This clash was so important that, based on an analysis of the level of involvement of Fascist and Communist factions in said clash, one must concede that the conflict between Communism and Fascism was represented to a great …show more content…
She did so in October 1936 via large shipments of: tanks and tank operators, airplanes and pilots, artillery, armored vehicles, rifles, grenade launchers, machine guns, aerial bombs, grenades, ammunition and so on. Soviet Russia also sent in Chiefs and Generals to act as military advisers. Bolloten states via implication that Soviet Russia also mobilized international brigades of infantry to fight for the republic through the Comintern. The Comintern mobilized tens of thousands of men to join these brigades. The Soviets hadn’t sent any of their own troops as Joseph Stalin, the Soviet dictator, was trying to avoid a war with Germany and Italy. Another pro-communist faction that partook in this civil war was the popular Front Government of France. This faction had provided very little substantial support to her sister regime as the French coalition was divided about whether or not to grant this support. This division is because of the fact that although the Prime Minister, Leon Blum, wanted to support the republicans there were those in his coalition who feared war with Germany and Italy. The fact that Britain didn’t approve of sending the Republicans aid was another reason for why so little was sent. As a result of this division and British disapproval Blum proposed a non-intervention agreement be signed by the European powers on the 25 July 1936. This treaty was not helpful to the Spanish Republic as Italy and Germany
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