Spanish Civil War

What i got from the Youtube clip:

Part one:

It went on from 1936 to 1939 half million live and town and city were ruined.  War was against the republicans. The Spanish civil was was fought between the Republicans, who were loyal to the democratic, left-leaning and a relatively urban Second Spanish Republic in an alliance of convenience with the Anarchists, versus the Nationalists, a fualangist, Carlist and a largely aristocratic conservative group led by General Francisco Franco.

The  birth of the republican brought great hope for the working classed they wanted social benefit and social security that they didn’t have. the republican campaigned against rural property.

The republicans hesitated to give over fields Jase Vergara land reformed official it was impossible for you to have a fight for land and farm workers sen priests as alie. The church held respect for the rich and republican had riots and churches burnt down. All of the churches were not worth one republican life weren’t forgotten or forgiven.

Republicans wanted non religious schools

Catalonia remained proud awareness of their own  history independent nation distinct from rest of spain, in 1941 freedom was given back. Barcelona was head of textile company were granted home rule. This might destroy unity of nation.

On august 10th 1932

There was a unsuccessful rising against government he was in prisoned.

CNT Trade Union – Revolution would lead to total worker self management. Federica Monastery was a young anarchist leader of the CNT.

They claimed they remained in open war with the state fought for equal cooperating human being freed from the cursed of open properties.

Part Two:

In 1934 the revolution strike risen against government. There was war against madrid government. There was a polling day on feb 16th and the prisoner were realised.

Estremadera the dawn over spain on march 25th 1936

There was 3000 farm taken over

What instigated the spanish civil war?

On the night of 17 July 1936, the Spanish army, inspired most of all by General Franco, started the Spanish Civil War by rebelling against the Second Republic. A central goal of the rebels was the destruction of left-wing organisations. The Spanish Civil War continues to shape people’s lives.

What happened in the spanish civil war?

In the 1930s, Spain was a deeply divided country that was politically torn between right-wing Nationalist and left-wing Republican parties. The Nationalist party was made up of monarchists, landowners, employers, the Roman Catholic Church and the army. The Republicans consisted of the workers, the trade unions, socialists and peasants.

Economically, the country had been deeply hit by the Great Depression after the Wall Street Crash. Partly due to this turmoil, in 1929 the military dictatorship that had ruled Spain since 1923 collapsed. In 1931 the King abdicated after the Republicans came to power. Within the 3 years of war during 1936 to 1939 over 300, 000+ people had lost their lives. The ruling party, the popular front was made up of republicans that believed in policies that did not favor extremes.

There followed a period where the two political rivals had periods in power as the elected government. The country was so divided and unstable that in 1936 the army rebelled and forcibly removed the Republicans from power. Civil war ensued

What was the outcome?

With the Republican cause all but lost, its leaders attempted to negotiate a peace, but Franco refused. On March 28, 1939, the victorious Nationalists entered Madrid in triumph, and the Spanish Civil War came to an end. Up to a million lives were lost in the conflict, the most devastating in Spanish history.

During the Spanish civil war there were poster made by both parties and these were largely used for propaganda to promote ideas of one party and to discredit the other parties involved. There were more posters made by the opposite party to weaken the morale of the other party’s troops. Poster design was not only used for propaganda, to either persuade the public’s interest in one’s favor, and to alienate opponents, but also for recruitment purposes. Here is example of one of the posters used during the war:



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