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Lifelong Learning Programme (LLP)

Tuesday, 18 March 2014

THE INTERNATIONAL DIMENSION OF THE SPANISH CIVIL WAR
The Spanish Civil War was one of the most important events in the twentieth century at international scale. In the Spanish conflict interlace the strategically interests of the powers and the ideological compromise of the great political powers of the moment.

In the geographical frame of Spain a small conflict between the democracy, the fascism and communism began, so that this takes a global dimension, with the interests of some countries of Europe which were interested in to try new weapons and to make new military strategies. In this civil war there will take place for example the first big bombardments of the history on the rear and the civil population.


The world public opinion was divided, like this happened between the governments, the press and the world of culture. Some of the most renowned intellectuals went to Spain or took part directly on the war; for example, to intellectuals that went to Spain were George Orwell or Ernest Hemingway, firm defenders of the republican reason.

In general, on side were the nationalists liderated by Franco with the help of the German Army and the other side were the republicans composed by political left side sectors and progressives, helped by the Soviet Union.


The catholic European sectors were related to the revolted ones, on having seen the Republic as an anticlerical regime. The Pope was late in declaring the side that he has their ideas but finally it did in favour of Franco.
LUIS MIGUEL GARCÍA LÓPEZ

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