The Spansih Civil war

" The great dimensions among human kind and the dominating source of conflict will be cultural . Nation Sates will remain the most powerful actors in world affairs, but the principle conflicts of global politics will occur between nations and groups of different civilizations." (Huntington, S, 1993).
The following essay will focus on the Spanish Civil War and will attempt to outline a primary single cause of this bloody conflict that occurred in Spain. This conflict has generated a considerable amount of books and due to it's extreme significance , it has what we call a literary epitaph which puts it on par with the Second World War. This demonstrates the extent of this conflict and that is why I sought interest to study this conflict in more detail and outline the primary cause of this battle between the right and left wing parties which is the liberal Republic-socialist government who failed in their pursuit of reformation and accentuated the class struggle in Spain. It was surprisingly above all a great international battleground of fascism and communism with all its proponents and opponents. Hitler, Mussolini, Stalin and Trotsky all had substantial parts in the Spanish drama. " The Spanish civil war is burned into European consciousness not simply as a rehearsal for the bigger world war to come but because it presaged the opening of the floodgates to a new and horrific form of modern warfare that was universally dreaded" (Preston, P, 1986).
The question that we should pose in light of the Spanish Civil War is what role has the different classes (the upper, middle and lower) play in supporting or opposing the Republican government or did they oppose liberal democracy and socialism of the Republican order. Catholics and members of the middle class who had been appalled by the view of Republican disorder and anti-clericalism generated by the rightist press were induced to turn a blind eye to the more dista…


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