The Victorious Counterrevolution: The Nationalist Effort in the Spanish Civil War

The Victorious Counterrevolution: The Nationalist Effort in the Spanish Civil War

Michael Seidman


This groundbreaking heritage of the Spanish Civil struggle (1936–39) examines, for the 1st time in any language, how common Francisco Franco and his Nationalist forces controlled country finance and fiscal creation, and mobilized aid from elites and middle-class Spaniards, to accomplish their eventual victory over Spanish Republicans and the innovative left.
    The Spanish Nationalists are remarkable between counter-revolutionary activities of the 20th century, Michael Seidman demonstrates, simply because they shunned the inflation and shortages of nutrients and armed forces offers that stymied not just their Republican adversaries but additionally their counter-revolutionary counterparts—the Russian Whites and chinese language Nationalists. He records how Franco’s hugely repressive and tightly managed regime produced foodstuff for troops and civilians; average pay for infantrymen, farmers, and manufacturing unit employees; and defense of estate rights for either huge and small landowners. those components, mixed with the Nationalists’ pro-Catholic and anti-Jewish propaganda, bolstered cohesion within the Nationalist zone.
    Seidman concludes that, not like the triumphant Spanish Nationalists, the Russian and chinese language bourgeoisie have been weakened through the industrial and social upheaval of the 2 international wars and succumbed in each one case to the surging innovative left.

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