The Causes Of The Spanish Civil War

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The causes of the Civil War could be traced back the 15th century. In the 15th century was Spain was one of the potential countries of Europe in that time. They had the hegemony and the power of Europe and lots of colonies in Filipinas, in North Africa and in South America because it was the first country to discover it. However in the 17th century Spain begun to decline and to lose colonies. In that time Spain had very serious internal problems, and in the 18th century there was a war called the War the Spanish Succession, where two dynasties (from France and Austria) clashed for the throne.
Fragmented by the war, Spain at the beginning of the 19th century was destabilised; the former Spanish Empire overseas quickly disintegrated with the
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There were many confrontations and a lot of social tension that lead and caused some murderers of important deputies and other positions of both sides. This climate of violence and social clashes give an excuse to accelerate the plans that the right had to do a coup and interrupt the republican reform process. During this time the republican government sent away Franco and other important generals and deputies to prevent any contact between them and that way any attempt to plan a coup. But they managed to plan it anyways because on July 18 of 1936, the Spanish Civil War begins as a revolt by right-wing Spanish military officers in Spanish Morocco colonies (cities: Ceuta and Melilla) and spreads to the rest Spain. From the Canary Islands, General Francisco Franco broadcasts a message calling for all army officers to join the uprising and overthrow Spain’s Republican government. Within three days, the rebels captured Morocco, much of northern Spain, the Canarias islands and several key cities in the south of the peninsular Spain. The Republicans succeeded in putting down the uprising in other areas, including Madrid, Spain’s capital and Barcelona. The Republicans and the Nationalists both proceeded to secure their respective territories by killing thousands of suspects and opponents of the…show more content…
He was also responsible for invasion of the Moroccan cities in North Africa, as he was the responsible and Capitan of the army in the Canarias islands and North Africa. But he was as responsible as General Sanjurjo and General Mola, that were the ones that made the plan of the coup, but as they died in strange circumstances he took the power. So I think that if the two generals wouldn 't die, the war would happened the anyways and in the same way. Because the nationalist wanted to took the power so they did the coup, but as they were not successful the war started but. With this I want to say that Franco was more responsible to continue the war, ally with the Nazis in Germany and fascists in Italy and to kill people that to started the war. He was responsible, but to a small extent because he participated in the coup, but he didn 't decide anything until his two superiors were dead. The coup was the cause of the war so I can say that General Franco was responsible to started the war but not fully responsible as he didn’t act alone until 1937 when the war already

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