Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Fact of the Day: Civil War in the Spanish Civil War

While the Spanish Civil War was fought by the Republicans (mostly left-wing) vs the Nationalists (mostly right wing), the Nationalists united firmly behind Francisco Franco. A major reason the Republicans lost the war was because of internal infighting. Sides of anarchists, communists, Anti-Stalin Marxists, and a few others often fought against each other, either politically or violently.    

9 comments:

shwet said...

Interesting!
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Pat Hatt said...

Factions within factions never works

Debra She Who Seeks said...

It was the big left-wing cause of the day then.

Christine said...

Interesting, we can always learn from history. No infighting.

Kirk said...

Back then, Americans on the Left saw it as forerunner to the War on Fascism. Take down Franco and you take down Hitler, so the thinking went.

Joanne Noragon said...

We fight them one at a time. Nothing learned.

Su-sieee! Mac said...

I'm only now starting to understand what that war was all about. It's interesting how many American went over there to fight in it.

Martha said...

History is always interesting. And there are lessons there to be learned.

Huggybear said...

A prelude for practice for WW2.
Sad times indeed.
Colin