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

TitleThe Victorious Counterrevolution: The Nationalist Effort in the Spanish Civil War
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication2011
AuthorsSeidman, Michael
Number of Pages352
PublisherUniversity of Wisconsin Press
CityMadison, WI
Abstract

This groundbreaking study of the Spanish Civil War (1936-39) examines,  how General Francisco Franco and his nationalist forces managed state finance and economic production, and mobilized support from elites and middle-class Spaniards, to achieve their eventual victory over Spanish Republicans and the revolutionary left. The Spanish nationalists were exceptional among counter-revolutionary movements of the twentieth century,  because they avoided the inflation and shortages of food and military supplies that stymied  their Republican adversaries. The book  documents how Franco's highly repressive and tightly controlled regime produced food for troops and civilians; regular pay for soldiers, farmers, and factory workers; and protection of property rights for both large and small landowners. These factors, combined with the nationalists' pro-Catholic and anti-Jewish propaganda, reinforced solidarity in the nationalist coltrolled zone during the Civil War.

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