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The Spanish Civil War: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short by Helen Graham

By Helen Graham

Amid the numerous catastrophes of the 20th century, the Spanish Civil battle maintains to exert a specific fascination between background buffs and the lay-reader alike.

This Very brief advent integrates the political, social and cultural heritage of the Spanish Civil warfare. It units out the household and foreign context of the struggle for a basic readership. as well as tracing the process conflict, the publication locates the war's origins within the cumulative social and cultural anxieties provoked through a means of speedy, asymmetric and accelerating modernism happening all over the place Europe. This shared context is vital to the ongoing feel of the war's value. The ebook additionally examines the myriad of political polemics to which the warfare has given upward thrust, in addition to the entire most modern old debates. It assesses the impression of the warfare on Spain's transition to democracy and at the country's modern political culture.

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Labor unions continued to seek, within limits, a better life for their members. A stable political system worked with only the occasional hitch until the 1980s, when a slow unraveling of the economy began. Revolutionary institutions, symbols, and rhetoric imperfectly disguised the hollowing out of the revolution. Conclusion In many respects the long reign of the PRI was a brilliant, if deeply flawed, achievement. It provided stability and continuity for decades. Insiders in the system lived well.

The impact of the Russian Revolution, however, was far greater than the other revolutions in the cluster. In many ways, it set the standard for revolution in the twentieth century, just as the French Revolution had done for the nineteenth century. Vladimir Lenin, with his ideas about a party of professional revolutionaries and the possibilities of an alliance between proletariat and peasantry, seemingly charted the path one took in order to seize power. Josif Stalin, Lenin’s disciple and successor, showed how power might be used to construct an industrialized, urbanized society capable of defending and extending the revolution.

The new slogan was “The Revolution transformed into government” (“La Revolucion hecha gobierno”). Obregón reached out as well to different interest groups. He had already formed an alliance with the Regional Confederation of Mexican Workers (CROM), the most important organization for workers for most of the 1920s. He also sponsored land redistribution in areas where peasant unrest was most pronounced. Although Obregón was acknowledged as the undisputed caudillo or political boss in Mexico, he had to contend with regional leaders and with the large revolutionary army.

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