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  • Control Of The Nationalist Side
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    The two sides were: The Nationalists (a loose coalition of right wing groups, including Army high command, the Church, the landowners, monarchists, a the Falange [fascist party]) and the Republicans (looser coalition of left wing groups, including socialists, trade unionists, communists, anarchists, and moderate liberals) The Nationalists sought to preserve Spain's integrity, while Republicans wished to preserve the Second Republic. The Causes of the War Profound cause: long period of decline si...
  • Destruction Of The Maine
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    WAR IMMINENT: Spain and America to Fight After a recent publication in our sister publication, the New York Journal, a letter from the Spanish Minister de Lome to President McKinley, tensions rose to a point of combustion. Citizens all over the United States have complained about the insulting message contained within the letter from the Minister. This letter ridiculed McKinley, and lead to the eventual resignation of this Spanish Minister de Lome. Another catalyst that added to growing American...
  • Pizarro And Almagro
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    Francisco Pizarro and his merry men Pizarro was born in 1476 and was assassinated in 1541. He was a Spanish explorer and conqueror of Peru noted for his courage, cruelty, and for his abilities as a military leader. Pizarro was born in Trujillo, Spain. He came to America in 1510 and took part in a number of exploratory expeditions, including that of Vasco de Balboa, which resulted in 1513 in Balboa claiming the Pacific Ocean and all the land it touched for Spain. Probably the biggest real-estate ...
  • 246 Bc To 149 Bc With Carthage
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    Carthage was first founded as a trading post in the year of 814 BC. Carthage was founded by the Phoenician Princess E lyssa-Dido on a peninsula from Africa which extends into the Mediterranean Sea. According to legendElyssa Dido fled from her brother Pygmalion, the king of Tyre, after he killed her husband. The post benefited from the vast market for the goods that it traded and grew in importance quickly. It first had warehouses in which raw metals and finished metal products which the Phoenici...
  • Foreign Opposition To Franco
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    Francisco Franco was a general and authoritarian leader, who governed Spain from 1939 to 1975. He came to power shortly after the start of the Spanish Civil War. In that war, he led the rebel Nationalist Army to victory over the Loyalist forces. After the war ended in 1939, Franco held complete control of Spain. His regime was similar to a Fascist dictatorship. He carried out the functions of chief of state, prime minister, commander in chief, and leader of the Falange, the only permitted politi...
  • First King Of A United Spain
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    Spain, country in southern Europe, south of France. The total area is 505,990 sq km (195,364 sq mi). The capital and largest city is Madrid. Land and Resources The largest part of Spain is a dry central plateau divided by mountain ranges, where rapid rivers flow through narrow valleys. A narrow plain edges the long coast. The Pyrenees Mountains form the border with France, and the narrow Strait of Gibraltar separates Spain from Africa. Despite a climate with extremes of temperature and generally...
  • Respect From Other Countries Around The War
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    The Spanish-American war was the first and biggest step that the United States of America took toward imperialism. It was the war that secured the US as the most powerful country in the world. This war was a benefit to the USA because we gained land, gained respect, and taught a lesson to one of our enemies. In addition to this, the losses that we suffered were almost nothing compared to other conflicts or wars. The Spanish-American war was by no means for the sole purpose of gaining land and re...
  • American War Events
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    Imperialism and Its Motives Imperialism began to grow just before the turn of the twentieth century. During this time America's businesses were growing and need more markets. The United States was becoming a world power, and with that some people felt there came obligations. The United States economic growth and powerful figured led to incidents overseas that caused war, especially the Spanish-American War. The nation was growing. Industry was doing well. Businesses were booming. The United Stat...
  • Far The Most Popular Sport In Spain
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    Introduction "When you cross the mountains that divide France from Spain you step into another world. Europe ends at the Pyrenees, and the land beyond the mountains has a character and personality that are strikingly different. The sun beats down mercilessly on a country that is beautiful". -Napoleon History The Civil War in the late 1930's brought General Franco to power as dictator. He ruled the country until he died in 1975. Spain became a democracy after the death. Until the mid 1900's, Spai...
  • Start Of The Civil War
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    Love and death on the front line Doves of War: Four Women of Spain Paul Preston 471 pp, HarperCollins Little has been written about the role of women in the Spanish civil war. If quizzed about it, most of us would probably have exhausted our knowledge after invoking the name of La Pasionaria, Dolores Ibrruri. Certainly she eclipsed her sisters, whether as the Republic's Joan of Arc or as the Amazon who, according to nationalist mythology, bit a monk to death in a Madrid street. But in any case, ...
  • Late Neolithic Cultures From 4500 3250 B.C.
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    The history of the Iberian Peninsula (today's Spain and Portugal) is busy with migrations, invasions, and the involvement of various people groups. For perspective, Site Timeline records the date of the appearance of Earth as 4.5 billion B.C., the extinction of dinosaurs along with the appearance of primates as 65 million B.C., the first motion picture starring Raquel Welch in 1 million B.C. (this timeline has a sense of humor), and the first anatomically modern humans appear in Africa and migra...

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