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Isabel Wagner, Seattle University

Start Date

9-4-2021 9:00 AM

End Date

9-4-2021 10:15 AM

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History

Subjects

Spain -- History -- Civil War (1936-1939), Spain -- Politics and government -- 1931-1939, Democratization -- Spain -- History, Political parties -- Spain -- History -- 20th century

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The Spanish Civil War, while between the Nationalists and Republicans, was riddled with a series of different groups which involved both Spanish and foreign players. On the Republican side there were a large number of different groups involved in resisting the Nationalist forces. There were Republican popular forces, but important parts of the resistance also included various communist, socialist, anarchist, and nationalist organizations from around the country. This paper argues that the Republican side of the Spanish Civil war was hindered in its effectiveness by dissent between and within these groups. This disuniting did not simply spring into existence. Disagreement in the Republicans existed long before the outbreak of civil war in 1936 and can be seen clearly in the social revolutions in Spain in the early 20th century, as well as in the class tensions during the 1920s and in the administration of the Second Spanish Republic. Through social history of the Spanish Civil War and oral history focusing on the lower class of Spain it is easy to see the dissatisfaction of various groups in Spain and the disconnect within the Republican side before the Spanish Civil War.

PART OF SESSION 1B. THE POLITICS OF DIVISION:

Comment: Shaun S. Nichols, Boise State University
Chair: Caoimhin De Barra, Gonzaga University

Tyler Durbin, Western Washington University, undergraduate student
“‘They’re Building A Wall’: The Separation Barrier in Palestine/Israel”

Maxwell McPherson, University of Idaho, undergraduate student
“Fallout from the Wall Street Bombing”

Isabel Wagner, Seattle University, undergraduate student
“A Side Divided: The Role of Pre-Existing Republican Disunity in the Spanish Civil War”

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A Side Divided: The Role of Pre-Existing Republican Disunity in the Spanish Civil War

The Spanish Civil War, while between the Nationalists and Republicans, was riddled with a series of different groups which involved both Spanish and foreign players. On the Republican side there were a large number of different groups involved in resisting the Nationalist forces. There were Republican popular forces, but important parts of the resistance also included various communist, socialist, anarchist, and nationalist organizations from around the country. This paper argues that the Republican side of the Spanish Civil war was hindered in its effectiveness by dissent between and within these groups. This disuniting did not simply spring into existence. Disagreement in the Republicans existed long before the outbreak of civil war in 1936 and can be seen clearly in the social revolutions in Spain in the early 20th century, as well as in the class tensions during the 1920s and in the administration of the Second Spanish Republic. Through social history of the Spanish Civil War and oral history focusing on the lower class of Spain it is easy to see the dissatisfaction of various groups in Spain and the disconnect within the Republican side before the Spanish Civil War.

PART OF SESSION 1B. THE POLITICS OF DIVISION:

Comment: Shaun S. Nichols, Boise State University
Chair: Caoimhin De Barra, Gonzaga University

Tyler Durbin, Western Washington University, undergraduate student
“‘They’re Building A Wall’: The Separation Barrier in Palestine/Israel”

Maxwell McPherson, University of Idaho, undergraduate student
“Fallout from the Wall Street Bombing”

Isabel Wagner, Seattle University, undergraduate student
“A Side Divided: The Role of Pre-Existing Republican Disunity in the Spanish Civil War”