A Military History of Modern Spain: From the Napoleonic Era to the International War on Terror
This volume traces the course of Spanish military history, primarily during the 20th century. Chapter 1 provides the foundation for the role of the Spanish Army at home (the War of Independence [Napoleonic War], the Carlist Wars, and pronunciamientos), abroad (Morocco, 1859-60), and as an instrument for Liberal reforms in Spain. Chapter 2 covers the period following the Spanish-American War as the Army redirected its focus to the Spanish Protectorate in northern Morocco. This chapter covers the Rif Rebellion (1921-27), the dictatorship of Miguel Primo de Rivera (1923-30) and concludes with the end of the monarchy and the establishment of the 2nd Republic in 1931. Chapters 3 and 4 present the two armies of the Spanish Civil War, as well as their relationship to the warring factions of Nationalists and Republicans. Chapter 5 looks at the Spanish Army during World War II on the Eastern Front (Russia), in its overseas colonies, as well as in Spain. De-colonialism is covered in chapter 6 as Spain, following the lead of the other European powers, began to shed itself of its African empire. Chapter 8 charts Spain's integration into the Western defense community in the 1950s, its membership in NATO, and its participation in peacekeeping and humanitarian missions in the Balkans and the Middle East. Chapter 9 focuses on Spain's struggle against terrorism, both the domestic Basques of ETA (Fatherland and Liberty) and the newer conflict against al-Qaeda and radical Islamic fundamentalism.
World War I: Unarmed Neutrality 53 Javier Ponce 4. Spanish Civil War: Franco's Nationalist Army 68 George Esenwein 5. The Popular Army of the Spanish Republic, 1936–39 Michael Alpert 93 6. The Spanish Military During World War II Wayne ...
Once the united monarchy of Spain metamorphosed into the government of the first world empire, military action remained of prime importance, both to maintain the integrity of the European crownlands and to sustain the struggle against a ...
... was nonetheless rarely ''militarist''—that is, given to the hypertrophy of the military for purposes of war—at any time during this era, as Spain remained apart from the European alliance systems and neutral during both world wars.
Spain was still a weak state as the Great War was beginning in 1914, recounted in Javier Ponce's chapter, ''World War I: Unarmed Neutrality.'' The Spanish Army and navy were in no condition to be significant participants in the conflict ...
While Spain's military did not collapse during World War I, the conflict exposed yet again the deep fissures within the armed forces, divisions that would explode less than two decades later. On July 17, 1936, elements of the Spanish ...
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Counterinsurgency at Home and Abroad Geoffrey Jensen
The Spanish Army 18981931 Jose E Alvarez
Unarmed Neutrality Javier Ponce
Francos Nationalist Army George Esenwein
5 The Popular Army of the Spanish Republic 193639 Michael Alpert
6 The Spanish Military During World War II Wayne H Bowen
7 Decolonization and the Spanish Army 194076 Shannon E Fleming
From Isolation to Integration 19452006 Kenneth W Estes and Jose M Serrano
The Spanish Experience 19392006 Jose A Olmeda
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A Military History of Modern Spain: From the Napoleonic Era to the ...
Wayne H. Bowen,José E. Alvarez
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