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.
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Protracted involvement in international, colonial, and civil wars proved a heavy burden once more for both the state and the economy, and was undoubtedly a major factor in the country's lagging economic growth during that era.
The Annual disaster was the worst colonial defeat since the defeat of the Italians at Adowa, Ethiopia, in 1896. Estimates of casualties range from a conservative 8,000 to a high of 15,000 not to mention enough small arms, heavy weapons, ...
... Alfonso XIII, related by blood and marriage to the German and British royal families, initially favored the Allies, but once the war began seriously considered German entreaties, which hinted at the expansion of Spain's colonies, ...
Rather than a vast colonial empire, encompassing most of Northwest Africa, Spain entered the postwar era with modest imperial possessions. The development and eventual decline of this empire is the focus of ...
... as Spain was dismantling its colonial empire, it was also successfully attempting to reenter the political and economic sphere of Western Europe. This movement is the subject of Chapter 8, ''Rejoining Europe: From Isolation to ...
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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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