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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... and during this period played a significant role in political affairs as well. Though the country had fallen from the ranks of the major powers, the combination of foreign invasion, complications of imperial decline, ...
In no other European land did the army play such an important role in political affairs, and yet there was never a completely clear-cut military dictatorship until 1936. Throughout this period the military remained weak as a fighting ...
Jensen continues his essay describing the role of the Spanish Army during the period of civil wars. The three Carlist Wars (1833–40, 1846–49, and 1872–76), fought between the followers of Don Carlos and the government forces of Queen ...
Thousands of socialists, communists, and idealists heeded the call to arms as the International Brigades played a crucial role in defending the capital from the rebels. In his chapter on the Army of the Republic, Alpert describes the ...
The primary combat role of the military during World War ... Underfunded, underpaid, equipped with mediocre weapons, and filled with unwilling conscripts, the armed forces nonetheless played a vital role in the regime.
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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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