A Military History of Modern Spain: From the Napoleonic Era to the International War on Terror
Praeger Security International, 2007 - 222 trang
In the 19th and 20th centuries, Spain was a key player in the military conflagrations that created modern Europe. From the Napoleonic Wars, through the dress rehearsal for World War II that was the Spanish Civil War, to the grim struggle against terrorism today, the military history of modern Spain has both shaped and reflected larger forces beyond its borders.
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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80,000 men, or one officer for every five soldiers. What this meant for the Army
was that 60% of its annual budget went to pay officers' salaries, while inadequate
resources were devoted to training or for the purchase of modern weapons and ...
entrusted to a professional officer, either retired or on the active list, but who had
not taken part in the coup.6 Yet when the ... On the other hand, the uprising of
March 6, 1939, led by professional officers against the Republican government of
In some ways, the large officer corps provided political benefits to Franco. Of the
29,000 alfereces, ... Housing subsidies and other benefits also made conditions
for officers better than for the majority of Spaniards. Officer salaries were also ...
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