Spain 1914-1918

Spain 1914-1918

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by Francisco J. Romero Salvado, Francisco Jose Romero Salvado
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415212936

ISBN-13: 9780415212939

Pub. Date: 11/11/1999

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

This work analyses the Spanish experience of the First World War in terms of the general crisis in Europe at this time. In Spain, as elsewhere, the impact of four years of devastating conflict resulted in ideological militancy, economic dislocation and social struggle.
The author examines the slow decay of the ruling Liberal Monarchy during the war years, and the…  See more details below

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This work analyses the Spanish experience of the First World War in terms of the general crisis in Europe at this time. In Spain, as elsewhere, the impact of four years of devastating conflict resulted in ideological militancy, economic dislocation and social struggle.
The author examines the slow decay of the ruling Liberal Monarchy during the war years, and the failure of the neutrality policy to save the existing regime. He looks at challenges to the Administration from:
· the labour movement
· the bourgeoisie
· the army
· international powers Romero shows a politically apathetic population galvanised by the war into fierce debate about belligerence or neutrality. The debate divides the nation and the new political awareness leads to a questioning of the Administrations authority. There is also vast economic and social change, as Spain exploits its privileged position as supplier to both sides of the war. These factors lead to galloping inflation, civil unrest and political turmoil, finally resulting in the revolutionary strike of 1917.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415212939
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
11/11/1999
Series:
Routledge/Canada Blanch Studies on Contemporary Spain Series
Edition description:
ANN
Pages:
252
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.63(d)
Lexile:
1410L (what's this?)

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