Spain and the Great Powers in the Twentieth Century

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Spain and the Great Powers in the Twentieth Century examines the international context to, and influences on, Spanish history and politics from 1898 to the present day. Spanish history is necessarily international, with the significance of Spain's neutrality in

the First World War and the global influences on the outcome of the Spanish Civil War. Taking the defeat in the Spanish American War of 1898 as a starting point, the book includes surveys on the crisis of neutrality during the First World War, foreign policy under the dictatorship of

Primo de Rivera, the Allies and the Spanish Civil War, Nazi Germany and Franco's Spain, Spain and the Cold War, and contemporary relations with the United States This book traces the important topic of modern Spanish diplomacy with due emphasis on both present and past. Contributors:

Sebastian Balfour, Christian Leitz, Boris Liedtke, Enrique Moradiellos, Florentino Portero, Paul Preston, Francisco Romero, Ismael Saz and Angel ViƱas.

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Table of Contents

List of contributors
Introduction: Spain and the Great Powers 1
1 Spain and the Great Powers in the aftermath of the Disaster of 1898 13
2 Spain and the First World War 32
3 Foreign policy under the dictatorship of Primo de Rivera 53
4 The Second Republic in the international arena 73
5 The Allies and the Spanish Civil War 96
6 Nazi Germany and Francoist Spain, 1936-1945 127
7 Italy and Spain in Civil War and World War, 1936-1943 151
8 Franco and the Allies in the Second World War 185
9 Spain, Britain and the Cold War 210
10 Spain and the United States, 1945-1975 229
11 Breaking the shackles from the past: Spanish foreign policy from Franco to Felipe Gonzalez 245
Index 269
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