Spanish Civil War

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Spanish Civil War

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(Historical Terms) the civil war in Spain from 1936 to 1939 in which insurgent nationalists, led by General Franco, succeeded in overthrowing the republican government. During the war Spain became an ideological battleground for fascists and socialists from all countries
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Noun1.Spanish Civil War - civil war in Spain in which Franco succeeded in overthrowing the republican governmentSpanish Civil War - civil war in Spain in which Franco succeeded in overthrowing the republican government; during the war Spain became a battleground for fascists and socialists from all countries; 1936-1939
Espana, Kingdom of Spain, Spain - a parliamentary monarchy in southwestern Europe on the Iberian Peninsula; a former colonial power
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(Even today, pro-independence Catalonians insult Spanish loyalists by calling them "botiflers", or allies of Philip V.)
He cannot write the book in the fictional present, of course, caught up as he is in the war as a partizan for the Spanish Loyalists operating behind enemy lines.
Also, his enthusiastic support of the Friends of Spain committee, which he chaired, brought him a great deal of criticism, since it was reported that the Spanish Loyalists were infiltrated with Communists.