Foreign Intervention in the Spanish Civil War

  • Robert H. Whealey
Part of the Problems in Focus Series book series (PFS)


The outbreak of the Civil War in July 1936 revealed that Spain was threatened with anarchy; at the same time the international system could also be described as one of anarchy. The five Great Powers with the greatest interest in Spain — Great Britain, France, Germany, Italy and the Soviet Union — all pursued different and mutually conflicting policies.


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© Raymond Carr, Edward Malefakis, Richard Robinson, Stanley Payne, Burnett Bolloten, Ramón Salas Larrazábal, Ricardo de la Cierva y de Hoces, Robert H. Whealey, Hugh Thomas 1971

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