Tuesday, 15 April 2008

Spain's Second Republic

Yesterday, 14th of april, was the anniversary of the Second Republic, a small period of light in the middle of a great period of darkness. The Civil War, started by rebels to the democratically elected government in 1939, ended a dream started in 1931.

While the right-winged rebels got help from Nazis and Italian fascists, the legal government was left alone by most of the countries. Only the USSR and international volunteers helped it.

But it wasn't enough. The rebels won the war and Spain had to suffer almost 40 years of a pseudofascist dictatorship from General Franco.

PS: The flag that is behind me was the Second Republic flag.

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