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Dictatorship Gentle Officers below the rank of general formed groups called Juntas Militares de Defensa to get more demands. First minister of war ordered these men to be arrested, but they threatened an armed uprising and the minister resigned. The next minister appointed, Eduardo Dato, recognized the statutes of the juntas, apparently giving into force. Strikes began to appear all over to the point where military suppression was needed. Manufacturers preferred to work with Madrid rather than workers because they were always on strike. A parliamentary system failed too because parliamentarians and revolutionaries had different methods and objectives for reform of the government. The Bolshevik revolution inspired Spanish anarchists. People couldn't emigrate to other countries, so they had to change things in Spain. Andalusian farmers struck so much that owners had to give in to demands to get anything done and eventually the army and civil guard stepped in and brought back order. Catalans started separatist movements called Estat Catala and Accio Catalana nationalists when became tired with Cambo, who worked with Madrid and the army to preserve order rather than finding a solution to the regional problem. Separatist movements wanted a republican form of government. Primo de Rivera became dictator by suspending the constitution, but not completely getting rid of it. He tried to create a single, apolitical party called the Union Patriotica aimed to direct the country with a comprehensive ideology, but not appear to be a strong-arm tactic of dominance. He gave women the right to vote because he saw them as less revolutionary. Under Primo de Rivera, irrigation systems and excellent highways were built. Primo paid for this through loans, thinking that they would pay for themselves in the long run. Primo basically cut off Catalonia. He banned its language from being taught in schools, the regional dance, its flag, and its language in general. Primo was too gentle to keep his regime for long. He was corrupt and didn't keep many promises, but never did he execute opponents or use very harsh tactics. ... View Full Document

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