History January 22

History January 22 - Saar Rhineland Franco nonintervention...

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Saar Rhineland Franco “nonintervention” Spanish Civil War 1936-39 Madrid Stalin Stuka Guernica “International Brigades” Spanish Civil War was intended to be a coup performed by the army, but the republic ended up fighting back which creating a civil war The Spanish Republic was of interest of Stalin because it had similar motives to Soviet Russia The Spanish army usually performs diligently, but in this situation, there were complications One side – Army (Fascism) o Other side – Republic (communism) Military will eventually be led by Fransisco Franco and emerges dictator of Spain eventually Franco asks for help from Hitler and Mussolini (which creates a much bigger issue) o Mussolini did it for prestige o Hitler is looking foreword to the war and can see Spain as a naval submarine base o Hitler also wanted to use Spain as a sort of test facility where he can test the effectiveness of weapons Spanish Government very similar to France, but France does not give support to
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