Lack of a tradition of working democracy
Opposition from monarchists hostile to the Republic
Opposition from extreme right-wing groups (Falange) - did not believe democracy would solve
Serious socioeconomic divisions - any reforming action would leave one section of society
Rise of political extremism in Europe
Fear of communist revolution
The Great Depression
Which were the most important reforms made by the
Left government (1931-33)
(see table on p. 80)
Why was there opposition to these reforms on the left?
And on the right?
List some specific evidence
to show how the
Right government (1933-36)
tried to roll back the reforms
of the Left government before it:
What happened in Asturias in 1934, and why was it important?