Spain During World War II

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University of Missouri Press, 2006 - History - 296 pages
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"Examines how the Francisco Franco regime achieved its goals of state survival and internal order following the divisive Spanish Civil War. Bowen argues that even the most pro-Axis elements within Spain were more concerned with domestic politics, the potential for civil unrest, and poverty than with wartime events in Europe"--Provided by publisher.
 

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Contents

Chapter 1 Foreign Policy Civil War to World War
16
Chapter 2 Foreign Policy World War to Cold War
40
Chapter 3 Domestic Politics
63
Chapter 4 The Economy
92
Chapter 5 Culture and Leisure
135
Chapter 6 Women and the Sección Femenina
170
Chapter 7 The Catholic Church
197
Chapter 8 The Authoritarian State and the Opposition
228
Conclusion
257
Bibliography
263
Index
277
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WAYNE H. BOWEN is Associate Professor of History at Ouachita Baptist University. He is the author of Spaniards and Nazi Germany: Collaboration in the New Order (2000), as well as Spain during World War II (2006). Bowen is a Major in the Army Reserve, who served in Iraq and with NATO in Bosnia. A work based on his Iraqi experience, Undoing Saddam, (2007).

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