The Generalitat under the Second Republic and the Statute of Self-government



The proclamation of the Catalan Republic on 14 April 1931 was a victory for the strategy of the Catalan nationalist Left which, for a quarter of a century, had been claiming that Catalan self-government was impossible without a break with the former régime and the introduction of democracy. Macià’s declaration of Catalan sovereignty was not an attempt to infringe the 1930 San Sebastian Pact but to speed up progress towards the federalization of the peoples of the Iberian Peninsula.


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© Albert Balcells 1996

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Autonomous University of BarcelonaSpain

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