• Brian Hunter
Part of the The Statesman’s Yearbook book series (SYBK)


Key Historical Events. Although Spain has traditionally been a monarchy there have been two republics, the first in 1873, which lasted for 11 months, and the second in 1931–39; both were democratically and peacefully proclaimed. Part of the army rebelled against the Republican government on 18 July 1936, thus beginning the Spanish Civil War (see The Statesman’s Year-Book, 1939, pp. 1325–26). The new regime was led by Gen. Francisco Franco y Bahamonde as Head of State and Government, and its institutions were based on single party rule, with the Falange as the only legal political organization.

Reino de España (Kingdom of Spain)


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Further Reading

  1. Donaghy, P. J. and Newton, M. T., Spain: a Guide to Political and Economic Institutions. CUP, 1987Google Scholar
  2. Harrison, J., The Spanish Economy in the Twentieth Century. London, 1985Google Scholar
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  4. Hooper, J., The New Spaniards. 2nd ed. [of The Spaniards] London, 1995Google Scholar
  5. Péréz-Díaz, V. M., The Return of Civil Societv: the Emergence of Democratic Spain. Harvard Univ. Press, 1993Google Scholar
  6. Powell, C., Juan Carlos of Spain: Self-Made Monarch. London and New York, 1996CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  7. Preston, P., The Triumph of Democracy in Spain. London and New York, 1986CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  8. Shields, G. J., Spain. [Bibliography] 2nd ed.Oxford and Santa Barbara (CA), 1994Google Scholar
  9. Shubert, A., A Social History of Modern Spain. London, 1990CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  10. National library: Biblioteca Nacional, Madrid.Google Scholar
  11. National statistical office: Institute Nacional de Estadística (INE), Paseo de la Castellana, 183, Madrid.Google Scholar

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