• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

Why did a Civil War break out in Spain in 1936?

Page
  1. 1
    1
  2. 2
    2
  3. 3
    3
  • Essay length: 1481 words
  • Submitted: 17/09/2003
Share this essay:
GCSE Politics

The first 200 words of this essay...

> Why did a Civil War break out in Spain in 1936?

The Spanish civil war broke out because of many economic, social and political reasons. These were mainly the poverty, the exorbitantly influential power of the church and the army and the government's conflict with the workers. This led to the rise of anarchism and socialism, as many were disillusioned with the political system, that was corrupt and ineffective. Spain also was a power on the constant decline, as demonstrated with the loss of the colonies in 1898 and Morocco in 1921. All this lead to social discontent that culminated in the civil war.

In order to understand the reason why a civil war broke out, one firstly has to look at its long term causes. Various factors led to a unstable situation being created in Spain, and hence were the soil on which social unrest could grow. Spain missed the industrial revolution that took place in many European countries in the 19th century and was still a backward medieval society, with landlords dominating and humiliating the working peasantry. The army was also too big; there was a ratio of 9:1 officers and

Read more
The above preview is unformatted text

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • Over 150,000 essays available
  • Just £6.99 a month

  • "
    A fantastic website, it's also convenient to use, user-friendly, and has excellent customer services.
    "
    Lex Fawste. English, Biology, Physics, Maths, and Chemistry. A Level Student.
  • "
    Markedbyteachers.com has really helped with my revision and is a valued resource for help with coursework. It has inspired me to write essays as good as the essays on the site. Definitely worth the investment.
    "
    Chris Mckellar. Media Studies, IT, English. A Level Student.

Marked by a teacher

This essay has been marked by one of our great teachers. You can read the full teachers notes when you download the essay.

Peer reviewed

This essay has been reviewed by one of our specialist student essay reviewing squad. Read the full review on the essay page.

Peer reviewed

This essay has been reviewed by one of our specialist student essay reviewing squad. Read the full review under the essay preview on this page.