Popular Front, war and internationalism in Catalonia during the Spanish Civil War

Popular Front, war and internationalism in Catalonia during the Spanish Civil War

Volume 37 Issue 1

Author(s): Josep Puigsech Farràs

Recommended Citation:

Puigsech Farràs, Josep (2012) “Popular Front, war and internationalism in Catalonia during the Spanish Civil War,” Bulletin for Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies: Vol. 37 : Iss. 1 , Article 8.

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Abstract:

This article analyzes during the Spanish Civil War (1936-1939) the connexion between the communist movement in Catalonia and the strategy of Popular Front designed by the Communist International. Catalonia was the only zone of the Spanish Republic where this Popular Front was materialized in terms of political fusion. The result was the beginning of an antifascist, Marxist and nationalist party, called Unified Socialist Party of Catalonia. This party questioned the real will of the Communist International and its Spanish official section to put the project of politic fusion into practice. It also questioned the will of both to recognize and accept the national diversity of the Spanish State.

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