Spanish Civil War

civil war in Spain in which Franco succeeded in overthrowing the republican government; during the war Spain became a battleground for fascists and socialists from all countries; 1936-1939
Regions: ↑Spain, ↑Kingdom of Spain, ↑Espana
Instance Hypernyms: ↑civil war

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