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Spain : What Everyone Needs to Know?.

Author: William Chislett
Publisher: Cary : Oxford University Press, 2014.
Series: What everyone needs to know.
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Spain has undergone significant transformations over the past three decades. In Spain: What Everyone Needs to Know?, veteran journalist William Chislett recounts the country's fascinating and often turbulent history, its present economic crisis, and talks about the road ahead for the nation.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Chislett, William.
Spain : What Everyone Needs to Know?
Cary : Oxford University Press, ©2014
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: William Chislett
ISBN: 9780199936458 0199936455
OCLC Number: 960165637
Notes: Why did the Socialists oppose NATO membership and then make a U-turn?
Description: 1 online resource (247 pages).
Contents: Cover; CONTENTS; LIST OF TABLES; ACKNOWLEDGMENTS; POLITICAL MAP OF SPAIN; Introduction; 1 Historical Background, 711-1939; What was the legacy of the Muslim presence between 711 and 1492?; How did Ferdinand and Isabella forge a united Spanish kingdom?; How did the Spanish Empire arise?; Who was Christopher Columbus?; Who were the conquistadors?; What was the Spanish Golden Age?; Why did Spain go into decline in the 17th century?; What did the Bourbon kings contribute to the modernization of Spain between 1700 and 1823?; What was the 1812 Constitution? What were the Carlist wars between 1833 and 1876?Why was the First Spanish Republic (1873-1874) short lived?; What was the "Disaster" of 1898?; Why did Alfonso XIII go into exile in 1931?; What were the causes of the 1936-1939 Civil War?; Who was General Francisco Franco?; What were the ideological dimensions of the Civil War?; What role did foreign intervention play in the Civil War?; Why did the Republicans lose the Civil War?; 2 The Franco Regime, 1939-1975; What kind of dictatorship did General Franco establish after winning the 1936-1939 Civil War? What was the Franco regime's role in the Second World War, and what happened to it after the defeat of Nazism?How was the regime organized politically?; What was the economic legacy of the Civil War?; How was the Catholic Church rewarded for supporting General Franco?; Why was the 1953 military bases agreement with the United States important?; What role did the 1959 Stabilization Plan play in creating a modern economy?; What is Opus Dei?; How did Spain become one of the world's main tourist destinations?; What was the opposition to the Franco regime? What is the violent Basque separatist group ETA?What impact did the ETA's assassination of Prime Minister Carrero Blanco in 1973 have on the regime?; How much did the economy and society change during the Franco regime?; 3 The Transition to Democracy, 1975-1982; What happened when Franco died?; Who is King Juan Carlos?; How was the transition to democracy achieved?; Who is Adolfo Suárez?; How important was grassroots mobilization and strike action in pressuring the regime to change?; What role did the Spanish media play in the transition to democracy?; What were the main economic problems? What were the 1977 Moncloa Pacts?What form did the 1978 Constitution take?; How and why was the system of regional autonomy created?; How different are the regions?; Why did the ETA continue its violent campaign for an independent Basque state?; Why was there an attempted coup in 1981?; 4 The Socialist Era, 1982-1996; Why did the Socialists win a landslide victory in the 1982 election?; Who is Felipe González?; How did the Socialists get to grips with the dire economic situation?; Why and how were the armed forces reformed?
Series Title: What everyone needs to know.

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Spain has undergone significant transformations over the past three decades. In Spain: What Everyone Needs to Know?, veteran journalist William Chislett recounts the country's fascinating and often turbulent history, its present economic crisis, and talks about the road ahead for the nation.

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