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The coup on July 17/18, 1936
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The coup on July 17/18, 1936

Most historians agree that the Spanish Civil War should not have been a war at all. Rather, conspiratorial military forces attempted to overthrow the left-wing popular-front government by means of a quick coup d’état. Emilio Mola (El Director) in Pamplona pulled the strings. The aim was to take power in the Spanish state and install...