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Spanish Civil War: 75 Years Later

1 posted on 09/18/2012 3:14:34 PM PDT by iowamark
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To: iowamark

Communists spent most of their efforts shooting one another.


2 posted on 09/18/2012 3:17:34 PM PDT by marron
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To: iowamark
Spanish Communist leader Santiago Carrillo dies

And I should give a rat's elbow because...?

3 posted on 09/18/2012 3:20:37 PM PDT by publius911 (Formerly Publius 6961, formerly jennsdad)
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To: iowamark

Every time a Commie dies an angel gets its’ wings.


4 posted on 09/18/2012 3:22:13 PM PDT by dfwgator (I'm voting for Ryan and that other guy.)
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To: iowamark

Thanks for posting these links.

The communists in Spain were truly horrific. I don’t think many people have any idea just how bad they were.


6 posted on 09/18/2012 3:26:38 PM PDT by marron
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To: iowamark

Rot in Hell, comrade.


8 posted on 09/18/2012 3:26:38 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You cannot invade the mainland United States. There would be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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To: iowamark
Most of what I knew, I knew from reading Orwell's book Homage to Catalonia, and some related magazine accounts over the years.

Especially your second link is a good read. Allow me to quote from it:

“More than 6,800 Catholic clergy were slaughtered, including 13 bishops, more than 2,360 monks and friars, 4,172 diocesan priests and seminarians, as well as 283 nuns. Thousands of churches were destroyed... Most of the intense killing occurred in the first six months of the conflict, but by the end of the war about 20% of the nation’s Catholic clergy was dead.

...“The Republicans [the communists] were just utterly unrestrained. Whole convents were killed. Whole orders. It was very nasty,” said Royal. “The Vatican tried to defend people as well as they could, but there was little they could do against increasingly radical forces controlling the government...”

...He described how thousands of people — mostly military personnel and Catholic priests, but also doctors, lawyers, professors and writers — were taken from Madrid by bus to fields near Paracuellos del Jarama, where they were systematically executed for three straight days, and their bodies were dumped in mass graves in November 1936...

10 posted on 09/18/2012 3:52:28 PM PDT by marron
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To: livius

ping


12 posted on 09/18/2012 3:54:46 PM PDT by marron
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To: iowamark

13 posted on 09/18/2012 4:05:02 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Obama likes to claim credit for getting Osama. Why hasn't he tried Khalid Sheikh Mohammed yet?)
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To: iowamark
No one has ever volunteered "my father/grandfather fought with Franco." Yet, I can count several people who've told me their relatives fought against Franco. . .and how much they hate the Catholic Church.

That's when I say, "oh, they were commies, eh?"

14 posted on 09/18/2012 4:09:52 PM PDT by Oratam
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To: iowamark

The Spanish Civil War was supposed to be a great moment in communist history. Actually, the Republican Army and its efforts were pretty much a big farce.


15 posted on 09/18/2012 4:56:02 PM PDT by popdonnelly (The first priority is get Obama out of the White House.)
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To: iowamark

From your 2nd link I got this;

“Some people might know that the “idealists” were actually a fiercely anti-religious alliance of socialists, communists and anarchists.”

Change “idealists” to “Progressives” and you have our leftists today and they called themselves ‘Repubilcans’.


18 posted on 09/18/2012 7:17:37 PM PDT by fella ("As it was before Noah, so shall it be again")
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To: iowamark
The Spanish Civil War...yet another conflict that you wish both sides could have lost.
19 posted on 09/19/2012 3:53:30 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (If Obama's Reelected Imagine The Mess He'll Inherit!)
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To: iowamark

I guess the flag goes to half staff again.


20 posted on 09/19/2012 3:57:00 AM PDT by BulletBobCo
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