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Proceedings of the 10th International RAIS Conference on Social Sciences and Humanities (RAIS 2018)

The Falange Española: A Spanish Paradox

Authors
James Slaven
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James Slaven
Keywords
Spain, Fascism, Falange Española, Political Party, Civil War
Abstract
The Falange Española: a Spanish Paradox discusses the Falange Española, a fascist political party in interwar Spain, and its power during various periods: before the Spanish Civil War and after the Spanish Civil War. First, the paper examines how the Falange Española remained a fringe movement during the time of the Second Republic, looking specifically at: the overcrowding of the political right, the lack of finances, the political mergers, etc. It then examines how the party rose to power following the outbreak of the Civil War in 1936 and the Decree of Unification in 1937, looking specifically at: membership statistics, military strength, Falangist legislation under the Franco regime, etc. The paper concludes that the party was simultaneously at the height of its power and yet the most distant from implementing its vision of a Falangist state.
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@inproceedings{Slaven2018,
  title={The Falange Española: A Spanish Paradox},
  author={Slaven, James},
  year={2018},
  booktitle={10th International RAIS Conference on Social Sciences and Humanities (RAIS 2018)},
  issn={2352-5398},
  isbn={978-94-6252-573-3},
  url={http://dx.doi.org/10.2991/rais-18.2018.40},
  doi={10.2991/rais-18.2018.40},
  publisher={Atlantis Press}
}
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