The Spanish Civil War - ZHSS8229

Faculty: UNSW Canberra at ADFA

School: School of Humanities and Social Sciences @ UNSW Canberra at ADFA

Course Outline: ZHSS8229 Course Outline

Campus: UNSW Canberra at ADFA

Career: Postgraduate

Units of Credit: 6

EFTSL: 0.12500 (more info)

Indicative Contact Hours per Week: 2

CSS Contribution Charge: 1 (more info)

Tuition Fee: See Tuition Fee Schedule

Further Information: See Class Timetable

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The Spanish Civil War (1936–1939) was one of the most pivotal events of the twentieth century. Many see it as a ‘dress rehearsal’ for World War II while for others it was the ‘last great cause’ where the prevailing ideologies of the age clashed in all-out war pitting democracy against authoritarianism and communism against fascism. This course will provide a clear overview of this complex civil war including detailed analysis of crucial aspects such as developments in military technology and strategy, Spanish military thinking, foreign intervention, the phenomenon of international volunteers and the bombing of civilian populations.
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