Case Study: Spanish Civil War

More than half a million people would die in a war described by Antony Beevor in his book, The Battle for Spain, as ‘Spain’s tragedy’.

The Spanish Civil war is an example of a European civil war which whose outcome was determined largely by foreign intervention.

There are separate pages for ATL on the causes, practices and effects of this war

Click on the menu on the left or below for these pages, along with pages on videos, essay planning, marked essays and extra resources.

1. Spanish Civil War: Causes (ATL)

After over a century of social, economic and political division, the Spanish Civil War broke out in July 1936 when an attempted military coup failed and the country descended into internal conflict

2. Spanish Civil War: Practices (ATL)

The Spanish Civil War was fought between the Republicans and The Nationalists. However it was protracted by, and possibly ultimately determined by, foreign interventions. The historian Beevor suggested...

3. Spanish Civil War: Effects (ATL)

This page contains ATL to get students thinking about both the domestic and international impact of the Spanish Civil War. Guiding questions:What was the human cost of the Spanish Civil War?

4. Spanish Civil War: Essay planning for Paper 2

The Spanish Civil War: essay planningThis page contains essay plans and essay writing activities on the Spanish Civil War. For comparative essays involving the Spanish Civil war please go to the comparative...

5. Spanish Civil War: Graded student examples

On this page you will find sample essays written by students which have used the Spanish Civil War as a case study for Paper 2, Topic 11. To what extent did foreign intervention determine the outcome...

6. Spanish Civil War: Videos and activities

On this page you will find video links to documentaries on the Spanish Civil War and ideas for using these videos.This is a brief but entertaining and informative snapshot of life as one of the volunteers...

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