What Did Spain Do in World War 2? | History of Spain 1939 - 1945

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Spain is the largest country in Western Europe not to have taken part in the fighting of the Second World War. From 1936-1939 the Spanish fought the bloody Spanish Civil War between the Nationalists/Monarchists/Fascists and the Republicans/Communists/Anarchists/Liberals on the other. During the conflict Fransisco Franco's rebels received aid both from Nazi Germany and from Fascist Italy, and upon his victory the two likely thought they could count Spain as an ally in the upcoming war against the Allies. While early on in 1940 Spain did seem poised to enter the war on the side of the Axis, Franco frustrated Hitler at the last minute several times, and in the end Spain remained steadfastly neutral despite aiding the Germans in a number of ways.

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0:00 - Intro
0:56 - Spanish Civil War (1936-1939)
2:16 - Magellan TV Ad
3:04 - Spain Almost Joins the Axis (1940)
7:25 - Why Spain Remained Neutral (1940-1941)
10:30 - The War Develops Around Spain (1941-1943)
14:13 - Spaniards Fighting For Axis and Allies
17:28 - "Vigilant Neutrality" (1943-1945)
20:37 - Spain After the War (1945-1957)
22:50 - Outro

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The Escalation - Kevin MacLeod
Eine Kleine Nachtsmuzik - Mozart
Clean Soul - Kevin MacLeod
Sunday Dub - Kevin MacLeod
Laid Back Guitars - Kevin MacLeod
Black Vortex - Kevin MacLeod
Rynos Theme - Kevin MacLeod
Teller of Tales - Kevin MacLeod
Darkling - Kevin MacLeod

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