Spanish Civil War


the civil war in Spain, lasting from 1936–39, in which the republican government (supported by the Comintern and other left-wing and anarchist groups) was overthrown by the army led by General Franco (aided by fascist and other right-wing groups).

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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