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The Spanish Civil War, the Soviet Union, and Communism

Stanley G. Payne


This book, which offers a comprehensive narrative of Soviet and Communist intervention in the revolution and civil war in Spain, documents in detail Soviet strategies, Comintern activities, and the role of the Communist party in Spain from the early 1930s to the end of the civil war in 1939. Drawing on a very broad range of Soviet and Spanish primary sources, including many only recently available, it changes our understanding of Soviet and Communist intentions in Spain, of Stalin's decision to intervene in the Spanish war, of the widely accepted characterization of the conflict as the struggl ... More

Keywords: revolution, Spanish Civil War, Spain, Soviet strategies, Comintern, Communist party, Stalin, fascism, World War II, Democratic Republic

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2004 Print ISBN-13: 9780300100686
Published to Yale Scholarship Online: October 2013 DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300100686.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Stanley G. Payne, author