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Roosevelt and the Lessons from the Spanish Civil War

December 15, 2019
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Roosevelt and the Lessons from the Spanish Civil War

Why was the United States so reluctant to support the Spanish Republic? What prompted Roosevelt’s reactionary attitude to the struggle of Spanish democracy against fascism? Isolationism and FDR’s fear of losing the Catholic vote played a role—but they are not the whole story. President Franklin D. Roosevelt has long been an iconic figure for...
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