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Title:Spanish Morocco and the Alzamiento Nacional 1936-1939: the military economic and political mobilization of a protectorate
Author:Fleming, S.E.ISNI
Periodical:Revue d'histoire maghrébine
Geographic terms:Spanish Morocco
Subjects:civil wars
Abstract:In the long run, the Spanish Protectorate, in Morocco played a role beyond that of a standing area and a convalescent centre in the Spanish Nationalists' eventual victory. Its military, economic and political mobilisation was a significant contributor to the success of the Alzamiento Nacional. Militarily, it provided 62,000 indigenous recruits for the Spanish Nationalist ranks. Economically, it bolstered the autarchic system that was being established in Nationalist Spain and it furnished considerable quantities of high grade iron ore that were exchanged for much needed war credits. And politically, it ensured an essentially pliant and cooperative indigenous population whose physical and material assistance to the war effort was equalled by its moral support and its propaganda value. Notes, tab.