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Spanish Civil War, the

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary EnglishSpanish Civil War, thethe Spanish Civil WarˌSpanish ˌCivil ˈWar, the  a war fought in Spain, from 1936 to 1939, between the right-wing Nationalists, led by General franco and the left-wing Republicans. Many people from other countries joined the International Brigade to help the Republicans, including well-known writers and poets such as George orwell, and the US writer Ernest hemingway wrote about the war as a news reporter. The Nationalists won the war, and from 1939 to 1975 Spain was ruled by franco.
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