The Spanish Civil War (1936-1939): Transforming the Soul of a Nation
The Spanish Civil War was an event that not only transformed the Spanish nation politically and economically, it also changed its landscape and the very identity of the nation. The Republican government had worked hard to transform Spain from a postcolonial decaying kingdom into a modern European nation, with varying levels of success. The war did not halt those attempts to modernize the nation for the Republican side, for example the Misiones Pedagógicas continued their work educating the poor farmers and the working class well into the 1939. The Nacionalistas began shaping the nation into their vision early into the war with the help of the Falangistas.