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Document Type:BL
Record Number:102647
Doc. No:b59844
Main Entry:Chislett, William,1951-
Title & Author:Spain :what everyone needs to know /William Chislett.
Page. NO:xvi, 226 pages ;22 cm
ISBN:9780199936465 (pbk. : alk. paper)
0199936463 (pbk. : alk. paper)
9780199936441 (hardback : alk. paper)
0199936447 (hardback : alk. paper)
Bibliographies/Indexes:Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents:1.Historical Background, 711--1939 -- What was the legacy of the Muslim presence between 711 and 1492? -- How did Ferdinand and Isabella forge a united Spanish kingdom? -- How did the Spanish Empire arise? -- Who was Christopher Columbus? -- Who were the conquistadors? -- What was the Spanish Golden Age? -- Why did Spain go into decline in the 17th century? -- What did the Bourbon kings contribute to the modernization of Spain between 1700 and 1823? -- What was the 1812 Constitution? -- What were the Carlist wars between 1833 and 1876? -- Why was the First Spanish Republic (1873--1874) short lived? -- What was the "Disaster" of 1898? -- Why did Alfonso XIII go into exile in 1931? -- What were the causes of the 1936--1939 Civil War? -- Who was General Francisco Franco? -- What were the ideological dimensions of the Civil War? -- What role did foreign intervention play in the Civil War? -- Why did the Republicans lose the Civil War? -- 2.The Franco Regime, 1939--1975 -- What kind of dictatorship did General Franco establish after winning the 1936--1939 Civil War? -- What was the Franco regime's role in the Second World War, and what happened to it after the defeat of Nazism? -- How was the regime organized politically? -- What was the economic legacy of the Civil War? -- How was the Catholic Church rewarded for supporting General Franco? -- Why was the 1953 military bases agreement with the United States important? -- What role did the 1959 Stabilization Plan play in creating a modern economy? -- What is Opus Dei? -- How did Spain become one of the world's main tourist destinations? -- What was the opposition to the Franco regime? -- What is the violent Basque separatist group ETA? -- What impact did the ETA's assassination of Prime Minister Carrero Blanco in 1973 have on the regime? -- How much did the economy and society change during the Franco regime? -- 3.The Transition to Democracy, 1975--1982 -- What happened when Franco died? -- Who is King Juan Carlos? -- How was the transition to democracy achieved? -- Who is Adolfo Suarez? -- How important was grassroots mobilization and strike action in pressuring the regime to change? -- What role did the Spanish media play in the transition to democracy? -- What were the main economic problems? -- What were the 1977 Moncloa Pacts? -- What form did the 1978 Constitution take? -- How and why was the system of regional autonomy created? -- How different are the regions? -- Why did the ETA continue its violent campaign for an independent Basque state? -- Why was there an attempted coup in 1981? -- 4.The Socialist Era, 1982--1996 -- Why did the Socialists win a landslide victory in the 1982 election? -- Who is Felipe Gonzalez? -- How did the Socialists get to grips with the dire economic situation? -- Why and how were the armed forces reformed? -- Why did the Socialists oppose NATO membership and then make a U-turn? -- What was the impact of European Economic Community membership? -- What was the Socialists' foreign policy? -- How did the Socialists create a welfare state? -- How close were the Socialists to meeting the conditions for membership in the European Economic and Monetary Union? -- What were the Socialists' relations with the Catholic Church? -- What was La Movida Madrilena? -- How did the Socialists advance the system of regional autonomy? -- Why was a "dirty war" waged against the Basque terrorist group ETA? -- What were the corruption scandals that brought down the Socialists? -- 5.The Return of the Right, 1996--2004 -- How did the right reinvent itself and return to power in 1996 under the Popular Party? -- Who is Jose Maria Aznar? -- How did the Popular Party meet the conditions to adopt the euro as Spain's currency? -- What role did privatization play in economic policy? -- What were the Popular Party's other main economic reforms? -- Why and how did Spain create multinational companies? -- How did Spain cope with the influx of immigrants? -- How did the Popular Party try to eradicate the Basque terrorist group ETA? -- Why did Spain support the US-led invasion of Iraq in 2003? -- Why did Islamic terrorists bomb trains in Madrid on the eve of the 2004 general election? -- 6.The Socialists Strike Back, 2004--2011 -- Did the Socialists return to power because of the Islamic terrorist attack? -- Who is Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero? -- How did Spain become one of the most socially progressive countries? -- How did the Catholic Church react to the reforms? -- What was the Law of Historical Memory? -- What made the economy boom for so long? -- What was the impact of the collapse of the property and construction sectors? -- What happened to the rest of the economy? -- What austerity measures were taken? -- What caused the banking crisis? -- What steps were taken to resolve the financial crisis? -- What was the indignant movement? -- What made the political class so unpopular? -- Did the center-periphery tension improve under Zapatero? -- Who is Mariano Rajoy? -- 7.What Lies Ahead?.
Subject:Spain, History, 20th century.
Subject:Spain, History, 21st century.
Subject:Spain, Politics and government, 20th century.
Subject:Spain, Politics and government, 21st century.
Subject:Spain, Economic conditions, 20th century.
Subject:Spain, Economic conditions, 21st century.
Dewey Classification:‭946.08‬
LC Classification:‭DP272‬‭.C47 2013‬