The Spanish Falange in Mexico during the Spanish Civil War

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Steven Michael Higley (Creator)
Appalachian State University (ASU )
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Jeffrey Bortz

Abstract: The activities of the Spanish Falange in Mexico have escaped close scrutiny by the scholarly community. Likewise, scholars are only beginning to study the governmental organization that was tasked with monitoring the Spanish Falange in Mexico, the Dirección General de Investigaciones Políticas y Sociales (General Directorate for Political and Social Investigations), or IPS. This thesis uses the files of IPS, collected in the course of its investigation, to ascertain basic facts about the Spanish Falange, restricted to the period during the Spanish Civil War (1936-1939). The significant leadership of the Falange in Mexico has been identified, as have its activities. Additionally, close study has been made of the advertising within the propaganda organs of the Falange in order to better ascertain the source of its economic and political support. The thesis is restricted to the Spanish colony of Mexico City. By this research, it has also become apparent that members of the Spanish Colony who were active in the Falange, and other Nationalist Spanish organizations, were almost universally from the north coast of Spain, had longstanding ties to Mexico, and in some cases held high-level positions in the financial establishment of Mexico.

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Higley, S.M. (2012). The Spanish Falange in Mexico during the Spanish Civil War. Unpublished master’s thesis. Appalachian State University, Boone, NC.
Language: English
Date: 2012
Falange, Mexico, Francisco Franco, Lázaro Cárdenas, Fascism

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