This section of the website covers
the dramatic transformation of Spain from the ally of Hitler and
Mussolini to fully integrated, democratic member of the
European Union. Key questions addressed include:
Why did Spain remain neutral
during World War Two?
How did political system work in Franco’s
How did Franco survive the defeat of the
Was Franco a Fascist?
Why was Spain in
crisis by 1957?
How did Franco stay in
Why was there an
economic boom in the 1960s?
Why were the consequences
of the 1960s economic boom paradoxical?
1969-1975 - What was
How did Franco’s Spain become a democracy?
What were the six key points of La Transición
How was Spain’s
are the issues facing Spain in the 21st