Spanish Civil War, the

Definition: Meaning of, Spanish Civil War, the in English to English dictionary.

Pronunciation: / ˈspanɪʃ ðə;ðɪ;ðiː /

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  1. 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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