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Which side would you of supported?

Nationalists (Nationalists, Fascists, Catholics, Conservatives, Monarchists)
17
22%
Republicans (Anarchists, Communists, Secularists, Liberals, Republicans)
49
63%
Neither (Neutral)
8
10%
Other
4
5%
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By HoniSoit
#13235077
Other.

Considering the Republican side is not an undifferentiated whole without internal conflict, I would give my support to the anarchists, troskyists and socialists and to lesser degree to the liberals.
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By Red_Army
#13235083
This war is too sad for me to weigh in really.

The communists and fascists both did some pretty detestable things, so I guess I could agree with Honisoit, but I don't really. I think the Trotskyists, anarchists, and socialists would have done the same things if their roles were reversed.

Power stems from the barrel of the gun, and the arms dealers were the USSR and Nazi Germany...

So you can indict the communists, but it was communists (international CPs, and the comintern itself) that did all of the heavy fighting for the Republicans. While the anarchists might have retained some of their humanity, most of the anarchist units turned tail and fled due to a lack of discipline.

In the end I would support the Republicans, probably would have even fought for them, but I sympathize for the dead Nationalists just as much: they died fighting for something they thought they believed in too.
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By Brio
#13235086
Other: CNT-FAI, POUM. Fuck the Stalinists and Nationalists equally.
By Mazhi
#13235247
Republicans (Anarchists, Communists, Secularists, Liberals, Republicans)
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By Abood
#13235255
Brio wrote:Other: CNT-FAI, POUM. Fuck the Stalinists and Nationalists equally.
This.

George Orwell's Homage to Catalonia is a good read on this subject.
By a777pilot
#13235279
It was sort of like my opinion of the the USC at Oregon football game....I wish that both could lose.
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By Abood
#13235292
Well then, rest assured, because in a war, there are no winners.

:)

:hippy:
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By Brio
#13235305
Sure there are. Arms dealers, owners of munition factories, financiers etc.

They just aren't the people having all these arms and munitions directed towards them i.e. the one million dead Spaniards.
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By Abood
#13235308
PWNED.

:O
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By Jackal
#13235580
Republicans.

My ideology tells me nationalists my people tell me Republicans.

Prior to Cuba, my family are Basques and Canary Islanders.
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By The Immortal Goon
#13235601
Republicans. It would be time to leave after they started pulling and jailing/executing the POUM that were fighting for them, conceding territory to the Nationalists - but until that point I'd side with them.
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By Ombrageux
#13236200
The Republic over Fascism.
The Republic over Stalinism.
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By ingliz
#13236205
Republicans
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By Dr House
#13236378
Nationalists.
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By Dr House
#13236436
Why even have this thread? it's just an ideological headcount like most polls like it (such as the Pinochet popularity thread).
By Evald
#13236438
Nationalists. For me it was worth to die for them, or rather, more correctly - it was worth to die in fight against the power which opposed them.
By Aekos
#13236557
Republicans. If it were just monarchists and nationalists against the commies then I would have supported the nationalists, but fascists are the scum of the earth and anyone allied with them deserves to lose.
By Evald
#13236773
are the scum of the earth and anyone allied with them deserves to lose.
Republicans. If it were just monarchists and nationalists against the commies then I would have supported the nationalists, but fascists are the scum of the earth and anyone allied with them deserves to lose

Unfortunately, the word "fascists" is often mis-used. Original fascists had a little to deal with nazis. Franco's ideology was typically fascist, which tremendously differed from the nazi ideology. As for the latter, it is definitely "the scum of the earth".
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