Poland Ball and country ball video
Animated history of Spain, from 1931 to 1986.
1931 – Spanish republic, popular front. (Public schools for all, Women suffrage)
1936 – Francoist coup in Spanish Morocco. Beginning of the Spanish civil War. Germany and Italy help the francoist, and the USSR with foreign volunteers help the republicans.
1937 – Bombing of Guernica, a small basque town with only civilians, by Nazis and Fascists, testing new weapons such as fire bombs. It is emblematic of the conflict, because of its shear cruelty.
1939 – End of the second Spanish Republic. Fascists have won. But not all is lost !
Some republicans manage to escape to France, USSR, and French Africa.
1940 – Germans invade France. Spanish republicans join the Free French army (around 500 of them in the foreign legion), and participate in major battle with their French allies, such as Bir Hakeim (1942), or the Liberation of Paris (1944)).
1941 – Francoist Spain helps Germany in the invasion of the USSR.
1975 – After years of dictature, Franco dies. Juan Carlos, the King of Spain reinstates democracy.
1986 – Spain joins the European Union
2nd movement of the “Concierto de aranjuez” by Joaquín Rodrigo (played by John Williams).
Second Spanish Republic National Anthem “Himno de Riego”
Symphony No. 9, Ode to Joy, Beethoven, European National Anthem