The Resource Hitler's Shadow Empire : Nazi economics and the Spanish Civil War, Pierpaolo Barbieri

Hitler's Shadow Empire : Nazi economics and the Spanish Civil War, Pierpaolo Barbieri

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Hitler's Shadow Empire : Nazi economics and the Spanish Civil War
Title
Hitler's Shadow Empire
Title remainder
Nazi economics and the Spanish Civil War
Statement of responsibility
Pierpaolo Barbieri
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Language
eng
Summary
"Pitting fascists and communists in a showdown for supremacy, the Spanish Civil War has long been seen as a grim dress rehearsal for World War II. Francisco Franco's Nationalists prevailed with German and Italian military assistance--a clear instance, it seemed, of like-minded regimes joining forces in the fight against global Bolshevism. In Hitler's Shadow Empire, Pierpaolo Barbieri revises this standard account of Axis intervention in the Spanish Civil War, arguing that economic ambitions--not ideology--drove Hitler's Iberian intervention. The Nazis hoped to establish an economic empire in Europe, and in Spain they tested the tactics intended for future subject territories. The Nazis provided Franco's Nationalists with planes, armaments, and tanks, but behind this largesse was a Faustian bargain. Through weapons and material support, Germany gradually absorbed Spain into an informal empire, extending control over key Spanish resources in order to fuel its own burgeoning war industries. This plan was only possible and profitable because of Hitler's economic czar, Hjalmar Schacht, a 'wizard of international finance.' His policies fostered the interwar German recovery and consolidated Hitler's dictatorship. Though Schacht's economic strategy was eventually abandoned in favor of a very different conception of racial empire, Barbieri argues it was in many ways a more effective strategic option for the Third Reich. Deepening our understanding of the Spanish Civil War by placing it in the context of Nazi imperial ambitions, Hitler's Shadow Empire illuminates a fratricidal tragedy that still reverberates in Spanish life as well as the world war it heralded"--Provided by publisher
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
946.081/343
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DP269.8.E2
LC item number
B37 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Hitler's Shadow Empire : Nazi economics and the Spanish Civil War, Pierpaolo Barbieri
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Hitler's Shadow Empire : Nazi economics and the Spanish Civil War, Pierpaolo Barbieri
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Two Spains -- Today is so far from yesterday -- The rise and rise of Hjalmar Schacht -- Give me four years -- Dawn of intervention -- The precipice -- The shadow empire -- Hateful to God and to his enemies -- The formal empire -- Conclusion: Integrated Europe -- Appendix
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Dimensions
25 cm
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Extent
349 pages
Isbn
9780674728851
Isbn Type
(alkaline paper)
Lccn
2014036049
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
  • ocn891324415
  • (OCoLC)891324415

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