Because I'm sick of morons who are always claiming the Second Republic somehow "failed" when, in reality, it was murdered by a fascist coup d'état, I've decided to write this lovely essay about this period of recent Spanish history. I'll try to be as impartial as possible. I'll try, I don't promise anything, because this is a painful topic for me.
And for my fellow Spanish compatriots, especially if you're left-wing: the Second Republic wasn't just the Popular Front. Remember it was inspired by the Third French Republic and the Weimar Republic, and, consequently, it wasn't a socialist republic, but a liberal democracy.
Second Spanish Republic
(1) Proclamation: No, it was not a coup d'état.
On April 12, 1931, municipal elections were celebrated all over Spain. Republican parties won by a devastating majority especially in urban areas like Madr