Author(s): Philip B Minehan
This is a comparative history of the Spanish, Yugoslav, and Greek Civil Wars of 1936-1949 from the standpoints of politics, socioeconomic structures, national questions, international conjunctures, and foreign interventions. Minehan builds a historical typology of the overriding problem in each country: class conflict in Spain, a national problem in Yugoslavia, and a problem of political incorporation in Greece. Internationally, the book explores the significance of how each war occurred in one of three successive phases of the power struggle between fascism, liberal capitalism, and Soviet communism. From that shifting nexus of relations between domestic and international conditions, Minehan derives a description and explanation of the conflicts' similarities and differences.