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Economic Relations between Nazi Germany and Franco’s Spain 1936–1945

Christian Leitz


This is the first study of the economic relationship between Nazi Germany and Franco's Spain, between the outbreak of the Spanish Civil War and the end of the Second World War. It demonstrates how, during the Spanish Civil War, the Nazi regime helped General Franco to victory, but at the same time tried to turn Spain into an economic colony. Despite the involved techniques employed by the Nazis to control German trade with Spain—and determined efforts to influence the Spanish mining industry—the Germans were never able to intimidate Franco into completely surrendering control of his national a ... More

Keywords: Nazi Germany, Franco's Spain, Spanish Civil War, Second World War, economic colony, Third Reich

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1996 Print ISBN-13: 9780198206453
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198206453.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Christian Leitz, author
University of Auckland