Joan Maria Thomàs Andreu
FRANQUISTAS CONTRA FRANQUISTAS: LUCHAS POR EL PODER EN LA CUPULA DEL REGIMEN DE FRANCO
The most detailed account of the unknown infighting in the coalition that won the Civil War, by one of the most prestigious students of Franco' s regime. The "National" side that defeated in the Civil War remained in power for decades. It was a group based on the struggle and formed by the army, the Church, the only party created in 1937, the Carlists of Traditionalist Communion -not always integrated into the party-, the alfonsinos (later juanistas) of Renovación Española, employers, businessmen, agrarian owners and even tens of thousands of medium and small peasants, as well as sectors of the urban middle classes. Despite a shared fundamental program of anti-communism and anti-leftism in general; opposition to democracy and liberalism; Catholicism; use of violence as a political weapon; and antimasonería; Franco's regime included different sectors that competed to win quotas of power, or total power. The little studied struggles between Franco's regime just after the end of the war constitute the fascinating history that marked the future of the regime and its internal equilibrium over the next forty years.