The victory of fascism in Spain in 1936 set the stage for World War II, one which was aided by non-fascist European Powers. When military officers and rich landowners rebelled against the left-wing Spanish government in 1936, The Spanish Republic found itself isolated. European nations sought to prevent a world war by an arms embargo against Spain giving Franco an enormous advantage as Hitler and Mussolini also provided him aid. New York, N.Y. 1998 St. Martin’s Press 1st Ed., 6 x 9, 354 Pgs., HB. Published at $ 25.95.