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Francisco Largo Caballero (October 15, 1869 -March 23, 1946) was a Spanish politician and trade unionist. He was one of the historic leaders of the Socialist Party (PSOE) and of the Workers' General Union (UGT). October 15 is the 288th day of the year (289th in Leap years). ... 1869 is a common year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar). ... March 23 is the 82nd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (83rd in Leap years). ... 1946 was a common year starting on Tuesday. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... The Spanish Socialist Workers Party (Partido Socialista Obrero Español or PSOE) is one of the main parties of Spain. ... This article is related to interwiki links. ...


Born in Madrid, as a young man he made his living stuccoing walls. He participated in a construction workers strike in 1890 and joined the PSOE in 1894. Upon the death in 1925 of party founder Pablo Iglesias, he succeeded him as head of the party and of the UGT. Plaza de Cibeles (Cibeles square) and the Palacio de Comunicaciones (Communications Palace) Coat of arms. ... Stucco is a material made of an aggregate, a binder, and water which is applied to a surface in a paste-like consistency when wet and when dry becomes hard. ... Pablo Iglesias Pablo Iglesias Posse (October 18, 1850, El Ferrol, Spain - December 9, 1925, Madrid) led the Spanish socialist movement. ...


Moderate in his positions at the beginning of his political life, he advocated maintaining a degree of UGT cooperation with the dictatorial government of General Miguel Primo de Rivera, which permitted the union to continue functioning under Primo de Rivera's military dictatorship. This was the start of his political conflict with Indalecio Prieto, who opposed all collaboration with the dictatorial regime. Dictator was the title of a magistrate in ancient Rome appointed by the Senate to rule the state in times of emergency. ... Spanish dictator Miguel Primo de Rivera y Orbaneja Miguel Primo de Rivera y Orbaneja, Marqués de Estella (Jerez, January 8, 1870 - Paris, March 16, 1930) was a Spanish military official who ruled Spain as a dictator from 1923 to 1930, ending the turno system of alternating parties. ... Indalecio Prieto Tuero (April 30, 1883 - February 11, 1962) was a Spanish politician, one of the leading figures of the Spanish Socialist Workers Party (PSOE) in the years before and during the Second Spanish Republic. ...


He was Minister of Labor Relations between 1931 and 1933, in the first governments of the Second Spanish Republic, headed by Niceto Alcalá-Zamora, and in that of his successor Manuel Azaña. He enjoyed great popularity among the masses of workers, who saw their own austere existences reflected in his way of life. 1931 is a common year starting on Thursday. ... 1933 was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... History of Spain series Prehistoric Spain Roman Spain Muslim Conquest of Iberia Timeline of Muslim Occupation Medieval Spain Age of Reconquest Age of Expansion Age of Enlightenment Reaction and Revolution First Spanish Republic The Restoration Second Spanish Republic Spanish Civil War The Dictatorship Modern Spain Topics Economic History Military History... Niceto Alcala-Zamora Niceto Alcalá-Zamora y Torres (July 6, 1877 – February 18, 1949), served as first president of the Second Spanish Republic from 1931 to 1936. ... Manuel Azana Dr. Manuel Azaña Diaz (Alcala de Henares (Madrid), Spain, January 10, 1880 - Montauban, France, November 3, 1940) was the second and last President of the Second Spanish Republic. ...


In the elections of November 19, 1933, the right-wing CEDA won power in Spain. The government nominally led by the centrist radical Alejandro Lerroux was dependent on CEDA's parliamentary support. Responding to this reversal of fortune, he abandoned his moderate positions, began to talk of "socialist revolution", and became the leader of the left (Marxist and revolutionary) wing of the UGT and the PSOE. In early October 1934, after three CEDA ministers entered the government, he was one of the leaders of the failed armed rising of workers (mainly in Asturias and Catalonia), which was forcefully put down by the CEDA-dominated government. November 19 is the 323rd day of the year (324th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... In politics, right-wing, the political right, or simply the Right, are terms which refer, with no particular precision, to the segment of the political spectrum in opposition to left-wing politics. ... The Confederación Española de Derechas Autónomas (CEDA) was a Spanish political party in the Second Spanish Republic. ... Alejandro Lerroux García (La Rambla, Córdoba, 1864 - Madrid, 1949) was a Spanish politician who was the leader of the Spanish Radical Party during the Second Spanish Republic. ... The color red and particularly the red flag are traditional symbols of Socialism. ... Look up Revolution on Wiktionary, the free dictionary This article is about revolution in the sense of a drastic change. ... In politics, left-wing or leftism are terms that refer to the segment of the political spectrum typically associated with any of several strains of socialism, social democracy, or liberalism (especially but not exclusively in the American sense of the word), or with opposition to right-wing politics. ... Marxism is the political practice and social theory based on the works of Karl Marx, a 19th century German philosopher, economist, journalist, and revolutionary, along with Friedrich Engels. ... Anarchism, the political philosophy advocating a libertarian society without hierarchy, based on mutual aid and voluntary cooperation, historically gained the most support and influence in Spain, especially in the seventy or so years before Francisco Francos victory in the Spanish Civil War of 1936-1939. ... Capital Oviedo Area  â€“ Total  â€“ % of Spain Ranked 10th  10 604 km²  2,1% Population  â€“ Total (2003)  â€“ % of Spain  â€“ Density Ranked 12th  1 056 789  2,5%  99,65/km² Demonym  â€“ English  â€“ Asturian  â€“ Spanish  Asturian  asturianu/a,  asturiano/a Statute of Autonomy January 11, 1982 Parliamentary representation  â€“ Congress seats  â€“ Senate seats... Catalonia (Catalan: Catalunya ; Spanish: Cataluña ; Aranese: Catalonha ; French: Catalogne) is a formerly independent country in southern Europe, situated in the north-east of Spain and the adjoining portion of France. ...


He defended the pact of alliance with the other workers' political parties and trade unions, such as the Communist Party of Spain (PCE) and the anarchist trade union, the Workers' National Confederation (CNT). Once again, this placed him at odds with Prieto. After the Popular Front won the elections in February 1936, president Manuel Azaña proposed Prieto to join the government, but Largo Caballero blocked these attempts of collaboration between PSOE and the Republican government. Largo Caballero despised the fears of a coup, and predicted that, were it to happen, a general strike would defeat it, opening the door to the workers' revolution. PCE symbol More symbols and logos The Communist Party of Spain (Partido Comunista de España or PCE) is the third largest political party of Spain. ... Anarchism can refer to any of a range of political views, characterized by a rejection of authority in various forms. ... The Confederación Nacional del Trabajo (National Confederation of Labour or CNT), founded in Barcelona, Spain, in 1910, was at one time that countrys largest labor organization. ... The Frente Popular (Spanish Popular Front) was an electoral coalition and pact signed in January 1936 by various left-wing political organisations, instigated by Manuel Azaña for the purpose of contesting that years election. ...


In the event, the coup attempt by the colonial army and the right came on July 17, 1936. While not immediately successful, it devolved into the Spanish Civil War (1936-1939), in which the republic was ultimately defeated. July 17 is the 198th day (199th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar, with 167 days remaining. ... History of Spain series Prehistoric Spain Roman Spain Muslim Conquest of Iberia Timeline of Muslim Occupation Medieval Spain Age of Reconquest Age of Expansion Age of Enlightenment Reaction and Revolution First Spanish Republic The Restoration Second Spanish Republic Spanish Civil War The Dictatorship Modern Spain Topics Economic History Military History... 1936 was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... Hey. ...


On September 4, 1936, with the country in a state of civil war, he was designated Prime Minister and Minister of War. His particular focus, besides the obvious matter of the conducting the war itself, was to maintain military discipline and governmental authority within the Republican zone. Nonetheless, the May 38, 1937 revolt in Barcelona by the ex-Trotskyist POUM and the anarchist CNT provided the occasion for the Communists to provoke a governmental crisis, forcing his resignation on May 17, leading to the Popular Front government of doctor Juan Negrín, also a member of the PSOE, but closer to the Communists. September 4 is the 247th day of the year (248th in leap years). ... The following is the list of those who have served as President of the Spanish government. ... May 3 is the 123rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (124th in leap years). ... May 8 is the 128th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (129th in leap years). ... Barcelona within Barcelonès Population (2003) 1,582,738 Area 1004 Km2 Population density (2001) 15,764/Km2 Barcelona is the capital city of Catalonia, an autonomous community in northeastern Spain, and Spains second-largest city (after Madrid). ... Trotskyism is the theory of Marxism as advocated by Leon Trotsky. ... The Workers Party of Marxist Unification (POUM, Partido Obrero de Unificación Marxista) was a Spanish political party around the time of the Spanish Civil War. ... May 17 is the 137th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (138th in leap years). ... Popular Fronts comprise broad coalitions of political and other groups, often made up of oppositioners or left wingers, and often united against particularly stringent circumstances. ... Juan Negrín Lopez (Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, February 3, 1887 - Paris, November 12, 1956) was a Spanish republican political figure during the Spanish Civil War. ...


Upon the defeat of the Republic in 1939, he fled to France. Arrested during the German occupation of France, he spent most of World War II imprisoned in the Dachau concentration camp, until its liberation at the end of the war. He died in exile in Paris in 1946; his remains were returned to Madrid in 1978. Hey. ... Wikipedia will not tolerate irrelevant posts. ... SS Chief Heinrich Himmler inspects the Dachau concentration camp (1936) The Dachau concentration camp was a Nazi German concentration camp near the city of Dachau, north of Munich, in southern Germany. ... A concentration camp is a large detention center created for political opponents, aliens, specific ethnic or religious groups, civilians of a critical war-zone, or other groups of people, often during a war. ... The Eiffel Tower has become a symbol of Paris throughout the world. ... 1978 was a common year starting on Sunday (the link is to a full 1978 calendar). ...


His son, Francisco Largo Calvo, was imprisoned by the Francoists at the start of the Spanish Civil War and spent the entire war behind bars under the threat of execution. Largo Calvo fled Spain to Mexico in 1949 where he resided until his death in 2001. Largo Caballero is survived by his grandaughter, Sonia Lellis, and two great-grandchildren, Christopher and Ryan Lellis, who reside in the United States.

Preceded by:
José Giral
Prime Minister of Spain
1936-1937
Succeeded by:
Juan Negrín

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Francisco Largo Caballero - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (676 words)
Responding to this reversal of fortune, Largo Caballero abandoned his moderate positions, began to talk of "socialist revolution", and became the leader of the left (Marxist and revolutionary) wing of the UGT and the PSOE.
Largo Caballero despised the fears of a coup, and predicted that, were it to happen, a general strike would defeat it, opening the door to the workers' revolution.
Largo Caballero is survived by his granddaughter, Sonia Lellis, and two great-grandchildren, Christopher and Ryan Lellis, who reside in the United States.
Francisco Largo Caballero (3069 words)
Largo Caballero's views were attacked by Indalecio Prieto, the leader of the right-wing of the Socialist Party.
Largo Caballero served as minister of labour and formulated agrarian policies which called for the distribution of land to landless labourers.
Caballero, having arrived at the need to establish the institution of political commissars, so far has not been able to realize this, because of the extraordinary bureaucratic sluggishness of the syndicalists, whom he greatly criticizes and yet without whom he considers it impossible to undertake anything.
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