Living Utopia by Gamero, Juan
On April 14, 1931 the Spanish monarchy was declared overthrown and a provisional government took power. In the ensuing years, the second Spanish republic became increasingly divided between the extreme left and the extreme right. In the elections of February 1936, the left won a clear majority. Unhappy with the left being in power, generals Goded, Mola, and Franco decided to overthrow the government. Franco was proclaimed head of the Nationalist government on September 29, 1936. The Spanish Civil War between the Republicans and the Nationalists lasted until 1939 when finally the Nationalists prevailed.