Spain in the First World War. The Dilemma of the Neutrality Cover Image

Spanyolország az első világháborúban. A semlegesség dilemmái
Spain in the First World War. The Dilemma of the Neutrality

Author(s): Mária Pallagi
Subject(s): Diplomatic history, Economic history, Political history, 19th Century, Pre-WW I & WW I (1900 -1919)
Published by: Eötvös Loránd Tudományegyetem, Új-és Jelenkori Egyetemes Történeti Tanszék
Keywords: Spanish neutrality; Ballhausplatz ; Madrid; duke Karl Emil Fürstenberg; Spanish expansion; „visions” in the WWI; Álvaro de Figueroa y Torres; count of Romanones; Eduardo Dato; Vásquez de Mella;
Summary/Abstract: I examine the Spanish neutralism during the WWI. Primarily I show the question of Spain’s role between 1914-1918 in the aspects of the Austro-Hungarian monarchy’s diplomats in Madrid and I examine the reports of the ambassador duke Karl Emil Fürstenberg. I try to find the answer: why was Spain, and the maintenance of Spanish neutralism important in the rivalry of the Great Powers and I show the division of the Spanish political elite and society in the question of the attitude towards war, while I emphasize the elements of the arguments, expectations and hopes of the two sympathizer camps towards the great powers. In my essay I prove the dilemmas of Alfonz XIII in connection with the neutralism as well.

  • Page Range: 265-282
  • Page Count: 18
  • Publication Year: 2015
  • Language: Hungarian