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The Lion and the Tiger

This will be my first attempt at an AAR so I hope you all enjoy it. It will be about Nationalist Spain and her struggles and attempts to find a return to glory in a world still dominated by the British Empire, the Rise of Fascism, and the dangers of Communism and Imperialism.

This will be novel-type AAR, and I hope you all enjoy:

El León y el Tigre: Vida en Nacionalista España


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Chapter I: The End

Book One: The Bastion of Christ
Prolouge
Chapter II
 
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Chapter One: The End

Central Spain, 1953.


"Please don't cry, please don't leave me here alone."

"Stop," smiles the other, "You will be just fine, everything will be alright. You need not to worry."

"Please papa, tell... tell Juan."

"Sweet child of mine, dear Maria I know what it is you want."

He knelt over his dying child and saw her wounds and smiled to comfort her, she has tears not of pain but of emotion. She looks at her father and smiles, her tears dropping down from her eyes, but this isn't the end. It is far from the end, for every end is also a new beginning...

Madrid, New Years' 1936.

"Sweet dear come inside."

"Yes?"

"Take a look at your newborn child..."

"She is lovely, and what of a name?"

"I thought we agreed. Maria."

"Maria, I've always loved the name - Maria. Maria it is then, oh dear Maria, you are a beauty above the stars and pearls from heaven."

And you know not of the once powerful history of this nation, now reduced to shambles, nothing of any type, a once glorious empire that dominated the world as the British do today, and perhaps one day we shall have a gracious return to our former glory and selves, proof to the world that we are ready. That now Spain is ready to once again...

On the outbrake of Civil War, the Fronts look as such without any outside support at the moment.


The Republicans have 15 divisions at ready and the Nationalists have 15 at hand, both numbers will swell in the ranks with outside support. May God Bless Spain.
 

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Sweet, a Nationalist Spain AAR. Kill the Commies, reclaim the Empire and please, restore democracy and the monarchy.
 

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You want to eliminate fascism with Nat. Spain? Chop off Franco's head as soon as you can, then.

Did you look at the history? You have assigned "Milicias CNT" (Anarchist Militias) and "Columna Rojinegra" (Anarchist militias, too), to an army of Nat. Spain :rofl:
 

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ArchdukePaul said:
The Lion and the Tiger

This will be my first attempt at an AAR so I hope you all enjoy it. It will be about Nationalist Spain and her struggles and attempts to find a return to glory in a world still dominated by the British Empire, the Rise of Fascism, and the dangers of Communism and Imperialism.

This will be novel-type AAR, and I hope you all enjoy:

El León y el Tigre: Vida en Nacionalista España


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awesome, bookmarked it, just a correction if you don't mind, it's "El León y el Tigre: Vida en la España Nacionalista" (It should be España Nacional to be even more accurate, as that's how they called themselves, but Nacionalista is what the game says, so it's up to you).

P.D: Also, if you plan on making more flavour comments in spanish and are unsure about if it's correct or not don't hesitate to pm me, I LOVE those well placed comments in the language of the main country in the AAR :)
 

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Colonel Bran: May God truly be with the men of the Eighty Years' War.

Konig15: Thanks, and Time will tell...

DarkReborn: And no one is perfect :D I guess the Anarchist Militia will do just fine in the Nationalist Army, I like to think of them as Carlist supporters fighting for the Nationalist Front.

Tob.Ristlin: Gracious, I'll take that into mind and then hopefully I won't disapoint you in this story.

Le Jones: Thanks, I hope you will enjoy this AAR.
 
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Book One: The Bastion of Christ

~Inside the unfinished Catedral de la Almudena. Past Midnight. July 12, 1936.


Father Domingo Arturo Santiago sat at the helm of the roofless cathedral and looked at the dark skies above his head, construction in Madrid had halted and the streets have been lined with mobs and the Spanish Army has been deployed into the streets of Madrid and the government was under complete military protection from the rioters inside the capital of Spain itself.

"Carlos Ruiz," says a suprised Father to the young boy, "What brings you out here at such a time of night. And how does your wife do with your six-month old infant?"

"Muy bien."

The Father laughs, "Now perhaps one day the people of our nation will put a roof over my head."

"Perhaps not."

"What do you mean?"

"Take a look, the streets of Madrid are in chaos. We're leaving this god-forshaken city in the next week. Can't you see it? Civil War is approaching our beloved country, and God will not side with anyone besides the poor and the wounded. The Carlists have raised a militia in the north of Spain and the Facsists are preparing a army with the support of Hitler and Mussolini. What does that leave us with? Nothing but a standing army, a poor standing army who's allegiance will likely change when the war begins."

"And when can we expect the war?"

"Father, I hoped you could tell me. Perhaps a few weeks, months, or in the next few days? I really have no idea."

Outside the mobs grew in force and began to march pass the cathedral shouting and chanting as they approached a Rebulican Fortifaction on the streets with the soldiers shouting at the people to disperse. A Rebulican Officer rode out on horseback with his right arm up and aimed his pistol at the crowd and shouted, the crowd erupted in screams and hysteria. Father Santiago and Carlos Ruiz rushed outside after the seemingly streaking sound of thunder was heard. The crowd was silent and in disbelief. A man held a dying Spanaird in his hands and looked back at the Rebulican soldiers.


The crowd grew into a fury and they armed themselves, the leaders rushed in front and the crowd of over 500 rushed the Rebulican lines. Father Santiago and Carlos were separated in the confusion and chaos. The Rebulican officer on horseback fled back to his safety and ordered his soldiers, 10 to 12 strong to unleash a hail of bullets against the crowds.

"Fuego!" shouted the officer on horseback and the soldiers began to fire upon the crowd who began to panic in the onslaught. Few armed with any weapons, those who didn't attempted to flee and those who did stood to fight the tyranny of the Rebulican Government. The streets turned red with blood, the puddles filled and the screams of hundreds and gunshots of a few could be heard across the once glorious city of Madrid.

Juan was being knocked around by the fleeing people. From the dark corners of an alley-way an inconspicious man looked at the carnage from a distance and Juan moved in panic towards the alleys. He rested upon the ledge and looked at the streets of dying and dead and the Rebulican soldiers looked and silenced their weapons as the crowd totally dispersed. The man placed his arm on Juans' shoulder and he smiled.

"Remember me," said Lt. Valliez.

"Valliez."

"Juan, I have a warant for your arrest."

"Not again, I'm a free man."

"Not if I have anything to say with it," Lt. Valliez pulled out his pistol and aimed it at Juan and pulled the trigger, jammed.

In the confusion of the Spanish lieutentant Juan managed to flee from Valliez who he had just knocked out with a devestating punch to the mouth. Juan now calmly walked to his home when the policía moved in on the streets. The days of the old Spanish Empire were long gone, now the days of the Spanish Rebulic were numbered as well. Juan looked at the fearsome Spanish Mounted Policía and rushed into another alley and looked at the time on his watch, '3:07.'

Juan entered his home some time later and began to sit on his couch where he began to cry and that soon placed him to rest. The newspapers seemed to cover the incident last night with such speed and dubbed it the "Massacre at Almudena" in which 37 civilians were killed and 46 were injured; 2 Rebulican soldiers were injured and 5 police officers were injured. This was one of the final straws in the streets of Madrid. With Spanish forces being deployed north to deal with the Carlist Militia formations and the rest being deployed to major cities like Madrid, civil war seemed all but inevitable at this time of July 1936. And how will the Spanish populace take to the carnage and wickedness of civil war? For none can take minor skirmishing in the streets of the once glorious capital of Spain, think not their thoughts when the war erupts.


Some of the Peoples' Militia pose for a photo in Madrid, these men are the first "Nationalists" to wage a battle against the Republican Government.
 

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"The communists" was the legal goverment democratically elected.
 

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Stalinism had no impact in Spain before the war. It was then when the republic had to ask for help from the Soviet Union (After ask France and the UK) to win the war. And "the coup after the republican victory" is fiction.
 

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Intrigued to see whether the great powers will play this historically...
 

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DarkReborn: And no one is perfect :D I guess the Anarchist Militia will do just fine in the Nationalist Army, I like to think of them as Carlist supporters fighting for the Nationalist Front.
Then rename it to "Requetés de XXXX" (Te name of a province, for example).
 

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I know that it is fiction but hear me out.
My uncle's brother was killed by republicans (he was the village priest). He has told me that those republicans had stalinist ideals and should they have won the war he had no doubt they would have made spain communist.
This was In the albacete region.

Just to say to you that it is partially opinion partly familly history.
 

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Colonel Bran said:
Baron Rojo

I know that it is fiction but hear me out.
My uncle's brother was killed by republicans (he was the village priest). He has told me that those republicans had stalinist ideals and should they have won the war he had no doubt they would have made spain communist.
This was In the albacete region.

Just to say to you that it is partially opinion partly familly history.
In the 1936 the anarchist, communist, radical socialist, etc... Launched many attacks against the church, the monarchist, the right-wing partidaries, etc... Some of this attacks supported by the popular-front goverment.
 

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you can't tell if a country is going or is not going to take one ideological path or another just by the acts of some retards, at the time of the republic (pre war) the commies had only some presence in Asturies and some parts of Castille, they were meaningless, some informations give them around 2000 militants when the anarchists had about 1.000.000, yes, a million.
My father's grandfather was killed by the nationalists in 1940 (after the war ended) because he was an "important" member of Izquierda Republicana, Azaña's party, and with "important" I mean he was in the party commitee of his little village (around 1000 people), I just want to make clear that the Republican side was not only formed by communists, anarchists and left wing radicals, the Republic had to turn left becouse of the blockade Great Brittain forced around it, they basically threw the Republic into Stalin's arms.
 
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The difference between revolutionary and nationalist terror lies in the way they were conducted. When the rebellion begun, sporadic acts of random violence took place here and there, with extremists communists and anarchists shooting hated persons, such as great estate owners, bankers and alike. Whereas the nationalist side systematically and in a well controlled manner "cleaned" conquered territories and slaughtered all labour unionists, leftist party members, working class leaders and thousands upon thousands of POW's.

While it is true that there were murderers on the Republican side, the nationalists revenged in a very nazi-like manner. In fact the only real repression lead from the top on the rep. side was the hunt-down and destruction of POUM and FAI following the Barcelona uprising. It was machinated by NKVD specialists sent from Moscow, when the Popular Army was Stalinized.
 

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Kasakka said:
The difference between revolutionary and nationalist terror lies in the way they were conducted. When the rebellion begun, sporadic acts of random violence took place here and there, with extremists communists and anarchists shooting hated persons, such as great estate owners, bankers and alike. Whereas the nationalist side systematically and in a well controlled manner "cleaned" conquered territories and slaughtered all labour unionists, leftist party members, working class leaders and thousands upon thousands of POW's.

While it is true that there were murderers on the Republican side, the nationalists revenged in a very nazi-like manner. In fact the only real repression lead from the top on the rep. side was the hunt-down and destruction of POUM and FAI following the Barcelona uprising. It was machinated by NKVD specialists sent from Moscow, when the Popular Army was Stalinized.
That's a mistake. Even before the coup, the attacks over churches, the battles in the streets, etc... Where usual as the common crimes.

Moreover, in the Republican zone, the "cleaning" and the slaughter of all non-revolutionarian were applied too. Not only "estate owners, bankers...", belive in God was a crime to pay with your own live. Be partidary of the King was another crime with death (And torture, and rape for the women) as punishment, etc...

PS: In Spain was not "nazi-like manner".
 
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But as you said yourself, the killings of right wingers were "as usual crimes" - murders of single persons, done by small semi-independently acting croups. When the republicans controlled a village, there could've been a couple of robberies, a couple of murders (the richest person, the priest if he wasn't personally popular, a member of the nobility, the local police perhaps) done by local radicals or just ordinary criminals who used the situation to their advantage.

But when the nationalists came, they made lists of "dangerous persons" with the help of the local right wingers, the soldiers acting as coherent units led by their officers rounded up leftist party members, local labour unionists, family members of republican soldiers... then made them dig a grave, lined them up on the edge and gunned down the whole lot.

There is a thin line between execution and murder, systematical slaughter and "daggers in the dark". Not saying that killing innocent people was ever right, I daresay the nationalist side far exceeded the republicans when it comes to the volume of crimes of war.