This article argues that the repercussions of the First World War in the Spanish Protectorate in Morocco, often overlooked in the literature, were far from negligible. Tensions within the Spanish Army of Africa resurfaced and relations with French counterparts in Morocco steadily deteriorated as a result of the conflict. Ultimately, the Great War highlighted (and aggravated) the contradictions, problems and denials of the Spanish colonisation in Morocco. After the war, all the conditions were present for the transformation of the Moroccan venture in the most formidable challenge that the Spanish governments were to face in the last years of the Restoration regime (1918-1923).
|Translated title of the contribution||The irresistible spiral: the Great War and the Spanish Protectorate in Morocco (1914-1918).|
|Early online date||1 Jan 2017|
|Publication status||Published - 2017|