Revolution of 1934
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Revolution of 1934

Revolution of 1934
Column of Guardias Civiles during the 1934 Asturian Revolution, Brañosera.jpg
Civil Guard forces with prisoners in Brañosera
Date5 October – 19 October 1934
Spain, mostly Asturias and Catalonia
  • The Spanish republican government effectively eliminates the rebellions in Asturias and Catalonia.

 Spanish Republic

Bahnmarke bleibt an Backbord liegen.svg Republic of Asturias

Flag of Catalonia.svg Catalan State

Commanders and leaders
Niceto Alcalá-Zamora
Alejandro Lerroux
Diego Hidalgo y Durán
Francisco Franco
Manuel Goded
Eduardo López Ochoa
Agustín Muñoz Grandes
Juan Yagüe
Domingo Batet
Lisardo Doval Bravo
Cecilio Bedia de la Cavallería
Belarmino Tomás Surrendered
Ramón González Peña
Teodomiro Menéndez (POW)

Lluís Companys Surrendered
Federico Escofet Surrendered
Enrique Pérez Farrás Surrendered
Casualties and losses
N/A 1,500–2,000 dead
15,000–30,000 arrested

The Revolution of 1934, also known as the Revolution of October 1934, or the Revolutionary General Strike of 1934 was a revolutionary strike movement that took place between October 5 and October 19, 1934, during the black biennium of the Second Spanish Republic. The movement was supported by many PSOE and UGT members, notably Largo Caballero. Most of the events occurred in Catalonia and Asturias. Historians have argued that the incident increased the likelihood of civil war.[1]

The Revolution began with the Asturian miners' strike of 1934. In Catalonia the revolt was led by the Catalan government, and ended on the 6 October, after a street battle in Barcelona. The autonomy of Catalonia was suspended after the revolutionary attempt.

Although the vast majority of the events happened in Asturias and Catalonia, strikes, clashes and shootings happened also in the Basque country, north of Castile and León, Cantabria or Madrid.


  1. ^ Keeley Rogers & Jo Thomas, Causes of 20th Century Wars, Page 228

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