|This is a note making - essay planning - exam preparation
type of question. You need to divide your notes/plan into two sections.
structure in Farmer (this will work for most essay formats).
weaknesses = (i) political disunity (ii) military problems (iii)
Nationalist Strengths = (i) political unity
(ii) military strengths (iii) economic advantages (iv) Franco's
Supplement your notes with Culpin and Henig e.g. nice
quotation from George Orwell about divisions between the Republicans
about how and why the war was being fought. Andrew Forest has a
case-study essay about what the Republican defence of Madrid revealed
about both republican strengths and weaknesses (56-61). On the
strengths note the success of the propaganda and such legendary
figures as La Pasionaria and the inspirational role of the
International Brigades. On the weaknesses the lack of unity and
political differences are well documented.