I have been reading the events that led to the start of the War. The riots against the church, business, and conservatives started a swing in politics. The left or Republicans took control. No religious teaching, churches burned, priest shot. Any evangelical was shot. Three years later Franco started the war by revolting against the communists. The scary part is the killing of priests and nuns starting in 1931. They just got away with it. As the Old Spain was pushed aside the Nationalists revolted. There were death squads on both sides. Probably around 200000 were billed that way. If you identified as religious you were shot, no trial. On the other side if you were identified as a socialist or Communists you were shot. Read and study this and see if it doesn't parallel where we are going.