Franco Prepares to Change Sides

Eulau, Heinz H. F.
October 1943
New Republic;10/4/43, Vol. 109 Issue 14, p446
Focuses on the political and economic condition of Spain in the fascist regime of General Francisco Franco. Contention that fascist-Spain is a vast concentration camp with distressed people too exhausted to cheer or protest; Imprisonment of people who upheld the democratic Republic during the civil war; Strict legislation in Spain to deal with rumor mongers, conspirators, those possessing firearms without licenses and saboteurs; Incompetence of fascist government to prevent economic recovery in Spain; Starvation in Spain caused by Broken-down communications and a faulty food-distribution system; Absence of energy in the country required for war mobilization; Possibility that Franco will shift allegiance to the United Nations; Turning of Spanish Republican politics in exile for the better.


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