Franco's Regime Totters

Bates, Ralph
November 1943
New Republic;11/15/43, Vol. 109 Issue 20, p675
Focuses on the tottering of General Francisco Franco government of Spain in the wake of the World War II. Claim that the Moscow Pact may accelerate the process of decomposition of the government; Petition of a few generals of Spain to Franco for a restoration of the monarchy in Spain; Limitation of the list of opposition by the fascist organization, Falange to nationalists, monarchists, capitalists and Christian liberals; Consequences of an Allied victory as delineated by the generals in the petition submitted to Franco; Assertion by the royalists that monarchy alone can stave off a revolution in Spain; Identification of Falange with Axis powers making it ineligible to deal with the United Nations; Ambiguous position taken by Franco against the attack on his rule; Steps taken by Franco to garner public support.


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