Franco's Spain and Castro's Cuba A Distinction Without a Difference?

McKay, John C.
May 2008
U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings;May2008, Vol. 134 Issue 5, p30
Conference Proceeding
The article describes how the fascist regime of dictator Francisco Franco of Spain was gradually recognized by the U.S. In March 1946, the U.S., Great Britain and France issued a joint declaration condemning the Franco regime. In mid-1950, the U.S. Department of State declared to seek normalized relations with the Franco regime. The Department further declared that the Spanish government should be approached to acquire air and naval bases.


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