SPAIN: Looking Inward

Dictator Francisco Franco, like Dictator Stalin (see below), saw hostile foreigners around every corner. Last week he felt a sudden surge of claustrophobia.

At Segovia, the plump little Caudillo told 3,000 lean Spaniards that, just by looking at them, he could see they were "really short of nourishment." He blustered: "It is the fault of outside nations which deny us many things." Franco's solution: "If we can't progress looking outward, then we'll progress looking inward."

Certainly the outside world was none too friendly. Same day in London, the General Assembly condemned Franco's regime, barred Spain from UNO, 45-to-0.


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