SPAIN: Back from Exile?

The whispering behind locked Spanish royalist doors in Switzerland was all but deafening. Spain's royal family, in exile since 1931, was getting interested in the situation at home.

On the ninth anniversary of Spain's Civil War, Franco announced to the National Council of the Spanish Falange (fascist) Party the first step in his plan to adjust Spanish policy to the world's new climate: Spain, as a Catholic State, would in due course return to its traditional monarchy. When the time came for the dynasty to replace the dictator, the Cortes would receive its instructions.

Three days later the Generalissimo took a...

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