SPAIN: Family Affairs

Thin, nervous, ambitious Don Ramón Serrano Suñer found the road to success was comparatively easy. While his fat-bottomed brother-in-law, Generalissimo Francisco Franco, was crushing Spanish Loyalists, Serrano skulked behind the lines, building up the Falange Espanola Tradicionalista. As head Falangista, Serrano controlled Spain's sole political party with a claimed membership of some 2,500,000. As head of the Ministry of Press and Propaganda he controlled what all Spaniards (supposedly) read and thought. As Minister of the Interior he controlled what they ate and when they went to prison. When he became Foreign...

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