Foreign News: The Amazing Franco

In the terraced city of Tetuan, 10.000 Arabs and Berber tribesmen chanted Viva Espana! and begged Spain's help in throwing off 50 years of French authority in Morocco. In Madrid. Falangist hoodlums stoned the British embassy; in Seville, they screamed "Franco! Franco! We want Gibraltar." All last week, in an outburst of diplomatic orneriness, Spain set out to antagonize its neighbors.

Troubled Morocco is a hybrid North African protectorate where France nominally holds overall authority through a puppet sultan but in turn sublets the sultan's power to Spain and a caliph in a ninth...

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