SPAIN: The Communist Flop

Having failed so ignobly to pull off a general strike in May of 1958, Spam's tiny but tightly organized Communist Party was determined that this year would be different. In the biggest flood of anti-Franco propaganda ever, they printed up hundreds of thousands of leaflets to prepare the workers to do their part when Radio Espana Independiente in Communist Prague gave the signal. To some of these leaflets they signed the names of liberal and Roman Catholic organizations that had not even been consulted. "A truly national movement!" cried the Communist radio. But when the big day finally arrived...

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