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STALIN'S HAND IN SPAIN

Eden and Premier Laval paid their state visits to Moscow. Foreign Commissar Litvinov went to Washington, secured American recognition, and then played a star role in Geneva. He got world-wide publicity, but publicity was all he got. London would make no definite commitment. The treaty with France was a feeble reed to lean on.
In this state of things, after the outbreak of the Franco rebellion, Stalin turned his eyes towards Spain. He made haste slowly, as he always does. There was a period of watchful waiting, of furtive exploration. Stalin wanted to be sure first that there would be no quick and easy Franco victory. Then -lie intervened in Spain.
His idea was-and this was common knowledge among us who served him-to include Spain in the sphere of the Kremlin's influence. Such a domination would secure his ties with Paris and London, and thus strengthen, on the other hand, his bargaining position with Berlin. Once he was master of the Spanish Government-of vital strategic importance to France and Great Britain-he would find what he was seeking. He would be a force to be reckoned with, an ally to be coveted. The world believes that Stalin's octions in Spain were in some way connected with world revolution. But this is not true. The problem of world revolution had long before that ceased to be real to Stalin. It was solely a question of Russia's foreign policy.
Three countries participated directly in the Spanish Civil War : Germany, Italy and the Soviet Union. The participation of Germany and Italy was open. Both countries officially acknowledged the action of their expeditionary forces in Spain, exaggerating their military exploits rather than hiding them. But Stalin, unlike Mussolini, played it safe in Spain. Far from

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