Source A i from Francos Unification Decree 19 April 1937

In Spain as in other countries where there are totalitarian regimes, traditional forces are now beginning to integrate themselves with the new forces. The Falange Española has attracted masses of young people . . . and has provided a new political and heroic framework for the present and a promise of Spanish fulfilment in the future. The Requetés, in addition to possessing martial qualities, have served through the centuries as the sacred repository of Spanish tradition and of Catholic spirituality, which have been the principal formative elements of our nationality . . .

The Movement that we lead today is . . . in the process of elaboration, subject to constant revision and improvement, as reality may counsel. It is not rigid or static, but flexible. Therefore, as a movement it has undergone different stages [of development].

Abandoning that preoccupation with doctrine, we bring an effective democracy, bearing to the people what really interests them: seeing and feeling themselves governed [by men with] an aspiration for integral justice, as much in the moral order as in the socio-economic realm.

Source A (ii): Franco's power within the FET.

Source A (ii): Franco's power within the FET.

Source B: political background or identification of members of Franco's cabinets, January 1938-July 1962.

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