During the Spanish Civil War, Dr. Juan Negrín was asked to create a new government for the Spanish Republic. In May 1938, he gave a speech delineating his aims for the Republic through his Thirteen-Point Program. As the last Prime Minister of the Republic, Juan Negrín was criticized for being a Communist sympathizer and a puppet of Joseph Stalin. This paper focuses on deconstruction Juan Negrín’s Thirteen-Points to argue that he was not a puppet of Stalin, nor was he creating a new government that involved Communist policies. This paper concludes that Juan Negrín was not a puppet of Stalin nor a Communist, and he created a new government to strengthen the Republic and give rights to every citizen. He promised full civil and political rights and freedom of religion, although some critics disagree with him.
"Soviet Stooge or Spanish Socialist? The Political Ideology of Juan Negrín,"
Voces Novae: Vol. 1
, Article 7.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.chapman.edu/vocesnovae/vol1/iss1/7