By Gaia Lisi
Let’s take a step back to the past. It is July 1936. News have brought a crisis to the League of Nations this morning. The League Times has just reported that the nationalist forces under the leadership of Francisco Franco have landed in Spain. This has created turmoil amongst the delegates especially since it is believed that it could not have been tackled without external help.
Italy and Germany, with their egos as big as their mustaches, were the elephant in the room while Greece, Ethiopia, Denmark, Bulgaria, and the United Kingdom strongly expressed their desire for non-intervention in Spain. The United Kingdom recognized that someone in the room took action and helped nationalist forces enter into Spain. “That does not shout peace. That shouts war”, the delegate of the UK stated. In the meanwhile, the delegations of China and the USSR got lost. If someone has seen them, please send a message through the futuristic Facebook.
Two blocs soon started to form: the countries in favour of non-intervention, mainly the democracies and the neutral countries fearing for a communist or fascist expansion in Europe; and the countries wanting to intervene in Spain, such as the USSR that would like to exploit the situation in Spain to fight against Fascism and spread communism in the Iberian Peninsula. In the brink of a war, Spain called for intervention. Words are not enough. If Facebook were to be exist, France would have already started the #jesuisSpain hashtag.
Germany took up the call from Spain and finally found his own voice. With an ability comparable only to Donald Trump, he was quick to point fingers to someone else, the USSR in this case, as the one responsible for the situation in Spain. He stressed that this is not a problem but a chance for Spain to embrace fascism once and for all. It seems like the Herr is in town. But where are his mustaches? The Kingdom of Italy seems to know something about it.