Talk:Juan Negrín

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President of the Government[edit]

Negrín was "Presidente del Gobierno" or "Presidente del Consejo"? I believed the first term was invented during Franco's dictatorship. In that case, instead of using the term President of the Government in the article it'd be better to say simply Prime Minister, the, in my opinion, best English translation in any case. MJGR 10:43, 18 August 2006 (UTC)

What is S.E.R.E.?[edit]

The article talks about the S.E.R.E., but, what was it? What does the acronym mean? MJGR 10:49, 18 August 2006 (UTC)


The succession box claims Negrin was followed by Franco. However, the Republican government continued its activity in exile after the end of the war. So, who succeded Negrín, Franco or the next official president of the Republican government? MJGR 10:52, 18 August 2006 (UTC)


I've added the stub tag because I believe the article can be seriously expanded and it can't be considered complete. MJGR 10:56, 18 August 2006 (UTC)


This entry doesn't really carry the same tone as the other articles relating to the Spanish Civil War. Also, it doesn't mention the extralegal purges of non-stalinist leftists by spanish communists (most notably, the abduction, torture, and murder of Andreas Nin) and Negrin's attempt to curtail the violence.


The entry should also mention that Negrin transferred Spain's entire gold reserves to the Soviet Union, which refused to return them after the war claiming they were owed "storage fees". 23:08, 15 August 2007 User:Brokenarch

Whatever the truth about the widely-circulated gold story, it should be certainly be addressed in this article. AnonMoos 16:56, 27 October 2007 (UTC)

Assistance of Nazi Germany[edit]

This needs to be mentioned in some appropriate fashion, in addition to the experience of the soldiers in the Rif war.--JohnnyB256 (talk) 11:58, 25 October 2008 (UTC)

Run-on Sentence[edit]

On 18 May 1937, Manuel Azaña (after Largo was dismissed) named Negrín the 135th President of the Government, with the hope of fortifying the central power front against largely independent armed labor unions and Anarchists, thus curtailing the revolution in Republican Spain in order to create a state capable of simultaneously defeating Francisco Franco's rebel army and win the sympathy of progressive Catholics and members of the middle class who were revolted by the political and social oppression of the Republican Government, starting in 1935.
  • Please break it up into parts.
  • Whose hope does the sentence refer to?
  • "Franciso Franco's rebel army", does this refer to the Nationalist forces or something else?
  • ", starting in 1935" -- what (or who) was starting? The Spanish Civil War started in July 1936. patsw (talk) 03:12, 20 September 2009 (UTC)