Under Franco, Spain gave refuge to many Nazi's, including Martin Bormann. It became a haven for GLF Members, who escaped there and set up training camps in its territory. Spain remained isolated until after Franco's death, when it joined the European Confederation. In the meantime, US B-52s flew over for airstrikes against suspected terrorist training camps. One such airstrike led to the destruction of a village, with this being used as a propaganda coup by Franco. War almost broke out when a B-52 was shot down over Spanish airspace.