General Franco

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Noun1.General Franco - Spanish general whose armies took control of Spain in 1939 and who ruled as a dictator until his death (1892-1975)General Franco - Spanish general whose armies took control of Spain in 1939 and who ruled as a dictator until his death (1892-1975)
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GEORGE Hook sparked another social media storm yesterday after claiming he has a soft spot for murderous tyrant General Franco.
Parece que los herederos de la hija del general Franco estan de acuerdo en respetar el reparto que haya hecho su madre, incluidos los tres titulos nobiliarios que reunian Carmen Franco y su marido Cristobal Martinez-Bordiu, marques de Villaverde.
General Franco joined a military uprising in 1936 and ruled Spain from the end of Spain's Civil War in 1939 until his death in 1975.
1975: General Franco, dictator of Spain for 36 years, died aged 82.
The Catalan government accusing Madrid of taking political prisoners - a reminder of life under dictator General Franco, when Catalan culture was suppressed.
1936: The Spanish Civil War began when the army, led by General Franco, revolted against the Republican government.
In 1940, as General Franco was switching the clocks to Berlin time, he also ordered that a huge national monument and mausoleum be constructed to establish "a place of rest and meditation to perpetuate the memory of those who fell in our glorious Crusade".
Tras desmantelar muchos mitos del franquismo y demostrar que el general Franco hizo una gran fortuna personal durante la guerra civil, Angel Vinas analiza en esta obra como los britanicos, a traves del financiero Juan March, sobornaron a ciertos militares y personas proximos a Franco, incluyendo a su hermano, para que presionasen a este a evitar que Espana entrase en la II Guerra Mundial del lado del Eje, concretamente entre el periodo comprendido entre el mes de junio de 1940 y hasta finales de 1942.
The panel provides a brief explanation of what led up to the Spanish Civil War which began when General Franco rebelled against the newlyelected government in 1936.
General Franco helped Real Madrid buy the world's best players in the 1950s and when the European Cup (the precursor of the European Champions League) was introduced in 1955, Real won the competition for six years in a row.
The Second Spanish Republic was created after a revolution in 1931, and ended in 1939 by General Franco, although a monarch only took the throne only after Franco's death in 1975.
Allan saved General Franco in Spain, helped invent the atomic bomb in the USA and got drunk with Stalin in Moscow.

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