n. Militaristic Fascist Spanish dictator from 1939 to 1975.
He led the Nationalist side for most of the Spanish Civil war, against the Republican side, which comprised of Communists and Anarchists. Aided by forces sent by Hitler and Mussolini, and by the backstabbing Communists, The Nationalists won the war in April of 1975.
Franco's reign of terror was marked by oppression and routine disappearances. Political opponents were often executed, and the brutal Guardia Civil was omnipresent.
To this day, Franco is remembered as the destroyer of inherant proof that an Anarchist society is possible. (The Anarchists managed to organize most of North Eastern Spain into efficient worker-controlled collectives. With the end of the Civil war, authoritanarianism was established.)
Franco was a prick who destroyed probably the best organization in the last century.
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