One of the best leaders this world has ever seen. No-nonsense kind of guy who actually cared about his people and nation. While you may disagree with his politics of Fascism; you cannot deny that he loved his people and his country. (Spain) He is/was a very misunderstood man in his time and is an unsung hero. (sadly he is often characterized by the left-wing as a villain.)

Side note: I am actually a Cajun from Louisiana state (USA) and not a European but one of my Cajun relatives fought on the Nationalist side during the civil war; in respect to help keep Spain together.

Cajun French people respect Spain because Spain helped us during our attempted genocide by the British Protestants in Nova Scotia (Canada) during the 18th century; who wanted to genocide us because we were Catholics and also wanted to steal the land.

(Spain had to pay for our boats, as refugee's. While the ungrateful French just sat on their asses and did nothing for us....)

If Franco were still alive today and would see how Spain and the rest of Europe had turned out; he would be so ashamed.
Francisco Franco was a true leader and a hero and deserving of respect. Basques, Catalans and Portuguese are just bitter and jealous. Spain (and other European countries) need another good leader like Franco; this is why their country has been in a decline; ever since he passed away.
by Charmouche April 13, 2018
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Caudillo de Espana por la gracia de dios (Dictator of Spain by the Grace of God). Western Europe's last fascist dictator who overthrew a legitimate democratic government which led to a civil war which he won thanks to the help of Hitler and especially Mussolini, resulting in considerable misery, isolation, executions of political prisoners and gays, and the wholesale trashing of Spain's cultural life. It has taken years for Spain to undo the damage Franco caused, even after over 30 years of democracy. And, all reports to the contrary, he's still dead
Francisco Franco's government banned the use of minority languages and heavily censored the media
by Rattus cattus July 5, 2006
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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.
by asredasblack February 15, 2005
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Brutal Spanish dictator (1947-1975) that ran a fascist nightmare police state. Also known as Generalissimo or El Caduillo (The Leader). Admirer of Hitler and Mussolini.

Also: Darling of the hyper-right Catholic Traditionalist or Integrist set. Franco was a great patron of the Roman Catholic Church. Some extreme fundamentalist Catholics candy coat Franco's regime as a Catholic monarchical paradise on earth, when in fact it was just another example of a soul and life crushing totalitarian state.
Catholic fundie: Generalissimo Francisco Franco's reign was a great example of a Catholic Monarchy! Democracy is selfish since most people vote for their depraved self-interests. A benevolent Catholic king will create a moral state!

Sane agnostic: (sarcasm) Yeah! A murderous secret police, extreme censorship, death camps, arbitrary imprisonment and execution, and a megalomaniacal despot! Yep, sure beats free speech, freedom of religious assembly, and due process any day!
by poorbrokegradstudent August 15, 2010
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