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[frang-koh; Spanish frahng-kaw] /ˈfræŋ koʊ; Spanish ˈfrɑŋ kɔ/
Francisco (Francisco Paulino Hermenegildo Teódulo Franco-Bahamonde"El Caudillo") 1892–1975, Spanish military leader and dictator: chief of state 1939–47; regent of the kingdom of Spain 1947–75.
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  • General francisco franco and his army defeated the forces which wanted a republic, and also those who wanted to set up Communism.

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/ˈfræŋkəʊ; Spanish ˈfraŋko/
Francisco (franˈθisko), called el Caudillo. 1892–1975, Spanish general and statesman; head of state (1939–1975). He was commander-in-chief of the Falangists in the Spanish Civil War (1936–39), defeating the republican government and establishing a dictatorship (1939). He kept Spain neutral in World War II
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