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Franco, Francisco

[(frang-koh, frahng-koh)]

A Spanish general and dictator of the twentieth century, often called Generalissimo Franco. Franco, a fascist (see fascism), successfully led the Nationalist armies against the Loyalists during the Spanish Civil War in the 1930s and then ruled Spain firmly until his death in 1975.

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