Saturday, December 16, 2017

Fact of the Day: King Franco

When Francisco Franco overthrew the left-wing government of Spain during the Spanish Civil War, he was able to do this partly over the support of monarchists whom Franco was officially a member. They wanted to restore the Spanish monarchy, however Franco only officially restored it but Spain didn't have a king when he took power. He named himself regent for life, enjoyed the life of a king, but did not carry the title of King of Spain.  

9 comments:

shwet said...

Great of him!
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NanaDiana said...

That's interesting. He was kind of a regal looking man. Hope you and Daisy are getting ready for a Merry Christmas. Hugs- Diana

Christine said...

Interesting.

Pat Hatt said...

One way to do it, just name yourself it.

stephen Hayes said...

...and then he returned the monarchy!

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Fascist bastard.

Martha said...

My thoughts exactly!

Huggybear said...

As I travelled to Spain when the Generalissimo was in power, no country on earth was safer!
He did save Spain from absolute anarchy and communism of the worst version.........Stalinist!
Colin

JACKIESUE said...

I just remember the running joke about him on SNL..