The Acts of the Democracies




Spain (Death of Franco)

General Francisco Bahamonde Franco, dictator of Spain since 1939, dies. Democracy returns to the county.

During the Spanish Civil War in the 1930s, Franco was supported and helped by Adolf Hitler (Nazi Germany), Benito Mussolini (Fascist Italy) and several USA companies (Ford, General Motors and Studebaker) who supplied 12,000 trucks.

Under Franco, all political parties and trade (labour) unions were banned, books were burned, and dissenters were tortured and executed. Between 1939 and 1975, the regime executed 192,684 people.

The USA had supported the country financially.

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