Fascism is a philosophy that’s as old as history. It actually means that when there’s chaos in society then the government should take over with an Iron hand. This concept of Fascism comes down to modern times from the Roman era. In the 20th century when Europe had an economic downturn and people were wondering what to do and unemployment and lack of real wages had come to the fore, the stage was set for an extremist doctrine.
He was a fantastic man in his own way but his wayward life allowed him down. Towards the close of the war, he was a broken man who nearly became a running boy of Hitler. He met a sad end as stunt fighters shot him dead and his body was hung in the public square in Milan. Another place where Fascism climbed was Germany. The First World War had crippled Germany, that buying a loaf of bread was a torture. With all-round economic stagnation, Adolf Hitler came to power on the concept of Fascism and German Pride. Hitler formed the Nazi party and over a period of a half-dozen years, he took control over whole Europe.
He switched his attention to Spain where another Fascist General Francisco Franco was battling with the Royalists in a civil war.
Hitler believed his this obligation to assist Franco and he discharged firearms and volunteers to assist the Spanish leader. The forces of general Franco managed to consolidate his rule and by mid-thirties, Franco became Caudillo or the leader of Spain. He came up with the idea of asking Spain to assist him in the war
Franco was a wise man and though he made some verbal claims, he didn’t commit on the dotted line to Hitler and Mussolini. I don’t know if he had a Sixth Sense but likely he had a sense that the bubble could burst anytime and it would hurt him. Therefore he did not knowingly participate in the war on the side of Hitler though he was a Fascist into the core.
The fact that overall Franco didn’t join Hitler and Mussolini in World War II was a element that saved him in the close of the war. With Mussolini and Hitler dead, overall Franco was the last surviving fascist. Franco ruled for nearly 40 years and during this period he made a few very far-reaching conclusions. Among his conclusions was that after his departure the Spanish royal house could be restored and Spain would become a monarchy again. In my opinion, this was a really terrific choice and Franco should take credit for this. He could have easily asked one of his kids to be successful in him but Franco was a changed man after World War II. To show America and the UK he had been on their side and to ensure his own survival he joined NATO
Throughout the four years of Franco’s rule, the one present he bestowed on the Spanish people had been equilibrium. He suppressed separatist trends and Catalonia which desired liberty was boxed in. He believed in the unity of Spain and it’s on record that Franco seldom went from Spain.
He was lonely but narrative records he not only lived in Spain but lasted ruling four decades. This is no mean accomplishment. Franco is still one of the most enduring rulers in Europe throughout the 20th century. The Spanish individuals sometime must be thinking about how Franco who had been a designated friend of Hitler and Mussolini lived.
Set in history
Franco has a permanent place in the history of Spain. Lots of people still remember him as a strong man- as a man who brought order in society. Now with Franco dead and gone, fissiparous tendencies have emerged in Spain and people wonder if Franco’s rule was good for Spain.