What happened to Spain when Franco died?

How many Spaniards died under Franco?

Franco’s regime committed a series of violent human rights abuses against the Spanish people, causing an estimated 200,000 to 400,000 deaths.

Where is Franco’s body now?

What was Francisco Franco’s nickname?

Francisco Franco

Su Excelencia el Jefe del Estado Generalísimo Francisco Franco
Nickname(s) Caudillo
Allegiance Kingdom of Spain (1907–1931) Spanish Republic (1931–1936) Spanish State (1936–1975)
Branch/service Spanish Armed Forces
Years of service 1907–1975

How many Spaniards died in the Holocaust?

For years, the names of the 4,427 Spaniards who died in the Nazi concentration camp, Mauthausen-Gusen, were tucked away inside several old books in the headquarters of the Central Civil Registry on Madrid’s Montera street.

What was Franco’s ideology?

Franco himself was increasingly portrayed as a fervent Catholic and a staunch defender of Roman Catholicism, the declared state religion. The regime favoured very conservative Roman Catholicism and it reversed the secularisation process that had taken place under the Republic.

Did Franco have concentration camps?

Salient among these were the Franco concentration camps, a violent re-educational system made up of more than 180 camps, 104 of which were permanent. The camps operated from 1936 until 1947, under the control of Franco’s army, with its corresponding regime of forced labour and exploitation of prisoners of war.

Why did they moving Franco’s body?

Last August, despite objections from his family and the right-wing People’s and Citizens parties, the government approved the exhumation. It wanted to find a more low-key burial place where the dictator’s followers would find it harder to pay tribute.

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