Friday, March 21, 2014

100 Words a Day 582

“The Spanish slide back to fascism was rapid, and accomplished with little fanfare. As a culture, they are well-disposed to the adoption of totalitarian rule. They first experienced it when the peninsula was brought to heel by the Catholic Monarchs in 1492. The monarchy continued despite attempts to move away from absolutism. After the Spanish Civil War, the country was ruled by General Franco, whose reign only ended upon his death and the declaration by his successor, Juan Carlos, that the fascist government was ended. Even after that, there was an assassination intended to restore the military-backed regime to power.”

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