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It can be a adjective , a common noun, a proper name or even a surname. The meanings of the term franc vary widely according to context.

Franco, therefore, can refer to someone who It is honest, plain, truthful and sincere when it comes to establishing a social bond with another person . For example: "I will be frank: if the situation does not change in the coming months, I will be forced to close the business", "The doctor was frank with me and told me that if I don't take care of myself, I can have very serious complications.", “It seems perfect to marry Hugo: he is a frank and hardworking man”.

Another use of franc as an adjective is linked to what is evident and that does not raise any doubt or uncertainty : "The performance of the team is in sharp rise thanks to the incorporation of the US reinforcement", “The victim experienced a frank improvement in her Health and I could be discharged in the next few hours ”.

An area that has a tax exemption It also receives the franca qualifier: “The Japanese company has expressed its intention to settle in the port Frank that is south of Cabo González ”, “TVs are cheaper since they come from a free region”.

Franco is also the french currency and from other nations (“This product is priced at two hundred francs”) and the compositional element which is associated with the French ("The Franco-Argentine player scored three goals in the last two games")

Franco, finally, may be the name (as the Venezuelan singer Frank de vita ) or the last name (the Spanish dictator Francisco Franco ) of a person.

Franco's dictatorship

The period of the history Spanish in which Francisco Franco held the presidency of the country is known by the names dictatorship or regime, Francoist or Franco. The development of this fatal stage for the Spaniards began with the Civil War, in 1936, and ended with the death of the dictator, in 1975.

Franco was a dictator with very conservative ideas, but without a ideology very definite; two of his favorite concepts, on the other hand, were authority and order. He took several teachings from his models, Hitler and Musolini; This can be seen, for example, in the fact that they have called themselves the leader, with the intention of returning its most charismatic and close image, and the creation of National Movement at the beginning of the Civil War (a unique party inspired by fascism).

Let's look at some of the characteristics of the dictatorship Franco:

* unlike other European countries, Spain experienced an unfortunate economic backwardness that stagnated it, thanks to the policy of autarchy;
* concentrated all powers in the dictator (controlled the legislative and executive, in addition to intervening in the judicial);
* There was no constitution. So that the presence of institutions did not limit his personal power, Franco based his mandate on a series of Fundamental Laws, instead of a code basic;
* political pluralism was denied, since the only party recognized during the Franco regime was the National Movement, mentioned above (its full name was Traditional Spanish Phalanx and of the National Trade Union Offensive Boards).

Franco's regime was also characterized by families ideological, each of which faced the reality politics in its own way: monarchists , divided into Carlistas (in favor of conservative and Catholic traditionalism) and Donjuanistas (defenders of the constitutional monarchy existing before the Second Republic); the Falangists , blindly faithful to the dictator; the Catholics , with the collaboration of Opus Dei and the National Catholic Association of Propagandists; he army , which provided the brute force; the pure Franco , whose bond with Franco was unwavering.

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