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Why does a Star of David appear at a rally with Francisco Franco?

Q Why does a Star of David appear at a rally with Francisco Franco? Because the symbol was much more ambiguous at the time, and not a one-to-one signifier of "Jewishness". Because Franco ...
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Why does a Star of David appear at a rally with Francisco Franco?

Although we can't tell the colours from the OP's photo, and although the dimensions are different, circumstantial evidence suggests this may be the flag of the Khalif of Morocco, the puppet ruler who ...
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What did Hitler mean with the following statement about Franco?

I am not sure what Hitler did know about the political details of Spain and I certainly cannot be sure of what he was thinking, so I will just laid out some data and thoughts: While Franco's side is ...
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What did Hitler mean with the following statement about Franco?

Hitler is saying that he thinks he can make use of the Spanish communists, some day, so some sort of contact with them ought to be maintained (that's the metaphor "keep them on the back burner.") He's ...
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What was the Catholic Church trying to do in Spain in the 1930s?

I don't have much specific knowledge about this topic, but I can help you try to dig a little deeper into other relevant articles on Wikipedia :) The two sides of the Spanish Civil War were the ...
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What did Hitler mean with the following statement about Franco?

In addition to other answers, it should be noted that the Germans were taking Spanish "Red" exiles to forced labour and extermination camps - notably Mauthausen - since 1940 and kept doing so until ...
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Do we know who the Italian is?

There was probably no such person. He made the man up to make a general point, though similar people existed, and it's likely Orwell met them. I admire Orwell and agree with the political beliefs he ...
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What did Hitler mean with the following statement about Franco?

There are two important things to consider. What this all is supposed to mean is pretty clear from context. Quoted below. In essence: The impressive people are "the Reds". They are to be "made use ...
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Why, and how, was the Catholic Church in Spain reactionary in the early 20th century?

Ok, I will be brief. Before the historical part, the general notes: Christianism in general and Catholicism love hierarchies: God -> Saints -> Men; Pope -> Bishops -> Priests -> Population, all of ...
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What did Hitler mean with the following statement about Franco?

Inspired on your thread, I opened a thread about this in the alternatehistory.com forum. I agree with three of the answers from overoceans, Mariam and BBadolato. While some people have definitely ...
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What was the Catholic Church trying to do in Spain in the 1930s?

To answer your question about the Catholic Church in 1930s Spain. The answer is, the Church wanted to avoid change and retain the status quo. To make an overly bold statement, the left were desperate ...
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What was the attitude of Brazil's government towards the Spanish Civil War?

During the build up to WWII (which of course includes the period within which the Spanish Civil War happened) Vargas oscilated, probably on purpose, between a closer alliance with the US and UK, and ...
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Why was the Republican government of Spain so slow to react to the Nationalist revolt?

You concentrate in general Franco as the only leader. The Coup was lead by the commander Sanjurjo followed by Mola in the Peninsula and Franco as the leader of the Afrikan army (the best with the most ...
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