Francisco Franco • 2019 • episode "5/6" The Dictator's Playbook

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Learn how Francisco Franco used the tactics of colonial war to win control of Spain. Driven by a deeply conservative vision, he used torture, murder and incarceration to transform Spanish Society.

The Dictator's Playbook • 2019 • 5 episodes •

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Learn how Francisco Franco used the tactics of colonial war to win control of Spain. Driven by a deeply conservative vision, he used torture, murder and incarceration to transform Spanish Society.

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