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Francisco Franco Bahamonde was a Spanish general who led the Nationalist forces in overthrowing the Second Spanish Republic during the Spanish Civil War and thereafter ruled over Spain from 1939 to 1975 as a dictator, assuming the title Caudillo. This period in Spanish history, from the Nationalist victory to Franco's death, is commonly known as Francoist Spain or the Francoist dictatorship.
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Franco exhumation a political game that debases his legacy, grandson says(This version of Oct. 23rd story corrects paragraph 6 to show court approval was last month)
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Spanish dictator Franco's remains arrive at cemetery north of MadridSpanish dictator Francisco Franco's remains arrived by helicopter on Thursday at the Mingorrubio cemetery north of Madrid, where they are to be reburied after being exhumed from a state mausoleum.
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Also reported by •Reuters
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Also reported by •Reuters
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