80 years ago, Spain plunged into civil war

General Francisco Franco (C) declared victory in Spain's civil war on April 1, 1939 and ruled until his death in 1975Eighty years ago, civil war broke out in Spain, a painful, bloody wound that has yet to heal. The coup failed but divided the country between those who supported the Republic and the “nationalist” rebels. Among these was General Francisco Franco, in command of the army in the Spanish protectorate of Morocco.

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