The Dictator Files: Francisco Franco

Can you name these facts about the Spanish leader Francisco Franco?
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On which side (faction) of the Spanish Civil War did he fight?
Nationalist
What was the name of the losing side of the Spanish Civil War?
Republican
What C Spanish title did he assume during his reign?
Caudillo
In what African country was he serving when he rose through the ranks to become
a brigadier general in 1926?
Morocco
What was the sole ruling party of Spain during his reign?
FET y de las JONS
He served in the Spanish Army as a cadet in the Infantry Academy of what T city?
Toledo
What position did Spain hold during the World War II?
Neutral
He led the suppression of the striking miners in what Spanish region in 1934?
Asturias
What Basque town was bombarded by Nazi Germany and Fascist Italy at the request
of Franco's faction? hint: Pablo Picasso's most famous painting
Guernica
What name was given to Franco's political repression which killed an estimated
160,000–200,000 political enemies?
White Terror
What was the name of the highest military rank he ever held?
Generalísimo
Where was his residence during his dictatorship?
El Pardo
What name was given to the economic boom the Spanish economy faced, 1959–1974?
Spanish Miracle
Who became Franco's adviser after the softening of his dictatorship?
Luis Carrero Blanco
With what disease did he struggle in the 1960s – which expanded the role of the above?
Parkinson's
Who became the King of Spain after he restored the monarchy?
Juan Carlos I
He actively sought the return of what British territory to Spain?
Gibraltar
What Spanish colony (known as Spanish Guinea) gained independence in 1968?
Equatorial Guinea
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Level 52
Dec 9, 2020
You should remove the redundant 'of' from the description
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Level 47
Oct 13, 2021
YO SHOULD ACCEPT THE BASQUE AN OFFICIAL NAME OF GERNIKA ALONG WITH GUERNICA.