Francoism is an Authoritarian Right ideology that believes that the beliefs of Francisco Franco should be implemented. He is very nationalistic, militaristic, and catholic.
It all started in 1936 during the beginning of the Spanish civil war. Franco emerged as the dominant rebel military leader and was proclaimed Head of State on 1 October 1936, ruling a dictatorship over the territory controlled by the Nationalist faction. The 1937 Unification Decree, which merged all parties supporting the rebel side, led to Nationalist Spain becoming a single-party regime under the FET y de las JONS
After the civil war
At the end of the civil war, the nationalists won and Franco became dictator of all of Spain. WW2 then broke out, and Spain did not join the Axis powers ( Germany, Japan and Italy) because of how war-torn the country was—or at least that was Franco’s alibi. Then the 1947 Law of Succession made Spain a de jure "Kingdom" again but it wasn't. Reforms were implemented in the 1950s and Spain abandoned autarky, kicked out the Falangist movement, which had been prone to isolationism, to a new breed of economists, the technocrats of Opus Dei. This led to massive economic growth, second only to Japan, that lasted until the mid-1970s, known as the "Spanish miracle". In 1955 Spain joined the United Nations and Franco was one of Europe's most outspoken anti-communist figures: his regime was assisted by the Western powers, particularly the United States, and it was asked to join NATO.
Death of Franco
Franco died in 1975 at the age of 82. He restored the monarchy before his death and made his successor King Juan Carlos I, who would lead the Spanish transition to democracy. This would be the end of Francoism in Spain.
Sociological Francoism or also called as Post-Francoism means that the political ideas of Francisco Franco continue to be in the society and politics of Spain despite hs death.
Mainly this can happen due to the support of ideas that the caudillo mainly defended as Authoritarianism, National Catholicism , Militarism, Technocracy and other ideals, but also this can be expressed with phrases like "Con Franco vivíamos mejor" (With Franco we lived better) and "Esto con Franco no pasaba" (This with Franco didn't happen) in a sarcastic or serious way.
Francoism believes in Authoritarianism, Anti-Communism, unitarian Spanish nationalism and National Catholicism , it sought Spain to become a monarchy to appease reactionaries with the 1947 Law of Succession made Spain a de jure kingdom, heavily utilizing imagery and concepts that reference the Catholic Kings of Old Spain in order to praise them as national symbols of true Spanish identity (while Franco's government wasn't a monarchy itself but instead a personalized dictatorship), Militarism, Ultranationalism,. It also believes in extreme Anti-Masonry, anti-separatism, and anti-parliamentarianism. Despite its deeply ideological governance, it advocates for a non-ideological cabinet based on skill.
Some say that it's also a Spanish variant of fascism, but this is disputable. While it had a close relationship with Italian and German fascist ideologies and shared similar aesthetics, it arguably isn't fascist itself in the traditional sense, especially after WWII ended. Rather, it became more of a spiritual predecessor for the far-right South American juntas of the '70s (Pinochet, Stroessner, Videla...) mainly due to its pioneering of the "developmental state" (a regime which synthesizes high authoritarianism, revivalist nationalism and social ultraconservatism with broadly technocratic economic liberal policies).
Personality and Behavior
Francoism is a very serious and stern ball. He is also very proudly religiously-inspired in his feverish nationalism, usually seen celebrating Spain and her eternal glory. He is also very vocally Catholic and is usually seen either at church, praying, or singing "Ave Maria!" or "Gloria in excelsis Deo!" He is also not that great at speaking English and often his English sounds broken.
How to Draw
Standard of Francisco Franco as Head of Spanish State version
Drawing this version is similar to Caudillismo, but with different colours and Franco's peak cap.
- Draw a ball
- Make it red
- Draw the Royal Bend of Castile (Banda Real de Castilla)
- Draw the Pillars of Hercules at the bottom left and upper right.
- Draw the hat that Franco wore (optional)
- Draw eyes and then you're done
- Technocracy - You know more about economics than him right? Ok, make money for my people!
- Salazarism - A friendly neighbor for a long time. Thanks for your help in my victory! We're Iberian brothers forever!
- Reactionaryism - Thanks for aiding me in the civil war, but just wait til i die than you can have the old monarchy.
Oh and I will make sure the monarch believes what I believe
- Police Statism - ¡Sí! Protect the state! Wipe out those puto separatists for even trying to secede! Those terrorists must be exterminated, all of them.
- Eisenhowerism - I deeply appreciate that you thawed relations with me and your support for Spain against the godless Communist hordes Vamos tío, come here and give me a hug!!!.
- British Fascism - British amigo, you would have been a valuable ally of mine. Alas, you chained yourself to those wretched Germans and didn't separate yourself from them like me.
- Integralism - The original model from which my most cherished ideals and policies were born.
- Caudillismo - ¡Papá!
- Traditionalism - ¡Me gusta!
- Pinochetism - My favorite dictator from South America, I respect your creative use of helicópteros.
Even though I had good relations with Salvador Allende's government as well.
- Catholic Theocracy - ¡En Dios confiamos! I was your salvation from those damned atheistic leftists. The Catholic Church shall always remain the social mainstay for us Spaniards, let's embrace it!
- Fascism - Thanks for the crucial assistance during the civil war! However contrary to popular opinion, I am not a variant of you. In any case, you are far too modernist and lean into anti-traditionalist thought, which repulses me.
- Monarchism - You are a necessary instrument to resurrect the lost national glory of Spain, but any true King must ultimately submit to the will of Franco. A better alternative than the failed Spanish Republic, I guess...
- Castroism - The only comunista I (sort of...) like.
- Hayekism and Ordo-Liberalism - Thanks for the advice, but in the end y'all are disgusting liberals.
- Falangism - You were a useful
toolally of mine but you became too rebellious. Ideologues can always be disposed.
- Right-Wing Populism - You support democracy (horrifying) but at least you're fervently anti-Communist and desire to reimpose the traditions of your country.
- Carlism - Yours is a noble cause but you need to remember that while I rule this country, you never will.
- Distributism- I'll let you set up shop in Spain
if you shut down your dissident newspaper
- Neoconservatism- I had to make too many sacrifices to join his forsaken club. It better have been worth it....
- Nazism - Thanks for the volunteers back in the civil war! Have some Blue Division! Also, don't worry, your men will be protected after your demise.
Don't bother asking for more, I'm not gonna send you anything else nor will I formally join your barbarous "World War" and I will allow some Jews refuge in my land.
- Technoliberalism - We share an admiration of merit, but he needs to stop being a filthy liberal.
- Alt-Lite - He can be a tad liberal, but at least he opposes the Reds.
- Totalitarianism - A totalitarian state will harmonize in Spain the operation of all the capabilities and energy in the country, that inside the National Unity, the work esteemed as the most unavoidable must be the only exponent of the people's will. But I later abandoned you for a more respectable variant of authoritarianism after I halted the blessed White Terror and started to institute economic liberalization and gradual political thaw.
Even though America kinda pressured to implement these policies in exchange for aid and acceptance.
- Democratic Socialism - Pro-Republican socialista libtard, but Allendism isn't that bad and even I kinda like it.
- Neo-Ottomanism - Some say he is my modern counterpart from Turquía. But he follows m*sulmán faith.
- Spanish Republicanism - Jaja get rekt. You're a puppet of those commies anyways.
- Neoliberalism- I knew this would happen to my beloved homeland. That goddamn neocon tricked me!
- Zionism - I sheltered some of your people during the Holocaust, but you'd later betray me and voted against my admission to the UN. You hypocritical fool! I diplomatically supported the Arab countries against you and didn't recognize your illegal settlements as revenge.
- Constitutional Monarchism - Scheming liberal traitorous scum!
- Mediacracy - If I don't like what you're writing, you're done.
- Nguemaism - I told you that those who foolishly split from my technocracy would descend into idiocy.
- Marxism–Leninism - Llora por tu derrota en la guerra civil.
- Progressivism - You're nothing more than a puppet of terrorists and a costumed Marxist!
- Anarcho-Syndicalism - Seethe! Cope! Dilate!
- Independence Anarchism - HAHAHAHA, can you cry louder?
- Esoteric Socialism - YOUR MASONIC-COMMUNIST PLOT AGAINST SPAIN WILL NEVER SUCCEED!!!!!
- Left-Wing Nationalism - YOU VASCOS TERRORISTAS KILLED MY PRIME MINISTER BLANCO! IF IT WASN'T FOR YOU VASCOS TERRORISTAS SPAIN WOULD STILL BE UNDER MY REGIME!!!
- Saturday Night Live - I. AM. NOT. DEAD. I am clearly alive and breathing!
- Titoism - So many Yugoslav partisan commanders were in the international brigades... May you perish, Tito.
- Kemalism - I mean, you might be a staunch nationalist and formally non-aligned like me, but I’ll never forgive you for supporting him. You also disgust me by being progressive, anti-fascist, and anti-theocracy.
- Twenty-Six Point Manifesto of the Spanish Falange by José Antonio Primo de Rivera
- Theory of the Partisan by Carl Schmitt
- Francoist Spain
- Sociological Francoism
- Spanish miracle
- National Catholicism
- Stabilization Plan
- Fundamental Laws of the Realm
- Spanish Syndical Organization
- Ten Minute History - The Spanish Civil War and Francisco Franco (Short Documentary)
- El Primer Franquismo- A Toda Leche
- El Final Del Franquismo- A Toda Leche
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