Which regime was worse: Hitler (Germany) or Franco (Spain)

Which regime was comparatively worse: Hitler or Franco?

  • Hitler

    Votes: 48 92.3%
  • Franco

    Votes: 4 7.7%

  • Total voters
    52
Oct 2014
49
Toronto
Franco's rise to power was relatively violent, with many hundreds of thousands executed who did not agree with him, and his regime continued their authoritarian ways until the 1950s when Franco in his old age mellowed out.

Hitler on the other hand had a relatively peaceful rise to power, with the great depression playing a big part in his electoral victories in the early 1930s. However, following his rise to power we all know what happened.

Between the two regimes, which was worse and more brutal?
 

Tulius

Ad Honorem
May 2016
6,024
Portugal
Franco's rise to power was relatively violent, with many hundreds of thousands executed who did not agree with him, and his regime continued their authoritarian ways until the 1950s when Franco in his old age mellowed out.

Hitler on the other hand had a relatively peaceful rise to power, with the great depression playing a big part in his electoral victories in the early 1930s. However, following his rise to power we all know what happened.

Between the two regimes, which was worse and more brutal?
Or you are joking or you didn’t read the numbers. By the way, Frano was authoritarian until his dead in 1975.
 

betgo

Ad Honorem
Jul 2011
6,439
Both sides were executing in the Spanish Civil War, and the Communist controlling the Republic were executing many on their own side.

Franco was an ordinary dictator who didn't do anything like what Hitler did.
 

martin76

Ad Honorem
Dec 2014
6,688
Spain
This thread is a provocation... to compare Franco (that was a dictator as it was DE GAULLE... by the way. he ALSO "arise to power was relatively violent") with Hitler is a joke... Franco (it woudl be better to say the National or White Forces.. executed around 50.000 men between 1936 - 1939.... Do you know how many killed the Reds?

The "brutal" Francoist regime in 1970...and you watch how were streets, population... constructions, roads, cars, railways... yes... hippies in 1970 in FRANCOIST Spain.... For sure not in MAO´China.. and not in HITLER Reich... not even in CCCP!

Franco won a war, beat the communist and Spain improved in each aspect (Hugh Thomas)...


And this is Toledo in 1939 after War



Franco rebuilt the country, gave it prosperity (without Marshall plan) and had a small but honest administration, .... made mistakes, of course and was a dictator .. but it was not Hitler, or Tito, or Castro, or Maduro or Gottwald, or Janos Kadar .... nor no other communist assassin that the trendies like so much
 
Dec 2018
113
North Dublin
Franco was worse, simply for the fact that what he replaced the National-Syndicalist front with, after using them, wasn't in any way preferable to what Hitler replaced the Sturmabteilung's evolution of National-Syndicalism with.
 

martin76

Ad Honorem
Dec 2014
6,688
Spain
Franco was worse, simply for the fact that what he replaced the National-Syndicalist front with, after using them, wasn't in any way preferable to what Hitler replaced the Sturmabteilung's evolution of National-Syndicalism with.
That is easy... Franco was not a fascist but an anticomunist.... so yes, he manipulated Falange and National - syndicalism.... and what?
 
May 2017
1,192
France
The political regimes of Hitler and Mussolini had common points (dictatorship etc...).But the political regime of Franco had more common points with the regime of the marshal Pétain.
 
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Linschoten

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Aug 2010
16,214
Welsh Marches
Franco was ceratinly capable of extreme brutality, particularly at the beginning, but reactionary dictators of his kind are essentially different from dictators like Hitler or Stalin whose rule is based on a modern totalitarian ideology. I don't see how one could question even for a moment which was worse, rulers like Franco have long been with us, but totalitarian dictatorships introduced a previously unimaginable horror that was new to the world. After all, would anyone prefer to live in North Korea than in Fanco's Spain?