The Spanish Falange

The Spanish Falange was a political organization inspired by the fascist currents running through Spain and Germany in the early 20th century. The Falange grew out of a merger of the Falange Española and the Councils of Natioanl-Syndicalist Offensive, which begot the Spanish Falange of the Councils of the National Syndicalist Offensive. After Franco won the Spanish Civil War, it become the only legal political party in Spain, under the new name: FET y de la JONS, or Falange Española Tradicionalista y de las Juntas de Ofensiva Nacional Sindicalista or Traditionalist Spanish Falange and of the Councils of the National Syndicalist Offensive. Confusing? Well, believe it or not, that’s even an oversimplification. The Falange is discussed throughout Catalunya Barcelona, including episode 3, The Second Republic, episode 4, Spanish Civil War, and episode 5, Dictadura.

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Joan Culla Clarà discusses the history of the Spanish fascist party.
Pepe Ribas explains why the Falange is a complicated matter discuss.
Josep Maria Figueres discusses the impact of the Falange on Barcelona.
José Grech Oliver discusses the Falange and Francisco Franco.
Jordi Casassas on the Falange, and its penchant for book burning.