Was Franco really that bad?Watch
Personally I say he was a rather large **** but he did do some good work, like dragging spain out of the dark ages. then again I found learning about Francos spain incredibly boring so my knowledge is limited on this.
Definitely not a necessary evil, he was just evil.
I've been looking into the history of Spanish civil war and I went into it thinking Franco to be a evil freak like Hitler but I am surprised to find myself understanding why a guy felt the need to invade his own country to end communism, unpatriotic groups and other religions dominating Spain I feel without Franco Spain would be a wasteland of anarcasim. Have I missed something or was Franco a a nessasery evil?
That is why from my view he was a bad dictator with the power to oppress the entire country he ruled.
It's always good to remember that the nature of these dictators' enemies wasn't much to crow about either, it's not as if they were any less totalitarian and determined to resort to any means to achieve their ends. Some people have suggested that Hitler rose to the top only as a reaction against the Bolsheviks, that hadn't it been for them and we'd have never had WWII. It could be.