Manuel Fraga Iribarne

Spanish politician (1922–2012)

Manuel Fraga Iribarne (Vilalba,November, 23 1922Madrid, January, 15th 2012) was a politician and Spanish diplomat during Franco's dictatorship, the transition and later democracy years.

Manuel Fraga Iribarne
Manuel Fraga Iribarne
Manuel Fraga Iribarne
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Biography at Wikipedia

Works at [[s:Author:{{{Wikisource}}}|Wikisource]]

Quotes edit

Franco and Francoism edit

  • It is obious that the glorious day of July, 18, 1936 [Franco's coup d'état] was one of the nicest political and social movements that the world remembers. Historians shall admit that the most and best part of the country was the one who raised against the governement, illegal and corrupt, who was preparing the darkest red revolution from the power.
  • A great man" [...] "and the greatest and most representative of the Spanish people of the 20th century" [...] "one of the great leaders we have had in our history.

Language edit

  • The language is named Spanish, not Castillian! Spanish is the language of everybody. It has become the language of Spain already [...] Catalonia was occupied by Felipe IV, by Felipe V (who defeated the Catalans), it was bombed by general Espartero, who was a revolutionary general, and we occupied it in 1939 and we are prepared to take the rifle again. Therefore, you shall guess what to expect. Here I have my rifle to use it again.
    • Mor Fraga. Crò (15th January 2012). Retrieved on 16th January 2012.

Transition to democracy edit

  • We will not seat at the same table with the communists. I will never talk to them.

Gasteiz Facts edit

Periferical Nationalisms edit

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