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Unlike Elsewhere In Europe, The Far Right In Spain Stays On The Fringe


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#1 AnBr

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Posted 16 March 2017 - 10:05 AM

http://www.npr.org/s...s-on-the-fringe

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In recent years, Spain has had a devastating economic crash, an influx of migrants and corruption scandals that left people fed up with politicians. All these factors might make Spain fertile ground for the sort of right-wing, anti-immigrant political parties gaining ground in other parts of Europe. But unlike much of the continent, Spain has no such far-right movement.

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#2 Beelzebuddy

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Posted 16 March 2017 - 11:37 AM

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Why?

Franco?
Fear Sells!

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#3 Rich T Bikkies

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Posted 16 March 2017 - 03:40 PM

Hm, yes. Aversion therapy!
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Posted 16 March 2017 - 04:07 PM

I was Barcelona just before the election that sought to separate Catalan from the rest of Spain and learned a bit about why that area seeks separation. Catalan was its own country with its own language. Maybe that sort of division (I think it exists in Basque territory too) keeps people from a Make Spain Great Again attitude.

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Posted 16 March 2017 - 05:09 PM

Some of these refugees -be it Spain or Denmark - live in another century- raping women children and yes even sheep
Is considered normal.What we are experiencing is the dark ages versus a somewhat enlightened -stress somewhat-
Society.Oh,cutting people's head off is a chinch! Afro American is an entirely different matter seeing they have been here
Since formation of this country ,they are simply put Americans, good or bad!


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Posted 16 March 2017 - 11:26 PM

View Postgolden_valley, on 16 March 2017 - 04:07 PM, said:

I was Barcelona just before the election that sought to separate Catalan from the rest of Spain and learned a bit about why that area seeks separation. Catalan was its own country with its own language. Maybe that sort of division (I think it exists in Basque territory too) keeps people from a Make Spain Great Again attitude.

And both Catalonia and the Basque Country found themselves on the wrong side of the Civil War, and had their languages effectively banned under Franco. Which, among other things, created an endemic terrorist movement among in the Basque Country, whose one (arguably) justifiable act was to assassinate Franco's designated successor a couple years before Franco's death, making the reinstatement of democracy pretty much inevitable.
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