Franco’s Suppression of the Catalan Language in 1939.

Watch the history of the suppression of the Catalan language for three hundred years and how the Spanish Language was imposed on a population that mostly spoke only Catalan. Successive Spanish governments gradually forbade the use of the Catalan language until the year of General Franco’s rise to power when he banned the language absolutely everywhere. Any person using or reading the language anywhere was considered a protester to the regime and was severely punished…

Video by 20th Century Time Machine

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