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§780 General Franco against the Leftist Government (1936-1940): IX-16.

IX-16 (§780):

Of a castle Franco shall leave the assembly,
The ambassador shall make a split:
Those of Ribiere shall be in the conflict,
And in the great abyss shall deny the entry.

(De castel Franco sortira l'assemblee,
L'ambassadeur non plaisant fera scisme:
Ceux de Ribiere seront en la meslee,
Et au grand goulfre desnieront l'entree.)

NOTES: Vlaicu Ionescu, having criticized with reason Stewart Robb’s interpretation of the quatrain (Robb, 1961a, p.38-39), gives us a fully elaborate one, following Centurio's preceding explanation "IX-16 (1936f) Franko and Rivera, the two names of our contemporary history in one verse, Franko relieved his soldiers from Alcazar of Toledo. He brought a schism in Spain through the civil war." (Centurio, 1953, p.194): « General Franco, having Castile as his base and the Castle of Alcazar in Toledo as his general headquaters (de castel), shall make a split of regime in opposing the Republican government (Franco fera scisme). The ambassador of this government shall leave the League of Nations (l’assemblee) frustrated (non plaisant). The members of the family of Primo de Rivera (ceux de Ribiere) shall engage themselves body and soul in the strife of Franco (seront en la meslee). Once liberated, Spain shall maintain her neutrality in refusing to enter (desnieront l’entree) the great whirlwind of the World War (au grand goulfre).» (Ionescu, 1976, p.454).

Castel: « castel,
V. chastel.» (Daele); « chastel, sm. château (a castle).» (Daele).

Scisme: « Schisme.
Division (a division). On écrit aussi scisme et cisme (One spells also scisme and cisme(Huguet).

Of a castle Franco shall leave the assembly, The ambassador shall make a split: These verses are « a hyperbaton of the phrase: Of a castle Franco shall make a split, The ambassador shall leave the assembly. Franco has made a split in the true sense of the term, for he has separated from the already existent government in Spain and from its ideology, clearly oriented toward the Communism... The assembly here mentioned is surely the League of Nations. It is known that the Republican government had as its ambassador to the League a certain De Vayo, who was seeking [in vain] to obtain the intervention of the great powers in favour of his cause...» (Ionescu, id., p.452-453).

L'ambassadeur sortira l'assemblee: = [Literally] L'ambassadeur expulsera l'assemblee (The ambassador shall expel the assembly) = [En fait] L'ambassadeur sortira de l'assemblee (The ambassador shall get out of the assembly); « 1939 May: 8th, Spain leaves the League.» (Williams, 1968, p.470).

Those of Ribiere shall be in the conflict: « The expression “those of Ribiere” refers not to the Italian Riviera, but to those of the family of Primo de Rivera, the son of the dictator of the same name, who was the founder of the famous Falange, a powerful nationalist organization, which supported the movement of Franco during the whole span of the war. José Antonio Primo de Rivera was assassinated by the communists. The two nephews of the former dictator, having been military chiefs under Franco, were killed on the battlefield. At last the daughter of the former dictator, Pilar Primo de Rivera, led a national organization of women, and another son, Miguel, occupied for a long time high offices of the state led by Franco. Immediately after the war, Franco reorganized the Falange, which constituted the base of the new government. The new chief of the Falange, Ramon Serrano Suñer, brother-in-law of Franco, became Minister of Internal Affairs... In truth, all of the family of Primo de Rivera had important roles in Franco’s fight.» (Ionescu, id., p.453).

And in the great abyss shall deny the entry: = And [Franco and his government] shall deny the entry in the great abyss: « Hitler was less lucky with Spain. Franco was determined to keep out of war, which he saw as the supreme evil, and especially a war waged by Hitler in association with Stalin, which he felt incarnated all the evils of the century. He declared strict neutrality in September 1939. He advised Mussolini to keep out too. As the price for entering the war he pitched his demands impossibly high: Oran, the whole of Morocco, huge territories in West Africa, massive quantities of war supplies and equipment to attack Gibraltar and defend the Canaries. When he met Hitler at Hendaye on 23 October 1940 he not only increased these demands but greeted his German benefactor with icy coldness verging on contempt. As he was himself a professional soldier, and Hitler an amateur – not even a gentleman, a corporal! – he treated Hitler’s customary military tour d’horizon with unconcealed contempt. They talked, wrote Hitler’s interpreter Paul Schmidt, ‘to or rather at one another’ until two in the morning and failed to agree on anything whatever. Hitler later told Mussolini he would rather have two or three teeth out than go through that again.» (Johnson, 1991, p.366).
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We have covered 143 quatrains (§588-§730) concerning the World Events in the 19th century after Napoleonic ages [1821-1900] in the Prophecies of Nostradamus, and 218 in the 20th [1901-2000] (§731-§948).

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