Franco did not subscribe to the mystical-occult balderdash that so enthralled the Nazis, nor did he promote a "völkisch" cult of the racial superiority of Spaniards. In fact, many Moors fought in Franco's armies. Basically, Franco was a reactionary whose primary concerns were with power and anti-Communism. Incidentally, Hitler and Mussolini chose war, and started WWII to conquer Europe and both met violent deaths in the ruins of their nations. Franco remained WWII neutral and ruled until 1975. However, the Fascist system did not survive him for long. Makes me wonder if Nazi Germany or Fascist Italy would have survived their leaders.