General Francisco Franco defeated The National Government in 1936, establishing a National Socialist Government (with the help of Germany's Adolf Hitler). Although Franco was put into power with the help of The Nazi Government, he did not join The Axis Powers. His Fascist Government stayed in power until his death in 1975. His State Flag was a Tricolor, consisting of Red, Gold and Red Stripes, running horizontally. Off set from the center (nearest the left Hoist), was a Black Eagle, with a modified Imperial Crest, containing Symbolism from Spain's history.