The Falange Española was a Spanish political organization of fascist inspiration active in late 1933 and early 1934, which was created on 29 October 1933 as successor of the Movimiento Español Sindicalista (MES), a similar organization founded earlier in 1933.
The foundational meeting took place in El Teatro de la Comedia in Madrid and was conducted by José Antonio Primo de Rivera, Julio Ruiz de Alda and Alfonso García Valdecasas.
In February 1934 following the bad results at the ballots in the 1933 election, José Antonio Primo de Rivera suggested a fusion of Falange Española with the Ramiro Ledesma's Juntas de Ofensiva Nacional-Sindicalista, which was approved on 15 February.
The Falange Española de las JONS (FE de las JONS) was subsequently formed.
The Falange's first clash with Marxist groups took place on 5 November 1933, when their militants fought with socialist sympathizers in the event of a football game in Almoradí in the Province of Alicante.
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