Very interesting question. I've read a lot about the Spanish civil war, but I doubt I have a particularly informed response to the OP from a Spanish perspective. I suspect the war's impact on the population ebbed and flowed depending on the geographical focus. The Nationalists marched into Las Palmas early doors with next to no resistance, changed the leadership, threw out the politicians, changed the flag and left their friends to get on with it. Times were exceptionally tough, but day to day life was pretty normal. Life in under sieged cities like Madrid and Barcelona that had street to street fighting with the majority of the male population, kids evacuated abroad, etc. must have been very different. Sanitary conditions and food supplies collapsed completely, indeed intentionally worsening the daily life for ordinary people was very much a tactic when trying to capture a city. Grim.
Anthony beevor's book is excellent
I can't help thinking
Do people still go to work
Do countries still import and export
Is there still a cultural life and so on
As ever your perspective is interesting
Edited by l'angelo mysterioso, 15 July 2013 - 03:19 PM.