CONCEPTS AND DEFINITIONS
Maquis: Guerrillas who resisted the Franco regime in the aftermath of the Spanish Civil War.
Marshall Plan:A plan of the United States for rebuilding the allied countries in Europe after WW2.
Seccion Femenina:Women’s branch of the Falange, an extreme right-wing conservative political movement in Spain. The only women’s organisation during the dictatorship.
Military base: A base or group of installations operated by or for the military that shelters military equipment and personnel, and facilitates training and operations.
Rationing: Controlled distribution of resources, foods, goods, or services in times of scarcity.
Straperlo: A fraudulent roulette which could be controlled electrically which was introduced into Spain in the 1930s. After the Spanish Civil War <<straperlo>> meant any business which was illegal, corrupt, or muggling, usually selling products on the black (illegal) market.
Economic Autarchy: An economy that does no trade with the outside world: It is called a self-sufficient economy or a closed economy too.
Isolationism: Political or economic policy that isolates a country from participating in international alliances or relationships.
THE CAPITALIST SYSTEM
Politics: Multi-party system and democracy.
Economy: Free-market economy
Society and culture: Freedom for expression and big social differences.
·THE COMMUNIST SYSTEM
Politics: Single-political-party system.
Economy: State-controlled economy
Society and Culture: Freedom of expression is generally censored and small social differences.