Civil War business in Galicia, 1936-1939

Authors

  • Margarita Vilar Rodríguez Universidade da Coruña
  • Elvira Lindoso Tato

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.1344/rhi.v18i39.20062

Keywords:

Twentieth Century, Civil War, Business History, Galiza (Spain)

Abstract

The aim of this work is to analyse the strategic role played by Galicia during the Spanish Civil War. The new empirical evidence allows concluding that the rebel government used the Galician economy rearguard position to cover all its most urgent needs in terms of supplies, men and capitals. The business opportunities arising in the heat of the war resulted in big profits for some productive sectors, but there were also important material damages in the factories put under military discipline. Galician entrepreneurs were aware of the temporary character of the conjuncture. As a consequence, they tried to cover the increasing demand with extra working hours instead of investment or the establishment of new enterprises.

Published

2017-09-26

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