Spanish Civil War in the Basque Country

Spanish Civil War and its consequent fascist dictatorship (1936–1975) constitute without a doubt one of the darkest periods in the history of Spain. Both sides of the war committed terrible crimes and human right violations. However, the winners of the war made sure victims on their side received heroic recognition and members of the other side received “exemplifying discipline”. Moreover, due to the centralist ideology of Franco’s regime, regions with separatist movements like the Basque Country were punished with particular severity.

The purpose of this map is to illustrate the development and consequences of the Spanish Civil War in Basque lands, with special focus on the civilian victims.

The map was created within the class Project Map Creation at TU Wien in summer semester 2018.

Spanish Civil War in the Basque Country by Iñigo Etxeandia Rodriguez

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Student: Iñigo Etxeandia Rodriguez