This period unfolded in different temporal patterns and was
lived in many ways by the people who came out of the ordeals of the 1940s. On the one hand, large-scale changes
took place, such as urbanization, industrial development and emigration. In parallel with these changes, reactions
were engendered inside a torn society, which often refused to negotiate with its past and was unable to rationalize
its dilemmas (the Cyprus problem, political prisoners).