After You've Lost Control Of Your Destiny
Three books recommended for those who want more detail on what happens after a country loses military and economic control of its fate:
Gone With The Wind
Simply put, I am ashamed that I was fifty before I read this novel. Far superior than the movie in its depth and breadth of each character, I use this classic as an introductory survival novel for those who cannot or will not read other, more conventional works.
Life In Dixie During The War
A non-fiction work used by Mitchell as research for GWTW, this classic places you in Decatur, Georgia before, during, and after the Union attack and occupation.
After The Reich
A brutally-detailed factual accounting of what happened in both Germany and the former German-occupied territories from early 1945 forward. Never pro-German in his sentiments, the author simply recounts how revenge, pillage, famine, and rapine scourged Central Europe at the hands of the victors.