The Military in Greek Politics: From Independence to Democracy

The Military in Greek Politics: From Independence to Democracy

By: Thanos Veremis (author)Paperback

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In addition to providing a survey of the origins and evolution of the military in Greece since independence in 1830, this volume covers topics such as: the intervention of the army in politics 1916 to 1936; the struggle between politicians and the monarchy for the allegiance of the officer corps; and the fateful issue of the "Army List". The author identifies broad areas of research into Greek politics, its leading personalities, such as Pangalos and Metaxas, the politicization of the monarchy, and its eventual fall.


The formation of the regular army; the selection and education of officers; the military and "ethnic truth"; the impact of World War I on civil-military relations; self-images, professionalism and patronage in the officer corps; the sensitive issue of the Army List; the significance of the March 1935 coup and the forces behind it; the war and civil war cauldron; the post-war legacy; the colonels unleashed; from dictatorship to democracy.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781850653035
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 220
  • ID: 9781850653035
  • weight: 306
  • ISBN10: 1850653038

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