Elliniki Dimokratia (Hellenic Republic)
  • Brian Hunter
Part of the The Statesman’s Yearbook book series (SYBK)


Key Historical Events. Greece gained her independence from Turkey in 1821–29, and by the Protocol of London, of 3 Feb. 1830, was declared a kingdom, under the guarantee of Great Britain, France and Russia. For details of the subsequent history to 1947 see The Statesman’s Year-Book, 1957, pp. 1069–70. A coup took place on 21 April 1967, and a military government was formed which suspended the 1952 constitution. King Constantine went abroad in 1967, and a republic was established after referendums in 1973 and 1974. The military government collapsed on 23 July 1974 and a new constitution was introduced in June 1975.


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Further Reading

  1. Clogg, R., Greece in the 1980s. London, 1983.—A Concise History of Greece. CUP, 1992CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  2. Clogg, M. J. and R., Greece. (Bibliography] Oxford and Santa Barbara (CA), 1980Google Scholar
  3. Freris, A. F., The Greek Economy in the Twentieth Century, London, 1986Google Scholar
  4. Jougnatos, G. A., Development of the Greek Economy, 1950–91 : an Historical, Empirical and Econometric Analysis. London, 1992Google Scholar
  5. Pettifer, J., The Greeks: the Land and the People since the War. London, 1994Google Scholar
  6. Sarafis, M. and Eve, M. (eds.) Background to Contemporary Greece. London, 1990Google Scholar
  7. Tsakalotos, E., Alternative Economic Strategies: the Case of Greece. Aldershot, 1991Google Scholar
  8. Woodhouse, C. M., Modern Greece: a Short History. rev. ed. London, 1991Google Scholar

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