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


Greece broke away from the Ottoman Empire in the 1820s and was declared a kingdom under the protection of Great Britain, France and Russia. Many Greeks were left outside the new state but Greece’s area increased by 70%, the population growing from 2•8m. to 4•8m., after the Treaty of Bucharest (1913) recognized Greek sovereignty over Crete.


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Further Reading

  1. Freris, A. F., The Greek Economy in the Twentieth Century. London, 1986Google Scholar
  2. Jougnatos, G. A., Development of the Greek Economy, 1950–91: an Historical, Empirical and Econometric Analysis. London, 1992Google Scholar
  3. Legg, K. R. and Roberts, J. M., Modern Greece: A Civilization on the Periphery. Oxford, 1997Google Scholar
  4. Pettifer, J., The Greeks: the Land and the People since the War. London, 1994Google Scholar
  5. Sarafis, M. and Eve, M. (eds.) Background to Contemporary Greece. London, 1990Google Scholar
  6. Tsakalotos, E., Alternative Economic Strategies: the Case of Greece. Aldershot, 1991Google Scholar
  7. Veremis, T., The Military in Greek Politics: From Independence to Democracy. C. Hurst, London, 1997Google Scholar
  8. Woodhouse, C. M., Modern Greece: a Short History. rev. ed. London, 1991Google Scholar
  9. National statistical office: National Statistical Service; 14–16 Lycourgou St., Athens. Website:

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