Britain and the Greek colonels : accomodating the Junta in the Cold War

Alexandros Nafpliotis

At the apex of international Cold War tension, an alliance of Greek military leaders seized power in Athens. Seven years of violent political repression followed in Greece, yet as Cold War allies, the Greek colonels had continued international support- especially from Britain. Why did successive governments, those of Harold Wilson and Edward Heath, choose to pursue an alliance with these military dictators? Alexandros Nafpliotis' book examines British foreign policy towards Greece, exposing a guiding principle of pragmatism above all else. This is the first systematic study of Britain and the Greek military Junta of the early 1970s to be based on newly released National Archive documents, US and Greek sources and personal interviews with leading actors. Comparing and contrasting the attitudes of both Labour and Conservative governments towards the Junta in Greece, Nafpliotis outlines a great degree of continuity, as well as showing where and how moral and public relations issues were overcome in order to facilitate a close relationship with the colonels. 'Britain and the Greek Colonels' is a comprehensive history of international diplomacy and realpolitik in the Cold War period and will be essential reading for students and scholars of Cold War history, the history of modern Greece and International Relations.

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  • Introduction Chapter 1: The Labour government's policy towards the Colonels, 1967-68: Setting the tone The first traces 1967: A coup, a war and a conference Trouble in Cyprus Royal blues 1968: 'Business as usual' International dimension Chapter 2: The Labour government's policy towards the Colonels, 1969-70: a 'new era of relations' 1969: Council of Europe vs. NATO The Kotronis case 1970: 'The pendulum is swinging too wide for comfort' A note on Cyprus Chapter 3: The Conservative government's policy towards the Colonels, 1970: continuity vs. change 'Painful dilemmas' A Mediterranean 'powder keg' Troubled waters 'As much business as possible' Chapter 4: The Conservative government's policy towards the Colonels, 1971: messages, meetings and visits Extremists and 'policy of scold' The bridge Papadopoulos' doubts reappear The quest for a new spirit in relations Chapter 5: The Conservative government's policy towards the Colonels, 1972: towards a new direction? An inconclusive year Beware of Greeks bearing gifts Pragmatism prevails Chapter 6: The Conservative government's policy towards the Colonels, 1973: overtaken by events 'Europeanisation' of Anglo-Greek relations The three epochs of relations Recognition unbound The 'referendum' Chapter 7: The Conservatives, the experiment that failed, and the hardliners coup, September-December 1973 To encourage or not to encourage The 'invisible dictator' and the 'Greek Calends' The effects of anti-Americanism Chapter 8: Conservatives, Labour and the junta, 1974: the endgame Taking the heat The US card 'A proper working relationship' Diplomacy over the Aegean Cyprus Endgame Conclusion Appendix Notes Bibliography Index

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書名 Britain and the Greek colonels : accomodating the Junta in the Cold War
著作者等 Nafpliotis Alexandros
シリーズ名 International library of twentieth century history
出版元 I.B. Tauris
刊行年月 2013
ページ数 viii, 307 p.
大きさ 23 cm
ISBN 9781848859524
NCID BB1411150X
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言語 英語
出版国 イギリス
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