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Britain and the Greek colonels: accommodating the junta in the Cold War

Nafpliotis, Alexandros (2012) Britain and the Greek colonels: accommodating the junta in the Cold War. I.B. Tauris Publishers, London, UK. ISBN 9781848859524

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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 the Wilson and Heath governments 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 Junta to be based on newly-released National Archive documents, US and Greek sources and personal interviews with leading actors. Britain and the Greek Colonels is a comprehensive history of international diplomacy and realpolitik in the Cold War period.

Item Type: Book
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Additional Information: © 2012 I.B.Tauris & Co Ltd
Divisions: IGA: LSE IDEAS
Subjects: D History General and Old World > DA Great Britain
D History General and Old World > DF Greece
Date Deposited: 11 Jan 2013 14:23
Last Modified: 15 Sep 2023 21:52

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