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Seven Years of the Greek Military Junta: (1967-1974)

01.04.2016 in History

Seven Years of the Greek Military Junta: (1967-1974)    To understand what brought about the Junta in Greece, it is necessary to take a step back in history, back to the period following World War II, when civil war brought Greece to its knees, destroying everything and decimating the population in countless ways.     This civil war resulted in demonstrations, strikes, and riots almost daily. In 1947, in order to ensure that Greece, Turkey, and Iran did not fall under Soviet influence, the United States formulated the Truman Doctrine and began actively supporting a series of authoritarian governments. The civil war…