Imported Nationalism: The Appearance and Evolution of “X” Organization in Cyprus

  • Alexios Alecou


Alecou aims to examine the reasons and consequences of the belayed development of far-right in Cyprus in the 1940s, focusing on the appearance and evolution of the “X” organization. While the effects of nationalism on the political life in Cyprus have been influential throughout its contemporary history, nationalism produced a permanent division among the society of the Greek Cypriot community. The analysis focuses on the evolution and radicalization of extreme right groups in Greece and then attention switches to the relation between the Greek and Cypriot nationalists, and especially the influence of the Greeks on the Greek Cypriots during the Greek civil war.


Cyprus Greek Cypriot Extreme Right Security Battalions Efimeris 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Alexios Alecou
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of HistoryUniversity of CyprusNicosiaCyprus

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