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The Second Plenum: Textbook Revolution

  • Haris Vlavianos
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Abstract

The Second KKE Central Committee Plenum which met on 12 February 1946 is a central episode in the history of the Greek Civil War and a fortiori in the history of the Greek Communist Party. The question of whether the Central Committee of the KKE decided at this Plenum to initiate a rebellion against the legal government and whether the attack on the village of Litochoron six weeks later was in fact the signal for an armed rising is indeed a crucial one. Moreover, the decision taken by the KKE during this session to abstain from the parliamentary elections of March 1946 determined to a large extent the subsequent course of events.

Keywords

Armed Conflict Central Committee Party Member Parliamentary Election Armed Resistance 
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Notes

  1. 37.
    Vlandas, D., Emfylios Polemos 1945–1949 (Athens, 1979) vol. I, p. 42.Google Scholar
  2. 41.
    Gousias-Vontitsios, G., Oi Aities ya tis Ittes, ti Diaspasi tou KKE kai tis Ellinikis Aristeras (Athens, 1977–8) vol. I, p. 133.Google Scholar

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© Haris Vlavianos 1992

Authors and Affiliations

  • Haris Vlavianos
    • 1
  1. 1.American College of GreeceGreece

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