Elliniki Dimokratia (Hellenic Republic)
  • Brian Hunter
Part of the The Statesman’s Yearbook book series (SYBK)


HISTORY. Greece gained her independence from Turkey in 1821–29, and by the Protocol of London, of 3 Feb. 1830, was declared a kingdom, under the guarantee of Great Britain, France and Russia. For details of the subsequent history to 1947 see The Statesman’s Year-Book, 1957, pp. 1069–70. A coup took place on 21 April 1967, and a military government was formed which suspended the 1952 constitution. King Constantine went abroad in 1967, and a republic was established after referenda in 1973 and 1974. (For details of the monarchy see The Statesman’s Year-Book, 1973–74, p. 1000).


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