Britain's Attitude Towards the Military Coup in Greece in 1967


After the civil war, Greece had greatly become dependent upon the American aids and the British political support. 12% of the population have migrated abroad; Greece was governed by the conservative parties up to 1964 in which the communists had split. The policy of elimination of communists had led to a direct effect on the social and political aspects. The government was the opposing side supported by the British and the Americans. In 1967, the Greek army interfered and made a coup giving the authority to one of officers, George Papadopoulos. Their reign continued to 1974 in which the country witnessed the most horrible oppression and suppression.