The United States and the Making of Modern Greece: History and Power, 1950-1974

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Univ of North Carolina Press, 01.02.2009 - 320 Seiten
Focusing on one of the most dramatic and controversial periods in modern Greek history and in the history of the Cold War, James Edward Miller provides the first study to employ a wide range of international archives--American, Greek, English, and French--together with foreign language publications to shed light on the role the United States played in Greece between the termination of its civil war in 1949 and Turkey's 1974 invasion of Cyprus.

Miller demonstrates how U.S. officials sought, over a period of twenty-five years, to cultivate Greece as a strategic Cold War ally in order to check the spread of Soviet influence. The United States supported Greece's government through large-scale military aid, major investment of capital, and intermittent efforts to reform the political system. Miller examines the ways in which American and Greek officials cooperated in--and struggled over--the political future and the modernization of the country. Throughout, he evaluates the actions of the key figures involved, from George Papandreou and his son Andreas, to King Constantine, and from John Foster Dulles and Dwight D. Eisenhower to Richard Nixon and Henry Kissinger.

Miller's engaging study offers a nuanced and well-balanced assessment of events that still influence Mediterranean politics today.

 

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Inhalt

Manifest Destiny Meets the Megali Idea
1
1 The Greek Tar Baby 19501953
23
2 No Report from Cyprus Is Ever Cheerful 19501959
44
3 The Right 19531963
66
Cyprus 19601964
84
5 Coup dÉtat 19641967
111
6 The Andreas Version 19671973
136
7 Dancing with the Dictators 19691974
157
Cyprus 19671974
176
The Andreas Era
201
Notes
213
Bibliography
281
Index
295
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Über den Autor (2009)

James Edward Miller is adjunct professor in the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University and chair of Western European Studies at the Foreign Service Institute.

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