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

James Edward Miller

Abstract

Focusing on one of the most dramatic and controversial periods in modern Greek history and in the history of the Cold War, this book provides a study employing 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. It 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 influ ... More

Keywords: modern Greek history, Cold War, Greece, civil war, Cyprus, George Papandreou, King Constantine, John Foster Dulles, Dwight D. Eisenhower, Richard Nixon

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780807832479
Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: July 2014 DOI:10.5149/9780807887943_miller

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

James Edward Miller, author