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Title: The relations between the Entente powers and Greece, 1923-6
Author: Finney, Patrick Benedict
Awarding Body: University of Leeds
Current Institution: University of Leeds
Date of Award: 1993
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This thesis examines the relations between the three Entente powers, Great Britain, France and Italy, and Greece, from 1923, the time of the Lausanne conference, until the middle of 1926, when the Greek dictator General Pangalos was ousted from power. The first part is chiefly concerned with Greek internal affairs, and charts the course of Greek politics as the country underwent a painful transition, in the wake of the Asia Minor disaster, from monarchy to republic. The second part focuses on Greek external affairs, or, more specifically, Greece's relations with Italy over the Dodecanese question and during the Corfu crisis, her relations with Bulgaria, particularly over the minorities problem, and her relations with Yugoslavia during their negotiations for an alliance from 1924-1926, which became subsumed in the search for a Balkan Locarno. The attitudes and policies of the Entente powers towards all these events are explored, in order to elucidate both the bilateral relationships between each of them and Greece, and their relations with each other over Greek matters. This in turn illuminates themes which have a relevance extending beyond the southern Balkans such as the evolving relationship between the Entente powers in the post-war world, the efficacy of the League of Nations in the field of collective security, the possibilities and limitations of the international minority protection regime established in 1919-1920 and the solidity and durability of the era of pacification apparently ushered in by the treaty of Locarno.
Supervisor: Bridge, R. Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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