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By Alexios Alecou

This booklet analyzes the occasions that impacted the constitution and aggressive strategies of the 2 dominant Cypriot political factions whereas below the watchful eye of British rule. in keeping with new archival learn, Alecou addresses the social and political atmosphere within which the Cypriot Communists and Nationalists fought one another whereas while needed to struggle the British Empire. the diversities among communists and nationalists introduced the 2 facets to a frontal collision within the wake of the occasions of the Greek civil battle. the category clash inside of Cypriot society could sooner or later necessarily lead, in a single method or one other, to a conflict among the 2 factions. The civil warfare in Greece constituted one other box of clash among Left and correct, accelerating the formation of a bipolar occasion process within which the vertical department of the Greek group in Cyprus ultimately expressed itself.

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42 A. ALECOU 30. Panagiotis Papadimitris, Historical Encyclopaedia of Cyprus (Nicosia: Epifaniou, 1980), Vol. 7:82. 31. , 103. 32. On the program of AKEL in general, see Ioannou, This is how the Cyprus issue began, 43–44. and Katsiaounis, The Consultative Assembly, 68.. Also, a study on AKEL that, despite its inaccuracies and exaggerations, is of some interest, was published by the Hoover Institution within a series of studies on the communist parties out of power.  W. Adams, AKEL: The Communist Party of Cyprus (California: Hoover Institution, 1971).

Graikos, The October uprising, 28. Ioannou, This is how the Cyprus issue began, 15. , 21. For the conditions of the period and the situation that prevailed after the October uprising, see Giannis Pikros, Venizelos and the Cyprus issue, ed. ], 1980), 252. Ploutis Servas (1907–2001), was from his school years a member of the Communist Student Youth and a founding member of the KKK in 1926. He was the first Cypriot to study at the Communist University of Western National Minorities in Moscow (aka KOUNMZ) in the Social Sciences department, from 1929 until 1934.

TNA, “Charles Woolley, Governor of Cyprus, to Oliver Stanley, Minister of Colonies” (TNA, CO 67/327/10, 1944). ” See Grigoriadis, History of SEK, 187. AKEL’s pursuance, in 1945, to publicly celebrate for the first time the anniversary of 25 March, caused the first bloody clash, leaving three members of the Left dead in Lefkoniko, and served as a stimulus for the entire bourgeoisie and the Church. For more on the events of Lefkoniko, see Papadimitris, Historical Encyclopaedia, 259. , Consul of Greece to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs” (DIAYE, Folder 126/6, 1st Subfolder (1946), 1945).

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