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From Skeptical Disinterest to Ideological Crusade: The Road to American Participation in the Greek Civil War, 1943-1949

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Date Issued:
2013
Abstract/Description:
This thesis examines the way in which the United States formulated its policy toward Greece during the Greek civil war (1943-1949). It asserts that U.S. intervention in Greece was based on circumstantial evidence and the assumption of Soviet global intentions, rather than on dispatches from the field which consistently reported from 1943-1946 that the Soviets were not involved in that country's affairs. It also maintains that the post-Truman Doctrine American policy in Greece was in essence, a continuation of British policy there from 1943-1946, which meant to impose an unpopular government on the people of Greece, and tolerated unlawful violence of the extreme Greek right-wing.
Title: From Skeptical Disinterest to Ideological Crusade: The Road to American Participation in the Greek Civil War, 1943-1949.
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Name(s): Villiotis, Stephen, Author
Solonari, Vladimir, Committee Chair
Zhang, Hong, Committee Member
Beiler, Rosalind, Committee Member
, Committee Member
University of Central Florida, Degree Grantor
Type of Resource: text
Date Issued: 2013
Publisher: University of Central Florida
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: This thesis examines the way in which the United States formulated its policy toward Greece during the Greek civil war (1943-1949). It asserts that U.S. intervention in Greece was based on circumstantial evidence and the assumption of Soviet global intentions, rather than on dispatches from the field which consistently reported from 1943-1946 that the Soviets were not involved in that country's affairs. It also maintains that the post-Truman Doctrine American policy in Greece was in essence, a continuation of British policy there from 1943-1946, which meant to impose an unpopular government on the people of Greece, and tolerated unlawful violence of the extreme Greek right-wing.
Identifier: CFE0005068 (IID), ucf:49959 (fedora)
Note(s): 2013-12-01
M.A.
Arts and Humanities, History
Masters
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Subject(s): Greek civil war -- American involvement -- U.S. Policy -- Truman Doctrine
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/ucf/fd/CFE0005068
Restrictions on Access: public 2013-12-15
Host Institution: UCF

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