New academic paper on the establishment of the Metaxas dictatorship
In this new academic paper, Mogens Pelt, Associate Professor in International History at the Saxo Institute of the University of Copenhagen, reviews the establishment of the Metaxas dictatorship when the Greek king, George II, gave General Ioannis Metaxas carte blanche to suspend parliament and rule by decree. He also studies the development of the 4th of August state – while the institutions it created were clearly inspired by the Fascist and Nazi movements, it never developed into a fully-fledged fascist dictatorship. In fact, in spite of its clearly stated ambitions to shape a new Greece for future generations, the dictatorship did not survive the Second World War.
Written by Mogens Pelt