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Censorship in the 4th of August State

The 4th of August State implemented strict censorship policies through the so-called Ministry of Press and Tourism. It is noteworthy to notice that Metaxas created this ministry just a couple of weeks after establishing its regime on August 4, 1936. […]

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The Greco-German War

Despite Metaxas’ strategy of armed neutrality and his wish to stay out of the war unfolding, Greece was forcedly involved in World War II on 28 October 1940, when the Italian Army invaded from Albania, beginning the Greco-Italian War. The […]

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The Greco-Italian War

In the cold winter of 1940-41, the Greek Army, leaded by General Ioannis Metaxas, defeated the several times bigger Italian army in a military conflict which is now only a footnote in many history books, but one that had a […]

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Prodromos Bodosakis

Prodromos Bodosakis-Athanasiadis [Πρόδρομος Μποδοσάκης Αθανασιάδης] was one of Metaxas’ best friends and of the most important figures in 20th century Greek industrial history. He created an immense industrial empire with weapons factories, mines and plants in diverse branches of industry […]

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The Metaxas Line

The Metaxas Line was a chain of fortifications constructed along the line of the Greco-Bulgarian border, designed to protect Greece in case of a Bulgarian invasion after the rearmament of Bulgaria. It was named after Ioannis Metaxas, then Prime Minister […]

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Metaxas, demotic Greek and the language question

The Greek language question (Greek: το γλωσσικό ζήτημα, to glossikó zítima) was a dispute about whether the language of the Greek people (Demotic Greek) or a cultivated imitation of Ancient Greek (katharevousa) should be the official language of the Greek […]

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Website revamped

January 1, 2008 – To celebrate the 8 years of the Metaxas Project, we have completely revamped our old and dusty website – the new site sports better usability, a shining search engine, enhanced findability, a new browsable gallery with […]

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