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The 4th of August – Towards a corporatist state

Metaxas’ willingness to stake the country’s social stability on the German option made it a condition sine qua non that the regime be able to gather some degree of popular support, or at least prevent the people from turning against […]

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The Metaxas regime: Clientelistic Fascism

The Greek communists called the Metaxas dictatorship “Monarchofascism”. Some authors deny the fascist character and describe it as a simple royal dictatorship with fascist leanings. On the other hand, German historian Heinz A. Richter thinks that the regime of the […]

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The economic policy of the 4th of August regime

In 1936, the Greek economy was in a precarious state, running a budget deficit of 844 million drachmas and dependent on a constant stream of ever-growing foreign loans. The rate of unemployment in the country was high: in a country of about […]

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