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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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To Neon Kratos

“To Neon Kratos” (“The New State”) was the semi-official ideological journal of the 4th of August State, through which the regime tried to promote the ideas of its intellectuals on politics, social philosophy, history and art (plastic arts, music, theatre, literature). The […]

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Ioannis Diakos

Ioannis Diakos [Ιωάννης Διάκος] was the private secretary and personal aide of Metaxas. A former journalist-publicist, he was the director of the “Efimeridos ton Ellinon” (“Newspaper of the Greeks”), which was an organ of the Union of Royalists. His relationship with […]

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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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On Metaxas’ death – The Examiner, 29 January 1941

This is the original obituary published on The Examiner,  Wednesday 29 January 1941, about John Metaxas’ death.   METAXAS DIES – INSPIRER OF GREEKS London, Wednesday 29 January 1941. – General John Metaxas, the popular Premier-Dictator of Greece, died in […]

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