The Greek Junta (1967–1974) – The Regime of the Colonels

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From 1967 till 1974 there was a dictatorship in Greece known as the Regime of the Colonels. In 1967 a Greek coup d’état occured and this established the Greek Junta. The new leaders were Brigadier Stylianos Pattakos and Colonels George Papadopoulos and Nikolaos Makarezos. What followed was a period of oppression. Greek students rose against the authorities during the Athens Polytechnic uprising in 1973. After the Turkish invasion of Cyprus the regime came to an end.

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