Greece
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Greece

While the real tragedy of the World War played out on Europe’s theaters of war, Greece remained neutral until 1917. This neutrality was above all benevolent toward the Central Powers – at least, as far as the head of state, King Constantine, was concerned. Since the monarch admired his brother-in-law Kaiser Wilhelm II as the personification of the German martial spirit, he refused to march off to war against the Central Powers. Thereupon, Greek Premier Eleftherios Venizelos advocated stron…

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Loulos, Konstantin, “Greece”, in: Brill’s Digital Library of World War I. Consulted online on 18 December 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-3786_dlws1_beww1_en_0255>
First published online: 2015



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