The Outbreak of Civil War in Greece: Strategic leadership, brinkmanship, and deterrence failure
PAPPAS, Takis S.
Civil war prevention; Greece; counterfactual method; political leadership; George Papandreou; brinkmanship
EUI SPS; 2012/02
This article argues against two firmly-established ideas about the 1944 communist insurgency that led to the outbreak of civil war in postliberation Greece: (a) blame attribution to predominantly one actor, who, depending on each author’s ideological perspective, is either the Greek Communists or the British, and (b) outcome inevitability. [...]