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Friday, 21 April 2017

Regime of the Colonels (τὸ καθεστώς τῶν Συνταγματαρχών) - 50th anniversary

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Ritratto di Alekos Panagulis tratto da "Le cicatrici tra i miei denti", NdA Press

The Greek military junta of 1967–74, commonly known as the Regime of the Colonels (Greekκαθεστώς των Συνταγματαρχώνkathestós ton Syntagmatarchón [kaθesˈtos ton sin'daɣ.matarˈxon]), or in Greece simply The Junta (/ˈʌntə/ or /ˈhʊntə/; Greek: Χούντα[ˈxunda]), The Dictatorship (Η ΔικτατορίαI Diktatoría) and The Seven Years (Η ΕπταετίαI eptaetía), was a series of right-wing military juntas that ruled Greece following the 1967 Greek coup d'état led by a group of colonels on 21 April 1967. The dictatorship ended on 24 July 1974 under the pressure of the Turkish invasion of Cyprus establishing the Third Hellenic Republic.

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