THE GREEK CIVIL WAR 1946-1949

Events

1st

Approx. 1941

In the beginning Greece had a dictatorship but the leader died and they became Communist.

2nd

1944

Britain stepped in to help the anti-communist group.

3rd

Approx. 1944

Churchill was like "hey Stalin give me Greece and I will let you control Romania in return" Stalin agreed

4th

Approx. December 2, 1944

Britain started fighting communist and they won

5th

Approx. 1946

Greece has elections; very corrupt. The communists win and they form the, "Democratic Army of Greece"

6th

Approx. 1946

The communist (who claimed they were fighting to restore Greece to a democracy) fought Britain. Britain gets scared and calls on America.

7th

1947

U.S. says "sure we will help" and the they created the Truman Doctrine to help Greece against communists

8th

Approx. 1948

When the U.S. entered, the Democratic Army of Greece help borders of Yugoslavia/Albania and controlled southern Greece

D.A. used guerrilla warfare and the nationalists were aided by U.S./Britain

9th

Approx. 1948

Stalin ended link with Yugoslavia's leader. The D.A. supported Stalin which lost the support of Yugoslavia.

10th

1949

The lost of that relationship and the help from America, nationalist were able to defeat the communist.

80000 killed
700000 homeless

11th

1960

Greece was ruled by a dictator named Georgios Papandreou

12th

1974

Was later restored to a democracy by Konstantinos Karamanlis