By Alexios Alecou
This ebook analyzes the occasions that impacted the constitution and aggressive methods of the 2 dominant Cypriot political factions whereas lower than the watchful eye of British rule. in accordance with new archival learn, Alecou addresses the social and political surroundings within which the Cypriot Communists and Nationalists fought one another whereas while needed to struggle the British Empire. the variations among communists and nationalists introduced the 2 facets to a frontal collision within the wake of the occasions of the Greek civil struggle. the category clash inside of Cypriot society could at some point soon unavoidably lead, in a single manner or one other, to a conflict among the 2 factions. The civil conflict in Greece constituted one other box of clash among Left and correct, accelerating the formation of a bipolar social gathering method within which the vertical department of the Greek group in Cyprus finally expressed itself.
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34. Preceded by the B and C convention of AKEL on 30 January 1943 and 23 April 1944, respectively. See Papadimitris, Historical Encyclopaedia, 143, 289. 35. The decision of the CC of AKEL on 11 July 1945 to accept the resignation of Ploutis Servas from the post of secretary general as well as from members of the party due to his disagreement with the party concerning his transfer to Nicosia and his resignation from the post of Mayor of Lemesos had been the subject of intense debate during the convention.
Lefkis, The roots, 160. 14. “From the positions and decisions of the First Pancyprian Convention of the Communist Party of Cyprus”, Neos Anthropos, 18 September 1926. 15. The October uprising was a spontaneous insurrection of the people (1931) against the colonialists that was drowned in blood. On the October uprising, see G. Hill, History of Cyprus (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1952). Also Katsiaounis, The Consultative Assembly, 34. 16. Perdios mentions that the two leaders died in the Soviet Union a few years after their exile.
On the issue of demobilization of Cypriot volunteers, see Michalis Poumpouris, Wounded offering (Nicosia: 1996), 127–87. 48. On 8 October 1945, even though the war was over, Takis Kythreotis was killed when an English officer opened fire during a protest by volunteers who refused to be sent to neighboring countries to fight for the British against national liberation movements. For more on the incident, see Michalis Poumpouris, Wounded offering (Nicosia: private, 1996), 154–68. 49. DIAYE, “A Kountouriotis, Consul of Greece to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs” (DIAYE, File 126/6, 1st Subfolder (1945), 1945).
Communism and Nationalism in Postwar Cyprus, 1945-1955: Politics and Ideologies Under British Rule by Alexios Alecou