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Title ALEXANDER THE KING AND VENIZELOS ACCORDING TO THE SPANISH DIPLOMAT FRANCISCO DE AGRAMONTE (1917-1920)

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ABSTRACT The aim of this paper is to announce the new political situation created in Greece after the abdication of the Greek king Constantino during the First World War, after the events of December 1916, analysed from the point of view of a Spanish diplomat, Francisco Agramonte, accredited in the Legation of Spain in Athens. Agramonte, faithful observer of what happened in Greece, relates all the pressures that Greece was subjected to from the beginning by the allied powers until, finally, Venizelos involved it in the war, what contrasts with the ambiguous attitude of the monarch. It must also be mentioned the brief reign of Constantino’s son, Alexander, specially, the management of the Cretan statesman Venizelos until its fall in the election of 14 November 1920. As for the documentation, besides the diplomatic correspondence, official documents have been used, as most of them were signed by the personages themselves at that time. They are irrefutable and complete documents, therefore, they are free of the danger of distortion, what shows the strict neutrality of the Spanish representative in his view of the history of Greece in such a delicate moment as the Great European War. The diplomat’s information has been contrasted, whenever it has been possible, with the one contributed by an additional bibliography.

Primary author
Matilde Morcillo

Email
Matilde.MRosillo@uclm.es