GREECE: Royal Recall

The difference between Ancient Greece and Modern Greece is 2,000 years of intermarriage with Romans, Slavs, Bulgars, Vlachs, Sicilian Normans, Franks, Serbs, Venetians, Albanians, Turks. In modern Greek politics, the republican traditions of ancient Greece have become primarily a dream in the brain of Greece's ex-Grand Old Man Eleutherios ("Liberty") Venizelos whose revolution of republicans and Greek islanders was smashed last spring by monarchical mainlanders (TIME, March 25). Since then Greek politicians have been scrambling on the monarchist bandwagon but always with reservations about actually recalling Greece's ex-King George II....

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