Greece The Junta
Source: The Library of Congress Country Studies
A number of developments between 1963 and 1967 led to a successful military coup. Social conditions declined despite economic growth. Crowding into cities gave rise to renewed demands for social welfare and better income distribution. The emigration that had commenced in the late 1950s continued into the 1960s (about 452,300 Greeks left between 1963 and 1967). And labor groups were much more militant than they had been at any other time in the postwar period.
Data as of December 1994
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