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During the early years of his reign, a group of Bavarian Regents ruled in his name and made themselves very unpopular by trying to impose German ideas of rigid hierarchical government on the Greeks, while keeping most significant state offices away from them.

Nevertheless, they laid the foundations of a Greek administration, army, justice system and education system. Otto was sincere in his desire to give Greece good government, but he suffered from two great handicaps, his Roman Catholic faith, and the fact that his marriage to Queen Amalia remained childless. Furthermore, the new Kingdom tried to eliminate the traditional banditry , something that in many cases meant conflict with some old revolutionary fighters klephtes who continued to exercise this practice.

The Bavarian Regents ruled until , when at the insistence of Britain and France , they were recalled, and Otto after that appointed Greek ministers, although Bavarian officials still ran most of the administration and the army.

But Greece still had no legislature and no constitution. Greek discontent grew until a revolt broke out in Athens in September Otto agreed to grant a constitution, and convened a National Assembly which met in November.

The new constitution created a bicameral parliament , consisting of an Assembly Vouli and a Senate Gerousia. Power then passed into the hands of a group of politicians, most of whom had been commanders in the War of Independence against the Ottomans.

Greek politics in the 19th century was dominated by the national question. Greeks dreamed of liberating them all and reconstituting a state embracing all the Greek lands, with Constantinople as its capital.

This was called the Great Idea Megali Idea , and it was sustained by almost continuous rebellions against Ottoman rule in Greek-speaking territories, notably Crete , Thessaly and Macedonia.

In , the King dismissed his Prime Minister, the former admiral Constantine Kanaris , the most prominent politician of the period. This dismissal provoked a military rebellion, forcing Otto to accept the inevitable and leave the country. George was a very popular choice as a constitutional monarch, and he agreed that his sons would be raised in the Greek Orthodox faith. The Muslims had no control over the church.

With the establishment of the Greek Kingdom, however, the government decided to take control of the church, breaking away from the patriarch in Constantinople. The government declared the church to be autocephalous Independent in in a political decision of the Bavarian Regents acting for King Otto , who was a minor. The new status was finally recognised as such by the Patriarchate in , under compromise conditions with the issue of a special "Tomos" decree which brought it back to a normal status.

As a result, it retains certain special links with the " Mother Church ". There were only four bishops, and they had political roles. Priests were not salaried; in rural areas he was a peasant farmer himself, dependent for his livelihood on his farm work and from fees and offerings by his parishioners.

His ecclesiastical duties were limited to administering the sacraments, supervising funerals, the blessings of crops, and exorcism. By the s, there was a nationwide revival, run by travelling preachers. The government arrested several and tried to shut down the revival, but it proved too powerful when the revivalists denounced three bishops for purchasing their office. By the s the "Anaplasis" "Regeneration" Movement led to renewed spiritual energy and enlightenment. It fought against the rationalistic and materialistic ideas that had seeped in from secular Western Europe.

It promoted catechism schools, and circles for the study the Bible. The powers of the King were reduced and the Senate was abolished [note 5] , and the franchise was extended to all adult males.

Nevertheless, Greek politics remained heavily dynastic, as it had always been. Although parties were centered around the individual leaders, often bearing their names, two broad political tendencies existed: Trikoupis and Deligiannis dominated Greek politics in the later 19th century, alternating in office.

Trikoupis favoured cooperation with Great Britain in foreign affairs, the creation of infrastructure and an indigenous industry, raising protective tariffs and progressive social legislation, while the more populist Deligiannis depended on the promotion of Greek nationalism and the Megali Idea. Greece remained a quite impoverished country throughout the 19th century.

The country lacked raw materials, infrastructure and capital. Agriculture was mostly at the subsistence level, and the only important export commodities were currants , raisins and tobacco. Some Greeks grew rich as merchants and shipowners, and Piraeus became a major port, but little of this wealth found its way to the Greek peasantry.

Greece remained hopelessly in debt to London finance houses. By the s Greece was virtually bankrupt, and public insolvency was declared in Poverty was rife in the rural areas and the islands and was eased only by large-scale emigration to the United States. There was little education in the countryside.

Nevertheless, there was progress in building communications and infrastructure, and elegant public buildings were erected in Athens. Despite the bad financial situation, Athens staged the revival of the Olympic Games in , which proved a great success.

Initially, the royal prerogative in choosing his prime minister remained and contributed to governmental instability, until the introduction of the dedilomeni principle of parliamentary confidence in by the reformist Charilaos Trikoupis.

The Greek people spoke a form of Greek called Demotic. Many of the educated elite saw this as a peasant dialect and were determined to restore the glories of Ancient Greek. Government documents and newspapers were consequently published in Katharevousa purified Greek, a form which few ordinary Greeks could read. Liberals favoured recognising Demotic as the national language, but conservatives and the Orthodox Church resisted all such efforts, to the extent that, when the New Testament was translated into Demotic in , riots erupted in Athens and the government fell the Evangeliaka.

All Greeks were united, however, in their determination to liberate the Greek-speaking provinces of the Ottoman Empire. Especially in Crete , a prolonged revolt in had raised nationalist fervour. Nevertheless, in , Thessaly and small parts of Epirus were ceded to Greece in the context of the Treaty of Berlin , while frustrating Greek hopes of receiving Crete. In the ensuing Greco-Turkish War of the badly trained and equipped Greek army was defeated by the Ottomans. Through the intervention of the Great Powers, however, Greece lost only a little territory along the border to Turkey, while Crete was established as an autonomous state with the High Commissioner being Prince George of Greece.

Nationalist sentiment among Greeks in the Ottoman Empire continued to grow, and by the s there were constant disturbances in Macedonia. Here the Greeks were in competition not only with the Ottomans but also with the Bulgarians, engaged in an armed propaganda struggle for the hearts and minds of the ethnically mixed local population, the so-called " Macedonian Struggle ". Taking advantage of the Ottoman internal turmoil, Austria-Hungary annexed Bosnia and Herzegovina , and Bulgaria declared its independence from the Ottoman Empire.

On Crete, the local population, led by a young politician named Eleftherios Venizelos , declared Enosis , Union with Greece, provoking another crisis. The fact that the Greek government, led by Dimitrios Rallis , proved unable likewise to take advantage of the situation and bring Crete into the fold, rankled with many Greeks, especially with young officers.

These formed a secret society, the " Military League ", with the purpose of emulating their Ottoman colleagues and seek reforms.

Venizelos quickly established himself as an influential political figure, and his allies won the August elections. Venizelos became Prime Minister in October , ushering a period of 25 years where his personality would dominate Greek politics. Venizelos initiated a major reform program, including a new and more liberal constitution and reforms in the spheres of public administration, education and economy.

French and British military missions were invited for the army and navy respectively, and arms purchases were made. Through spring , a series of bilateral agreements among the Balkan states Greece, Bulgaria , Montenegro and Serbia formed the Balkan League , which in October declared war on the Ottoman Empire.

Balkan Wars This section may be too long and excessively detailed. Please consider summarizing the material while citing sources as needed. August Macedonian front[ edit ] Greek operations during the First Balkan War borders depicted are post-Second Balkan War Ottoman intelligence had disastrously misread Greek military intentions. In retrospect, it would appear that the Ottoman staffs believed that the Greek attack would be shared equally between the two primary avenues of approach, Macedonia and Epirus.

The Greek Army also fielded seven divisions, but, having the initiative, concentrated all seven against VIII Corps, leaving only a number of independent battalions of scarcely divisional strength in the Epirus front. This had fatal consequences for the Western Group of Armies, since it led to the early loss of the strategic centre of all three Macedonian fronts, the city of Thessaloniki , a fact that sealed their fate.

In the absence of secure sea lines of communications, the retention of the Thessaloniki-Constantinople corridor was essential to the overall strategic posture of the Ottoman Empire in the Balkans. Once this was gone, the defeat of the Ottoman Army became inevitable. To be sure, the Bulgarians and the Serbs played a significant role in the defeat of the main Ottoman armies.

However, these victories were not decisive in the sense that they ended the war. The Ottoman field armies survived, and in Thrace, they actually grew stronger day by day. In the strategic point of view these victories were enabled partially by the weakened condition of the Ottoman armies brought about by the active presence of the Greek army and fleet. Additionally, the Ottoman forces lost 70 artillery pieces, 30 machine guns and 70, rifles Thessaloniki was the central arms depot for the Western Armies.

The Ottoman forces estimated that 15, officers and men had been killed during the campaign in Macedonia, bringing total losses up to 41, soldiers. Another direct consequence was that the destruction of the Macedonian Army sealed the fate of the Ottoman Vardar Army, which was fighting the Serbs to the north.

The fall of Thessaloniki left it strategically isolated, without logistical supply and depth to manoeuvre, ensuring its destruction.

Ottoman prisoners of war in Greek hands. Upon learning of the outcome of the battle of Yenidje, the Bulgarian high command urgently dispatched their 7th Rila Division from the north in the direction of the city. The division arrived there a week later, the day after its surrender to the Greeks. Until 10 November, the Greek-occupied zone had been expanded to the line from Lake Dojran to the Pangaion hills west to Kavalla. The Greek division, surprised by the presence of the Ottoman Corps, isolated from the rest of Greek army and outnumbered by the now counterattacking Ottomans centred on Bitola , was forced to retreat.

As a result, the Serbs beat the Greeks to Bitola. Epirus front[ edit ] In the Epirus front the Greek army was initially heavily outnumbered, but due to the passive attitude of the Ottomans succeeded in conquering Preveza 21 October and pushing north to the direction of Ioannina. However, Greek forces in the Epirote front had not the numbers to initiate an offensive against the German-designed defensive positions of Bizani that protected the city of Ioannina, and therefore had to wait for reinforcements from the Macedonian front.

During the siege, on 8 February , the Russian pilot N. He came down near small town of Preveza , on the coast north of the Ionian island of Lefkas , secured local Greek assistance, repaired his plane and resumed flight back to base.

There its advance stopped, although the Serbian line of control was very close to the north. Instead, the Ottoman Navy spent the first two months of the war in operations against the Bulgarians in the Black Sea, giving the Greeks valuable time to complete their preparations and allowing them to consolidate their control of the Aegean.

Substantial Ottoman garrisons were present on the latter, and their resistance was fierce. They withdrew into the mountainous interior and were not subdued until 22 December and 3 January respectively. The clashes there were short-lived as the Ottoman forces withdrew to the Anatolian mainland so that the island was securely in Greek hands by 16 March. The Ottomans scuttled the four ships present there, but the Greeks were able to salvage the Italian-built torpedo-boats Antalya and Tokat, which were commissioned into the Greek Navy as Nikopolis and Tatoi respectively.

Kountouriotis suggested mining the straits, but was not taken up for fear of international reactions. A new strategy was agreed, whereby the Ottomans were to take advantage of any absence of the Greek flagship Averof to attack the other Greek ships.


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