Όψεις και ιδιαιτερότητες του Εθνικού Διχασμού στην Κύπρο, 1914–1920
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Please note: this article is in Greek. National Schism in Cyprus, 1914–1920: aspects and particularities: The intense dispute between the prime minister Eleftherios Veniselos and King Constantine regarding Greece’s position towards the First World War was shortly extended to Cyprus. The Greeks of Cyprus believed that the choice of the Greek governments (to either join the Allies or maintain their neutrality) would have had a serious impact on the Cyprus question. While in Greece the conflict appeared inevitable, in Cyprus the struggle for Union (ένωσις) with Greece appeased the oppositions. The present article explores the nature and the extent of interest on the dispute through archival sources and the Greek newspapers of Cyprus. It also emphasizes the role of personality in the configuration of the two disputed policies through their activity, the conflicts and the political associations (λέσχες) that were created to support either Veniselos or King Constantine. Finally, the paper examines the fluctuation of divisive events and the factors that directed the action of leading personalities of island, up to 1920, that the irredentism of the island appeared realistic ... το μόνιμο δράμα της σκηνής της Κύπρου θα ήταν η σύγκρουση ενός Οδυσσέα με έναν Αχιλλέα, που συνεχώς θα άλλαζαν ρόλους και προσωπεία.