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A Choice of Evils, 14 February–30 June 1958

Robert Holland

in Britain and the Revolt in Cyprus, 1954-1959

Published in print November 1998 | ISBN: 9780198205388
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191676604 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205388.003.0009
A Choice of Evils, 14 February–30 June 1958

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This chapter examines British governor to Cyprus Hugh Foot's plan for dealing with the Greek Cypriot revolt. Foot proposed a modified tridominium suggesting that the existing colonial administration should remain in effective control of the island. He believed that shared sovereignty should take the form of an invitation to Greece and Turkey to be partners in the supervision of the island. This chapter discusses the reaction and opinion of Prime Minister Harold Macmillan to Foot's proposals.

Keywords: Hugh Foot; tridominium; colonial administration; Cyprus; Greece; Turkey; Harold Macmillan

Chapter.  14689 words. 

Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945)

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