Afterthoughts and Aftermaths

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:
Afterthoughts and Aftermaths

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This chapter examines the aftermath of the Cyprus revolt against British colonial rule. The active struggle between the British and the Ethnikí Orgánosis Kipriakoú Agónos (EOKA) officially ended in March 1959. The handling of the revolt highlighted the very nature and some of the flaws of British policy-making. This chapter suggests that the British departure from Cyprus was not as calamitous as that in Palestine. And the feeling in Cyprus, by August 1960, was also very different from the full panoply of decolonization celebrations in India just thirteen years before.

Keywords: Cyprus revolt; British rule; decolonisation; EOKA; policy-making

Chapter.  4003 words. 

Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945)

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