Dangerous Citizens » Chronology
The Law Concerning Brigands, with provision for the prosecution of the kin of brigands and anyone who helps, supports, and abets them.
Thessaly becomes part of Greece.
Major agricultural strike at Kileler, in Thessaly, on March 6.
Establishment of the Workers' Center in Thessaloniki.
King Constantine abdicates. King Alexander assumes the throne.
Eleutherios Venizelos forms government.
The United States enters the First World War.
The February Revolution in Russia, then the October Revolution.
Major strikes in Germany.
General Workers' Union of Greece (GSEE) established.
Socialist Workers' Party of Greece (SEKE) established.
Civil war in Russia.
Communist parties of Hungary, Poland, and Germany established.
End of the First World War.
Greek Army in Istanbul, following the surrender of the Ottoman army to the Allies at the end of the First World War.
First National Congress of SEKE. Decision to join the Third International.
Panhellenic general strike against the firing of exiled socialist unionists of GSEE.
Revolution in Hungary fails.
Karl Liebknecht and Rosa Luxemburg are murdered.
Founding Congress of the Third International in Moscow.
Establishment of the Communist parties of the United States, Yugoslavia, Bulgaria, and Denmark.
Weimar Republic and constitution.
Treaty of Versailles.
Greek expedition to Asia Minor.
Second National Congress of SEKE. It joins the Third International. Its title changes to the Socialist Workers' Party of Greece—(Communist).
Collaboration of GSEE and SEKE-C.
Demosthenes Ligdopoulos, a leading member of SEKE, is murdered on the Black Sea.
Second Congress of the Communist International.
Major general strikes in France and Italy.
Establishment of the Communist parties of Spain, Iran, Great Britain, and France.
Establishment of the League of Nations.
Treaty of Sèvres.
The Greek army marches into the interior of Turkey. Greek defeat at Eski Sehir and Afion Karahisar.
Murder attempt against Venizelos.
Death of King Alexander. Suspicions are that he was murdered.
Venizelos is defeated in the general elections. Konstantinos Rallis forms government.
Plebiscite in favor of the return of King Constantine.
Inaugural issue of Communist Review, the official publication of the Communist Party of Great Britain, published in May.
General strike by railroad and electrical-power workers in Greece.
The Third Congress of the Communist International is established (comprising thirteen Communist parties).
Revolt at Kronstadt by anarchist Soviet sailors, suppressed by the Bolsheviks. End of civil war in Russia.
Establishment of the Communist parties of Italy, Romania, Czechoslovakia, and China.
Albania and Ireland become independent.
The Greek army is defeated by the Turks at the Sangarius River.
First Congress of SEKE.
Leading members of SEKE-C, GSEE, and Greek soldiers are imprisoned at the front for antiwar activities.
Establishment of the Association of Communist Youth of Greece (OKNE).
General strike in Italy fails.
Establishment of the USSR. Joseph Stalin becomes general secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union.
March to Rome by Italian fascists. Benito Mussolini comes to power.
Asia Minor Catastrophe, following the Asia Minor Expedition.
Coup d'état by General Nikolaos Plasteras.
King Constantine abdicates and flees Greece.