28644 - From the phobia, to the Movement of March 1st of 1935

N. Lygeros
Translated from the Greek by Athina Kehagias

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When we examine a politician’s way of thinking, we do so in a context of rationality. Therefore the analysis could be integrated in the Game Theory action field. Also in order to characterize the movements it makes sense to study whether they constitute actions, ie irreversible movements. Only that there is a fundamental problem when the substructure is rotten. And that of the 1935 Movement was the failure of the Movement of 1933. Since then, Venizelos assumes that he would be a victim of his enemies and he would develop a phobia which will lead him to the conclusion that the problems are not solved in a democratic manner. Therefore, in cooperation with Plastiras always, he decided to get rid of his rivals in a another way, which is not necessary to describe. In any case, it’s once again the involvement of the military in politics and that of the politics in the army. With the fear of injustice, another injustice is created only this time with a benefit option. The aim, at least initially, was for a government to be formed in Thessaloniki in order to cause the resignation of the government in Athens. And all in all would be the control of the army through Thessaloniki, Kavala, Crete and the Aegean islands. However finally, and for understandable reasons due to its past, the movement begins in Crete. But the failure of the Movement in Thessaloniki, resulted to the surrendering of the army and following that, of the fleet as well. Consequently, Venizelos fled to Cairo which at that time belonged to fascist Italy and he sought political asylum. And this action is quite interesting for a politician who after trying to organize a coup in a democracy, and following the failure of the attempt, he seeks protection from fascism. Thereon he found himself in Paris in self exile. And Plastiras was sentenced to death in absentia. Venizelos died in 1936.