Athanasios Loupas

Aristotle University

Thessaloniki

From Paris to Lausanne: Aspects of Greek-Yugoslav Relations during the First Interwar Years (1919–1923)

Abstract: This paper looks at the course of Greek-Yugoslav relations from the Paris Peace Conference to the Treaty of Lausanne. Following the end of the First World War Greece and the newly-created Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes formed a common front on an anti-Bulgarian basis, putting aside unresolved bilateral issues. Belgrade remained neutral during the Greek-Turkish war despite the return of King Constantine. But after the Greek catastrophe in Asia Minor the relations between Athens and Belgrade were lopsided.

Keywords: Greek-Serbian/Yugoslav relations, Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes, Greek-Turkish war 1920–1922, Serbian/Yugoslav free zone in Thessaloniki, Eleftherios Venizelos, Nikola Pašić, Macedonian problem, Western Thrace

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DOI: 10.2298/BALC1647263L