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Population Exchange in Greek MacedoniaThe Rural Settlement of Refugees 1922-1930$
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Elisabeth Kontogiorgi

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780199278961

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199278961.001.0001

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(p.1) Introduction
Population Exchange in Greek Macedonia

Elisabeth Kontogiorgi

Oxford University Press

This introductory chapter begins with a discussion of how the First World War brought about the disintegration of autocratic regimes in Europe and paved the way for the establishment of constitutional governments and the consolidation of nationalism. It then discusses the focus of this book, which is the settlement of refugees in rural areas of Greek Macedonia and on the role of the Refugee Settlement Commission (RSC), which, under the auspices of the League of Nations, supervised the project of refugee resettlement.

Keywords:   First World War, refugees, resettlement, nationalism, Greek Macedonia, Refugee Settlement Commission

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