chapter  6
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The White Terror, February 1945–March 1946

During the December fighting there was a realignment of political forces, which was accomplished by the British government in cooperation with Greek politicians. The result was to terminate the cooperation by the Greek government with EAM, and to restore its alignment with the tradi­ tional state and social hierarchy. An early sign of this realignment was the hasty rehabilitation and rearmament by Papandreou of the gendarmerie just before the fighting broke out.