Military interventions and political anomalies

On the fringe of the developments and the consequences of the Trial of the Six, but inseparably associated with them, belongs the dissolution of the Revolutionary Commitee, the military movement established after the Catastrophe. Certainly, the military movement kept on acting behind the scenes, because as Alkis Rigos very accurately points out, "Naturally it gave, at that critical point, an outlet to the people's anger, but at the same time it legalized the need for dictatorial management and the intervention of the army... in political life." But the political government that came about was far from stable.

At the same time as these political processes were taking place, during 1923 significant administrative changes occurred, such as the introduction of the new calendar and the establishment of a prefecture as the second-rank unit of self-government. Since the end of 1922, the main issue of the day had been the matter of elections, which continued to smoulder deep within the ranks of the army and the political world. The internal contradictions characterizing the heterogeneous military movement were expressed through a series of intrigues which took place during this volatile period 1922-24. What preoccupied the people and the groups playing the leading roles was power and its management. But there was, as always, the problem of the means and the method of acquiring it.