Introduction: The political idiom of the period 1923-1940

The political idiom of the two most important political factions, the Venizelists and the anti-Venizelists, is part of the wider framework of polarization in this period and primarily reflects their disagreement over the form of the constitution. The removal of this contention, due to politico-social developments in the meantime, would mark the end of the Second Republic. In this period though, various levels of political idiom are born and developed both from the right (Fascism) and the left (Communism) of the political spectrum.

The Greek version of the former was applied in many ways at various levels of society during the four-year dictatorship of Metaxas, 1936-40.