During that period, changes in the governing subverted consolidated
hierarchies and establishments of decades. ‘Change’, which constituted the principal slogan of that time, did not
concern the materialization of real proclamations, but rather the undeniable fact of social reforms being introduced
and of new strata emerging that altered the profile of Greek society. Political polarization between the two major
political parties escalated. At the end of the decade, the joint government of the Right and Left, as well as the
fall of eastern Europe regimes were a symbolic confirmation of the fact that traditional ideological dictates
had been definitively undermined.