Le Dodecanese a la conference de Lausanne (1922-1923)

Part of : Balkan studies : biannual publication of the Institute for Balkan Studies ; Vol.35, No.1, 1994, pages 71-80

Parallel Title:
The Dodecanese Question during the conference of Lausanne 1922-1923
Section Title:
The aim of this article is the analysis of the Italian policy at the Conferenceof Lausanne in the Dodecanece question.The writer, making an extensive use of primary sources, brings forwardthat the assign to Italy of the Dodecanese Islands would become the starting point for the realization of Mussolini’s policy of the Italian expansion in theEastern Mediterranean. Britain, however, wished that the Dodecanese beceded to Greece and Italy be recompensed in Africa. Thus, in conjunctionwith her domination of Cyprus. Britain would consolidate her supremacy inthat area. But before any agreement could be reached between the Allies,Britain closed the first phase of the Conference and the Dodecanese questionremained in suspense.At the opening of the second phase of the Conference Italy appearedwith the support of France and the consent of Britain that the Dodecanesewould definitely be allotted to Italy, Greece’s protests that the allied decisionwas against the principle of nationality and the previous agreements remaineda dead letter.The writer reaches the conclusion that the Dodecanese Islands were lost to Greece at Lausanne for reasons that had to do with a general policy of Britain and France to satisfy Italy.
Subject (LC):
Δωδεκάνησα, Conference de Lausanne (1922-1923)