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Constantine II

( King of Greece in the years 1964-74.)

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During World War II Constantine lived in exile in South Africa and returned to Greece in 1946. When his father became King Paul I in 1947, Constantine was proclaimed Crown Prince. He inherited the throne after his father died March 6, 1964. Fearing the spread of the army "left" ideology, in July 1965, Konstantin dismissed Prime Minister George Papandreou. He was appointed interim prime minister until April 21, 1967, when the eve of elections, planning for May, a military coup.
Constantine left Greece and settled in Rome. In 1973 Greece was proclaimed a republic and the monarchy was abolished. This decision was confirmed by a general referendum in November 1974, a decision that Constantine considered for a final and left a claim to the throne.


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