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The shadow of the governor

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The shadow of the governor

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October 2019

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2019

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Late 1827. The Greek Revolution has almost been extinguished. The country is still fighting for its independence. The two civil wars, the fall of Missolonghi and the destruction of Ibrahim in the Peloponnese have led the Greeks to despair. In a last-ditch effort to save themselves, they call on Kapodistrias to rule Greece. The Great Powers agree. Hopes are revived. Kapodistrias arrives in the country and immediately sets to work. At first he is received with relief and enthusiasm. However, it is not long before he encounters the first obstacles. The kodjabashis react, the chiefs are intolerant, the opposition gears up. Slowly, the first governor of Greece is abandoned by everyone. Or almost everyone. His bodyguard stands by his side until the end. Through his own narrative we live the most important events of the country but also the personal moments of Kapodistrias until 27 September 1831 when he is killed by the Mavromichalis family at the entrance of a church in Nafplio. Ioannis Kapodistrias had a vision for Greece. He will go down in history as a lost opportunity.

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