Lucas Papademos was the Eighth President of Greece. He was also the first President of Greece that was not elected with the Greek Rally Party. He created the Party of Justice and succeeded George Papandreou as President of Greece after winning the 2007 elections and defeating the Greek Rally candidate, Andreas Loverdos.
The Party of Justice, created by Lucas in 2006, promised peace and a return to economic prosperity, as well as more close ties with Russia. In his first term, Lucas signed a Military alliance with Russia and allowed Russia to establish military bases in the Agean Sea, Crete and Macedonia. He also refused an offer by USA to re-join NATO.
Instead, Greece, Serbia and Turkey signed the Balkan Alliance Pact and Russia joined as an observer state the Pact. This angered USA, as Greece was becoming more and more allied with Russia. Lucas also started developing the Greek Industry with Russian loans.
When the Greek Parliament voted a law that would force the Americans to withdraw their bases, USA and Bulgaria replied that this was breaking the peace treaty of the Bulgarian War, and NATO invaded Greece in 7 May 2009. Grece appealed Serbia and Turkey to join the war, but both of them refused and Russia gave only moral support to Greece, as Russia wanted to improve it's relations with USA.
NATO forces managed to take over Athens in July and Greece was forced to sign the Treaty of Athens. Greece was forced to pay 7 billion dollars, dismantle 2/3 of it's industry, allow Bulgarian troops to occupy Macedonia until the money were paid, allow USA, UK and French forces to occupy Greece until 2012 and give independence to Crete. Crete was made a USA protectorate to allow USA to invade Greece if Greece broke the peace treaty. Also, the treaty outlawed the Party of Justice as a terrorist group and declared Papademos to be a War Criminal. Papademos was arrested. He was jailed in Korrydalos.
Greece, unable to pay the 7 billion, bankraupted. Bulgaria used this as a pretext to annex Macedonia, despite protests not only by Russia, but also by members of NATO like France and the UK. The war also caused outrage in USA and much of Europe, as it was seen as a war of aggression against an already defeated enemy.
In the following year, Greece would become from the seventh largest economy of the world to that of the 27th. Greece was also forced to vote a resolution that asked Russia to withdrew it's bases in Greece.
Papademos was succeded as Head of State of Greece by the Supreme Allied Commander of the NATO forces in Greece, George Bush.
In 1 March 2013, Papademos escaped from Prison, as the Prison was stormed by Guerrilla fighters of the Party of Justice. In March 25, he send to all major Greek TV Channels a Video in which he said that he had created the "Free Greek Army" to liberate Greece from American domination.
The Russians were suspected of funding the Free Greek Army. George W. Bush refused to send troops to assist the Greek Government, as he believed that the Greek Government could defeat the Rebels without American help.
Papademos attacked the American Military Base in Patra in 3 April with more than 300 troops. The Americans were at first surprised, but managed to defeat the Rebels, with the help of the Greek Government. 6 Americans died, and the Freek Greeks lost 76 men.
In the two following months, bombs rocked the center of Athens. Almost 1,400 people died in those bombings. George W. Bush was forced to send an army of 20,000 American Soldiers to help the Government hunt down the Free Greek Army.
Karolos Papoulias promised to end the revolution and bring Papademos back to jail. In 1st July, the Free Greek Army took control of Mount Parnassus and declared it the first Free Territory. In 19 July, the Greco-American army started an Operation against the Free Greeks in Parnassus with over 50,000 Greeks troops and 12,000 American troops.
The Free Greek Army, with just 780 men, could not resist in open battle, but used the terrain to inflict as many casualities as possible before retreating from Parnassus in 12 August. The Greek National Army suffered 2,000 loses, the Americans 500 and the Free Greeks 63.
The Free Greek Fighters spread in several Greek cities after their retreat, where they pretended to be civilians. Papoulias declared Martial Law. In August 29, Free Greek Figthers bombed several public buildings in Bulgarian held Thessalonica. Papademos send a video in all major Bulgarian TV Channels in which he promised revenge for the Occupation of Macedonia and threatend that Macedonia would soon be again "free and Greek".
In 13 October, CIA located Papademos in Thebes. Under a new law, no one was able to leave the city. The Police started searching for Papademos. But in 21 October, a force of 200 Free Greeks made a suprise attack against Thebes, allowing Papademos to escape the city. The Free Greeks killed 78 policemen but lost 150 fighters.
In 1st November, Papademos releashed another Video in which he called for a Holy Orthodox War against the heretical protestant Americans and their puppet Government. Meanwhile, the CIA informed the Greeks and American Governments that the Free Greek Army might have as many as 6,000 fighters.
After the CIA found strongholds of the Free Greeks in several Greek cities, George W. Bush proposed to Papoulias to begin a large scale operation to clear the Greek cities from Free Greeks and destroy their bases. In 14 December, the army stormed in several rebel strongholds in Athens, Thebes, Corinth, Patra and Nafplio. More than 2,342 Free Greeks were arrested and 1,000 more were killed. The Army suffered 2,000 loses.
All of the Greek rebels were jailed to Korrydalos, but the Free Greek Army attacked the jail with more than 400 fighters in 3 January 2014. The Government was suprised as it thought all major strongholds, and so the operation power of the FGA, were destroyed. In fact, Papademos still ahd strongholds in Athens and Thebes that had not been found by the CIA.
1,900 Free Greeks escaped the jail, with the loss of 300 Free Greeks and 2,000 policemen. This was seen as a big failure by George Bush, who wanted the Free Greeks to be jailed in prisons all voer the country instead of being all held in Korrydalos. Bush, angry that Papoulias had not listened to him and that the Greeks failed to prtect the Police, stopped all American help to Greece for 2 months. In 17 March, with the FGA attacking Thebes with 1,200 men, Bush decided to begin again aiding the Greeks.
Thebes, to everone's suprise, fell in 21 March, despite being held by more than 70,000 troops. The main reason was because there was much anger in the Greek Army against the Americans, because the Americans gave Macedonia to Bulgaria and because Bush stopped aid to Greece for two months and blamed the Greeks for all the failures against the FGA. More than 50,000 Greek troops defected to Papademos during the siege of Thebes.
Papademos now had a huge army and a strategical importand city under his control. He declared Thebes capital of Free Greece. Papoulias responded by sending 120,000 Greek troops against Thebes. So, in April 12 the Second Siege of Thebes begun. In April 19, however, after the Greek Army failed to take the city and suffered heavy loses in urban fighting, 45,000 Greeks defected to Papademos.
Papademos now had an army of more than 100,000 troops. He beat the Greek Army in April 28 and took control of all of Boeotia. The Americans and Bulgarians had to respond. But the assassination of George Bush did not allow America to help and Papoulias asked Bulgaria not to invade, knowing of the hatred of the Bulgarians in the Greek Army and fearing further defections.
Papademos invaded Attica in 22 May with more than 80,000 troops. Papoulias gathered a force of 160,000 Greeks to defend the Capital. The Siege of Athens had begun. Athens fell in 2 June. The Government fled to Patra. Russia, that had remained netrual until now in the conflict, recognized the Free Greek State as the legal Government of Greece.
In 17 June, USA and Russia signed the treaty of Athens, in which it was decided that Greece would be split in two countries. North Greece, under the protection of Russia, and South Greece, under the Protection of USA. Papademos became officialy President of North Greece in 21 June.