Divisions of Greece This is a study of the development of civil institutions in modern Greece. The focus is on "guest-labor" in Europe. Attempt is made to establish the historical genealogy of this system as it pertains to the German system of foreign labor recruitment. Greek developments in the forties and early fifties led to the formation of an "exceptional" type of a regime. Such a regime may be seen as the specific outcome of external interventions. The role of the British is presented as central to the course of events taken in Greek affairs after the Second World War. In actual terms, British Forces in Greece (1945) supported a regime which was in continuity with the pre-war power configuration, while claiming to be engaged in a crusade against Communism. Subsequently a system of controls was established that led to labor migration. The social control arrangements in the labor reserve formed involved two mechanisms. These were the system of labour-control maintained by the state and the mode of industrial employment fostered in Greece. The study attempts to describe first time the formation of a labor reserve system set in Greece.