During that period, changes in the governing subverted consolidated hierarchies and establishments of decades. ‘Change’, which constituted the principal slogan of that time, did not concern the materialization of real proclamations, but rather the undeniable fact of social reforms being introduced and of new strata emerging that altered the profile of Greek society. Political polarization between the two major political parties escalated. At the end of the decade, the joint government of the Right and Left, as well as the fall of eastern Europe regimes were a symbolic confirmation of the fact that traditional ideological dictates had been definitively undermined.