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Greece Introduction

Greece, Ancient, was the birthplace of Western civilization about 2,500 years ago. The magnificent achievements of the ancient Greeks in government, science, philosophy, and the arts continue to influence our lives today.

A Short Background

Greece achieved its independence from the Ottoman Empire in 1829. During the second half of the 19th century and the first half of the 20th century, it gradually added neighboring islands and territories with Greek-speaking populations.

Following the defeat of communist rebels in 1949, Greece joined NATO in 1952. A military dictatorship, which in 1967 suspended many political liberties and forced the king to flee the country, lasted seven years.

Democratic elections in 1974 and a referendum created a parliamentary republic and abolished the monarchy; Greece joined the European Community or EC in 1981 (which became the EU in 1992).

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Topography of Greece - Read more about the geography and topography of Greece

History of Greece - Presents a detailed historical background and culture of Greece

Life & People of Greece - Study the characteristics, background, and details on the people of Greece

Local Cuisine of Greece - Find out delicious local cuisines of Greece

Holidays in Greece - Check out a list of the local holidays in Greece

Festivals in Greece - Learn about the festivals in Greece

Embassies of Greece - Provides an Embassy database for Greece

Administration facts of Greece - Learn about the governmental administration facts of Greece

Newstands in Greece - Browse through a collection of local online newspapers of Greece

Attractions in Greece - Discover the best places to visit, sight seeing, and tourist attractions in Greece

Maps of Greece - Discover a detailed map of Greece

Map Database of Greece - Browse a large collection of city, country, historical, political, thematic, and shaded relief maps of Greece

Flags of Greece - Uncover the flag images and description of the flag of Greece. Includes historical flags, symbols, and related information

Weather for cities of Greece - Browse weather forecast, hourly conditions, temperature, sunrise, sunset, and other weather related reports for the cities of Greece

Shopping in Greece - Find out the best places for shopping in Greece

Restaurants in Greece - Browse a list of eat-outs in Greece

Geography of Greece - Highlights the location, map references, area, land boundaries, climate, natural resources, land use, natural hazards, environment, and geography of Greece

People of Greece - Learn about the population, age structure, birth and death rate, sex ratio, nationality, ethnic groups, religions, languages, and literacy in Greece

Government and Politics in Greece - Profiles the country name, government type, administrative divisions, independence, national holiday, constitution, legal system, suffrage, executive, legislative, and judicial branches, political parties and leaders, and a flag description of Greece.

Economy of Greece - Study the GDP, growth rate, per capita, inflation, labor, budget, industries, exports, imports, currency, exchange rates, and economy of Greece

Communications in Greece - Browse statistics on telephones, mobile and cellular lines in use, radio broadcast stations, televisions, internet country code, ISP's, internet users, and facts on communications in Greece

Transportation in Greece - Offers statistical details on the railways, highways, waterways, ports & harbors, airports, and other facts on transportation in Greece

Military of Greece - Provides statistics on military branches, army, air force, navy, manpower, military service, expenditure, and facts on military in Greece

Transnational Issues of Greece - Explore international disputes and transnational issues of Greece


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