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seleanor

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For those of you who don't know, Oxi Day is when Greek prime minister Ioannis Metaxas rejected the ultimatum made by Italian dictator Benito Mussolini in 1940 which demanded that Greece allow Axis forces to enter Greek territory or else there would be war. He then responded with "No" or "Oxi," implying that Greece would go to war!
 

Historical interview of Anatolian immigrants to Greece

These people were Greeks who lived in Anatolia (modern day Turkey) and were forced to immigrate to Greece as refugees. Their history is so important to modern Greek history, I hope it doesn't get lost.

The Greek debt crisis explained

Im not sure if this is the best representation because im not an economist, but just something to help others get a better idea of what happened in 2008 and what Greece is recovering from. We've been through a lot as a culture and a country but we've remained so strong!

The marathon started in Greece!

The famous marathon that we know of today started in Greece! The first marathon actually took place at the Battle of Marathon. The Greeks won because of Pheideppes who greatly affected the war. After the Greek army defeated the Persian army, the commander, Miltiades, told his messenger to send word to Athens that the Persians were headed their way. Pheideppes ran the distance between Marathon and Athens he delivered the message that the Persians were on their way. The marathon was born after his famous run!

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Who was Constantine the Great?

Constantine the Great was an emperor of the Roman Empire from 306 until his death in 337. He is criticized and praised by many, but he is an important figure in history nonetheless. He has a lot of military and religious significance. He is known for being the first Christian emperor and also during this time, Greece was part of the Roman Empire.

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The history of building with stone in Greece

As you may have noticed, many houses in Greece are built with stone (as you'll see in the picture below). Historically, houses in Greece were built with stone because it was readily available and very sturdy. Stone also keeps the houses cool, which is a big problem because it can get very hot and dry in Greece

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