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kosta_karapinotis

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Does anyone know what role Mani played in starting or encouraging Greece's independence? I love Mani! The region is so beautiful

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The Greek War for Independence actually started earlier in Mani (March 17, 1821) than it did for the rest of Greece (March 25, 2021) when Mani officially declared war against the Ottoman Empire. The Ottomans constantly attacked Mani, hoping to finally gain a foothold there, but they were never able. Tired of the constant invasion attempts, Mani finally declared war. The rest of Greece followed over a week later, declaring war against the Ottomans on March 25th.
 

JayJayT

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I think Mani declared war against the Ottoman Empire about a week or so before the rest of Greece. Mani is looked at as a catalyst for the war, their boldness in declaring war as a region inspired the rest of Greece to follow suit. Fascinating part of Greek history!
 
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acamp7

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I think Mani declared war against the Ottoman Empire about a week or so before the rest of Greece. Mani is looked at as a catalyst for the war, their boldness in declaring war as a region inspired the rest of Greece to follow suit. Fascinating part of Greek history!
That's a beautiful story, it must be very powerful and prideful to be from this region
 

JayJayT

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That's a beautiful story, it must be very powerful and prideful to be from this region
I would be interested to hear how the people of Mani see it... I agree, the story is beautiful!
 
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