History UsefulNotes / Greece

21st Jan '17 1:37:23 PM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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The state religion is the [[UsefulNotes/OrthodoxChristianity Greek Orthodox Church]]. About 98% of the population subscribe to this church, according to the 2001 census. In terms of [[ChristianityIsCatholic Catholics]], most live on the Cyclades and Ionian Islands. Before UsefulNotes/TheHolocaust, Greece used to have a large Jewish presence, especially in cities like Thessaloníki -- but nowadays, there are sadly only about 7,500 Jewish people left in Greece.

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The state religion is the [[UsefulNotes/OrthodoxChristianity Greek Orthodox Church]]. About 98% of the population subscribe to this church, according to the 2001 census. In terms of [[ChristianityIsCatholic Catholics]], most live on the Cyclades and Ionian Islands. Before UsefulNotes/TheHolocaust, Greece used to have a large Jewish presence, especially in cities like Thessaloníki -- but nowadays, after UsefulNotes/TheHolocaust, there are sadly only about 7,500 Jewish people left in Greece.
21st Jan '17 1:35:17 PM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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The state religion is the [[UsefulNotes/OrthodoxChristianity Greek Orthodox Church]]. About 98% of the population subscribe to this church, according to the 2001 census. In terms of [[ChristianityIsCatholic Catholics]], most live on the Cyclades and Ionian Islands. There used to a large Jewish presence in Greece, especially in cities like Thessaloníki. Sadly, due to [[UsefulNotes/NaziGermany events we all know about]], most Jewish people in Greece were murdered in the 1940s in extermination camps such as Auschwitz. There are now only about 7,500 Jewish people left in Greece.

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The state religion is the [[UsefulNotes/OrthodoxChristianity Greek Orthodox Church]]. About 98% of the population subscribe to this church, according to the 2001 census. In terms of [[ChristianityIsCatholic Catholics]], most live on the Cyclades and Ionian Islands. There Before UsefulNotes/TheHolocaust, Greece used to have a large Jewish presence in Greece, presence, especially in cities like Thessaloníki. Sadly, due to [[UsefulNotes/NaziGermany events we all know about]], most Jewish people in Greece were murdered in the 1940s in extermination camps such as Auschwitz. There Thessaloníki -- but nowadays, there are now sadly only about 7,500 Jewish people left in Greece.
21st Jan '17 1:20:02 PM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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The highest peak in Greece is Mount Olympus (''Ólimpos''), nearly 3,000 metres high (nearly 10,000 feet) and famous for having been the place where the [[Myth/ClassicalMythology Gods]] lived, according to ancient mythology.

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The highest peak in Greece is Mount Olympus (''Ólimpos''), nearly 3,000 metres high (nearly 10,000 feet) and famous for having been the place where the [[Myth/ClassicalMythology Gods]] lived, according to ancient mythology.
gods of Myth/ClassicalMythology lived.
24th Oct '16 8:03:22 AM 06tele
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Following the end of the civil war, the ensuing eighteen or so years were full of political instability and frequent government changes. Just check out the amount of times the Prime Minister and government [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Prime_Ministers_of_Greece changed in the 1949--1967 period]]. Granted, most of those years were spent under Konstantínos Karamanlís of the National Radical Union and caretaker [=PMs=] in between. But the prospect of a Center Union victory (a more liberal party) by Geórgios Papandréou (grandfather of the recent Papandréou with the [[NamesTheSame same name]]) in an upcoming election was too great for the conservatives to handle. On the night of 20/21 April, Brigadier General Stylianós Pattakós (still alive today, at the age of 101) and two Colonels, Geórgios Papadópoulos and Nikólaos Makarézos, seized control of the government in a [[MilitaryCoup coup d'etat]]. Rounding up all the political leaders and taking control of Athens through surprise and confusion (the tanks at strategic points helped as well), they declared much of the constitution suspended. This meant that they could now arrest pretty much anyone they wanted without a warrant and tried in a [[KangarooCourt military court]]. Most of those political prisoners mentioned above were either sent to concentration camps scattered around Greece or sent into exile. For example, Karamanlís escaped to France during the seven years.

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Following the end of the civil war, the ensuing eighteen or so years were full of political instability and frequent government changes. Just check out the amount of times the Prime Minister and government [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Prime_Ministers_of_Greece changed in the 1949--1967 period]]. Granted, most of those years were spent under Konstantínos Karamanlís of the National Radical Union and caretaker [=PMs=] in between. But the prospect of a Center Union victory (a more liberal party) by Geórgios Papandréou (grandfather of the recent Papandréou with the [[NamesTheSame same name]]) in an upcoming election was too great for the conservatives to handle. On the night of 20/21 April, Brigadier General Stylianós Pattakós (still alive today, at the age of 101) and two Colonels, Geórgios Papadópoulos and Nikólaos Makarézos, seized control of the government in a [[MilitaryCoup coup d'etat]]. Rounding up all the political leaders and taking control of Athens through surprise and confusion (the tanks at strategic points helped as well), they declared much of the constitution suspended. This meant that they could now arrest pretty much anyone they wanted without a warrant and tried in a [[KangarooCourt military court]]. Most of those political prisoners mentioned above were either sent to concentration camps scattered around Greece or sent into exile. For example, Karamanlís escaped to France during the seven years.
21st Oct '16 8:05:01 PM rossyxan
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** 13 seats in Voulí.

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** 13 17 seats in Voulí.



** 76 seats in Voulí.

After the 25 January 2015 general election, the '''government''' consisted of:

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** 76 75 seats in Voulí.

After the 25 January 20 September 2015 general election, election (the second of that year), the '''government''' consisted of:



** 149 seats in Voulí (just 2 short of a majority).

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** 149 145 seats in Voulí (just 2 6 short of a majority).



** 13 seats in Voulí.

The remaining parties with representation (above 3.0% electoral result) in the Voulí were:

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** 13 10 seats in Voulí.

The remaining parties with representation (above 3.0% electoral result) in the Voulí were:
are:



** 17 seats in Voulí.

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** 17 18 seats in Voulí.
* '''Union of Centrists'' (''Énosi Kendróon''), a centre pro-Europe party,
** 9
seats in Voulí.



** 17 seats in Voulí.

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** 17 11 seats in Voulí.



However, [[HereWeGoAgain due to a split within Syriza in the summer of 2015, Tsipras has resigned and another election is being called for late September.]] Vassilikí Thánou-Christophílou was sworn in as his interim successor, making her the first female Prime Minister of Greece.

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However, [[HereWeGoAgain due to a split within Syriza in the summer of 2015, Tsipras has resigned and another election is being was called for late September.]] Vassilikí Thánou-Christophílou was sworn in as his interim successor, making her the first female Prime Minister of Greece.
Greece. Syriza subsequently won that election and are still in power as of this writing, but to dwindling polls.
6th Sep '16 2:35:42 AM Morgenthaler
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Greece was at the heart of the [[ByzantineEmpire Eastern Roman Empire]], more commonly known as the Byzantine Empire, who despite its distinct Hellenicity continued the traditions of Rome long after the western Empire had fallen, and was the birthplace of UsefulNotes/OrthodoxChristianity. Surviving nearly a thousand years after the fall of Rome, the Empire was hijacked and occupied by a group of greedy renegade crusaders and Venetians from which it never recovered in 1204. After the Empire was reestablished in 1261, it was too weak to stop the rise of the Ottoman Turks. For the next 192 years, it's territory was gradually eroded by the Turks, and was ultimately conquered in 1453. The Byzantine capital of Constantinople on the Bosphorus is now known as Istanbul, from the Medieval Greek phrase "εἰς τὴν Πόλιν", (''eis tin Pólin'') meaning "to the city".


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Greece was at the heart of the [[ByzantineEmpire [[UsefulNotes/ByzantineEmpire Eastern Roman Empire]], more commonly known as the Byzantine Empire, who despite its distinct Hellenicity continued the traditions of Rome long after the western Empire had fallen, and was the birthplace of UsefulNotes/OrthodoxChristianity. Surviving nearly a thousand years after the fall of Rome, the Empire was hijacked and occupied by a group of greedy renegade crusaders and Venetians from which it never recovered in 1204. After the Empire was reestablished in 1261, it was too weak to stop the rise of the Ottoman Turks. For the next 192 years, it's territory was gradually eroded by the Turks, and was ultimately conquered in 1453. The Byzantine capital of Constantinople on the Bosphorus is now known as Istanbul, from the Medieval Greek phrase "εἰς τὴν Πόλιν", (''eis tin Pólin'') meaning "to the city".

17th Jul '16 7:13:42 PM PaulA
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* ''Film/ClashOfTheTitans''

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* ''Film/ClashOfTheTitans''''Film/ClashOfTheTitans1981''
* ''Film/ClashOfTheTitans2010''
18th Jun '16 12:06:11 AM Doug86
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* MarvelComics has ComicBook/{{Elektra}} and ComicBook/{{X-Men}} villain Avalanche (Dimitros Petrakis).

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* MarvelComics Creator/MarvelComics has ComicBook/{{Elektra}} and ComicBook/{{X-Men}} ComicBook/XMen villain Avalanche (Dimitros Petrakis).
21st May '16 4:28:53 PM Faberlich
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* '''Music/{{Vangelis}}''' or full name ''Evángelos Papathanassíou'' (b 1943), an electronic film music composer, probably most famous to non-Greeks for the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TYJzcUvS_NU theme]] to ''Film/ChariotsOfFire'' (played at the 2012 London Olympics by Creator/RowanAtkinson) and the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WYeDsa4Tw0c theme]] from ''Film/FourteenNinetyTwoConquestOfParadise''.

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* '''Music/{{Vangelis}}''' or full name ''Evángelos Papathanassíou'' (b 1943), an electronic film music composer, probably most famous to non-Greeks for the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TYJzcUvS_NU theme]] to ''Film/ChariotsOfFire'' (played at the 2012 London Olympics by Creator/RowanAtkinson) and the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WYeDsa4Tw0c theme]] from ''Film/FourteenNinetyTwoConquestOfParadise''.
21st May '16 4:28:33 PM Faberlich
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* '''Vangelis''' or full name ''Evángelos Papathanassíou'' (b 1943), an electronic film music composer, probably most famous to non-Greeks for the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TYJzcUvS_NU theme]] to ''Film/ChariotsOfFire'' (played at the 2012 London Olympics by Creator/RowanAtkinson) and the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WYeDsa4Tw0c theme]] from ''Film/FourteenNinetyTwoConquestOfParadise''.

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* '''Vangelis''' '''Music/{{Vangelis}}''' or full name ''Evángelos Papathanassíou'' (b 1943), an electronic film music composer, probably most famous to non-Greeks for the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TYJzcUvS_NU theme]] to ''Film/ChariotsOfFire'' (played at the 2012 London Olympics by Creator/RowanAtkinson) and the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WYeDsa4Tw0c theme]] from ''Film/FourteenNinetyTwoConquestOfParadise''.
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