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* '''Creator/CostaGavras''' (b 1933), director living and working in France, famous for the controversial social and political subjects of his films.


* ''Manga/AxisPowersHetalia'' - The MoeAnthropomorphism of Greece is the [[NiceGuy laid-back]], [[HeavySleeper perpetually sleepy]] Herakles Karpouzi. He also philosophizes and likes cats.

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* ''Manga/AxisPowersHetalia'' ''Webcomic/HetaliaAxisPowers'' - The MoeAnthropomorphism of Greece is the [[NiceGuy laid-back]], [[HeavySleeper perpetually sleepy]] Herakles Karpouzi. He also philosophizes and likes cats.



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* ''VideoGame/BodyHarvest'' begins in Greece in 1916 as the Bugs take advantage of the chaos of World War I to capture and harvest humans.


However, [[HereWeGoAgain due to a split within Syriza in the summer of 2015, Tsipras resigned and another election was called for late September.]] Vassilikí Thánou-Christophílou was sworn in as his interim successor, making her the first female Prime Minister of Greece. Syriza subsequently won that election and are still in power as of this writing, but to dwindling polls.

As of the latter half of 2019, this is not the case: ND, led by Kyriákos Mitsotákis (son of a former prime minister himself) won the both the European and national elections by a landslide, causing SYRIZA to lose a big chunk of its power.

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However, [[HereWeGoAgain due to a split within Syriza in the summer of 2015, Tsipras resigned and another election was called for late September.]] Vassilikí Thánou-Christophílou was sworn in as his interim successor, making her the first female Prime Minister of Greece. Syriza subsequently won that election and are still in power as of this writing, election, but to their next term faced dwindling polls.

As of In the latter half of 2019, this is not the case: ND, now led by Kyriákos Mitsotákis (son of a former prime minister himself) won the both the European and national elections by a landslide, causing SYRIZA to lose a big chunk of its power.


The ''Voulí'' is made of 300 members and is elected almost entirely based on proportional representation. However, it contains one major non-proportional quirk: [[GoldenSnitch 50 of the seats are reserved for the plurality winner.]] This can elevate what would otherwise be a minority or coalition government into a majority government. For example, in the 2019 election, ND initially was voted into 108 seats out of 300 and 2nd place was Syriza with 86. But since ND was voted into a plurality of seats at first, it finished the election with a majority of 158 due to the extra seats rule.



* '''PASOK''' (''Panellínio Sosialistikó Kómma'', Pan-Hellenic Socialist Party), a centre-left party,
** 17 seats in Voulí.
* '''Néa Dimokratía''' (New Democracy), a centre-right party, '''opposition''',
** 75 seats in Voulí.

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* '''PASOK''' (''Panellínio Sosialistikó Kómma'', Pan-Hellenic Socialist Party), a centre-left party,
** 17 seats in Voulí.
party.
* '''Néa Dimokratía''' (New Democracy), a centre-right party, '''opposition''',
** 75 seats in Voulí.
'''opposition'''.



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



** 10 seats in Voulí.



** 18 seats in Voulí.



** 9 seats in Voulí.



** 11 seats in Voulí.
* '''KKE''' (''Kommounistikó Kómma Elládas'', Communist Party of Greece), a Marxist-Leninist far left party. They actively wish to leave the Euro currency and European Union and absolutely refuse to form a coalition with anyone. They have,
** 15 seats in Voulí.

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** 11 seats in Voulí.
* '''KKE''' (''Kommounistikó Kómma Elládas'', Communist Party of Greece), a Marxist-Leninist far left party. They actively wish to leave the Euro currency and European Union and absolutely refuse to form a coalition with anyone. They have,
** 15 seats in Voulí.
anyone.


Culturally, 2004 was a good year for Greek sport - as well as hosting the Olympics in Athens, the Greek football team (which had never before won a match at a major tournament) pulled off a spectacular shock by winning the 2004 European Championships, defeating hosts Portugal in the final. Sadly for the Greek team, the defense of their crown in Austria/Switzerland in 2008 was more of a reversion to type - they lost all of their group games.

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Culturally, 2004 was a good year for Greek sport - as well as hosting the Olympics in Athens, UsefulNotes/{{Athens}}, the Greek football team (which had never before won a match at a major tournament) pulled off a spectacular shock by winning the 2004 European Championships, defeating hosts Portugal in the final. Sadly for the Greek team, the defense of their crown in Austria/Switzerland in 2008 was more of a reversion to type - they lost all of their group games.



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* ''VideoGame/ImmortalsFenyxRising'' is set in Greece with a humorous mythological take.


* UsefulNotes/{{Athens}} (capital city)



* UsefulNotes/{{Athens}} (capital city)


The junta was eventually abolished due to a number of reasons. There had been a heavy anti-Junta movements throughout those seven years, culminating in a takeover of the Athens Polytechnic by students, who [[VoiceOfTheResistance broadcast their own radio station]] with the famous call "This is the Polytechnic. You are listening to the radio station, of the free students, of the free Greeks. Down with the Junta". The Turkish invasion of Cyprus in 1974 was the final nail in the coffin for the regime. The Army rebelled against the leadership and Greece was returned to a civil government in July 1974. Kóstas Karamanlís returned from France and became Prime Minister from the first free elections in almost a decade. The monarchy was overwhelmingly (some 70% voting against) abolished by a referendum in December 1974 and a new Republican constitution was written and enacted in 1975.

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The junta was eventually abolished due to a number of reasons. There had been a heavy anti-Junta movements throughout those seven years, culminating in a takeover of the Athens Polytechnic by students, who [[VoiceOfTheResistance broadcast their own radio station]] with the famous call "This is the Polytechnic. You are listening to the radio station, of the free students, of the free Greeks. Down with the Junta". Another prominent moment was the 1973 mutiny of the destroyer ''Velos'', with the ship fleeing to Sardinia, refusing to return home and sending out anti-Junta messages. The Turkish invasion of Cyprus in 1974 was the final nail in the coffin for the regime. The Army rebelled against the leadership and Greece was returned to a civil government in July 1974. Kóstas Karamanlís returned from France and became Prime Minister from the first free elections in almost a decade. The monarchy was overwhelmingly (some 70% voting against) abolished by a referendum in December 1974 and a new Republican constitution was written and enacted in 1975.

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* UsefulNotes/{{Athens}} (capital city)

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* UsefulNotes/{{Athens}} (capital city)


* '''[[UsefulNotes/GiannisAntetokounmpo Giánnis Antetokoúnmpo]]''' (b 1994), [[UsefulNotes/NationalBasketballAssociation NBA]] star with the Milwaukee Bucks and reigning league MVP (2019). If the last name doesn't look quite Greek to you, that's because he's the Greek-born son of UsefulNotes/{{Nigeria}}n immigrants.

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* '''[[UsefulNotes/GiannisAntetokounmpo Giánnis Antetokoúnmpo]]''' (b 1994), [[UsefulNotes/NationalBasketballAssociation NBA]] star with the Milwaukee Bucks and two-time reigning league MVP (2019).(2019, 2020). If the last name doesn't look quite Greek to you, that's because he's the Greek-born son of UsefulNotes/{{Nigeria}}n immigrants.


* ''ComicBook/{{Democracy}}'', which takes place in Ancient Athens and has to do with how, well… [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin democracy was formed]].

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* ''ComicBook/{{Democracy}}'', a graphic novel which takes place in Ancient Athens and has to do with how, well… [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin democracy was formed]].



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* ''ComicBook/{{Democracy}}'', which takes place in Ancient Athens and has to do with how, well… [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin democracy was formed]].


* '''Giánnis Antetokoúnmpo''' (b 1994), [[UsefulNotes/NationalBasketballAssociation NBA]] star with the Milwaukee Bucks and reigning league MVP (2019). If the last name doesn't look quite Greek to you, that's because he's the Greek-born son of UsefulNotes/{{Nigeria}}n immigrants.

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* '''Giánnis Antetokoúnmpo''' '''[[UsefulNotes/GiannisAntetokounmpo Giánnis Antetokoúnmpo]]''' (b 1994), [[UsefulNotes/NationalBasketballAssociation NBA]] star with the Milwaukee Bucks and reigning league MVP (2019). If the last name doesn't look quite Greek to you, that's because he's the Greek-born son of UsefulNotes/{{Nigeria}}n immigrants.

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