Friday, June 5, 2015

Fact of the Day: Modern Greece

Despite it's reputation from the days of Ancient Greece, the nation of Greece was part of the Ottoman Empire from 1453 until the 1820's. The Greek War of Independence broke out in the 19th century, and it resulted in a victory for the people of Greece. 

13 comments:

Sakuranko said...

Oh very interesting fact
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Huggybear said...

Well the Greeks and Macedonians ruled all of what became the Ottoman Empire
for hundreds of years, Alexander the Great.
The area is a hotch-potch of different ancient rulers - always was and always will be.
Stability of sorts thankfully prevails at present.
Colin (Brisbane. Australia.)

DEZMOND said...

the same with my country and all others at the Balkans, The Ottomans really put us back in development for almost half a millennia.... and it took us a number of rebellions to throw them down....

DeniseinVA said...

I always enjoy these snippets of information. Thanks Adam!

Christine said...

Interesting.

Emmylou said...

I took several history courses in university, but don't remember a lot of these stuff...so sad....sigh....

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

That is a long time! It's great that they got their independence back eventually.

Pat Hatt said...

Took quite a while but Zeus finally helped them out lol

Holy Ghost Writer said...

Never knew it lasted that long

Margaret D said...

Ottoman Empire was big back then..

Pilar Domínguez said...

Intesting fact. I knew this because of Dracula legend. Kisses:)

Happy walker said...

First time visits here, nice blog and sharing, I wish you to have a happy day~ =D

Regards,
(A Growing Teenager Diary Malaysia)

bj said...

Thanks for bringing us these interesting facts.