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Introduction:

Greece achieved independence from the Ottoman Empire in 1830. During the second half of the 19th century and the first half of the 20th century, it gradually added neighboring islands and territories, most with Greek-speaking populations.

In World War II, Greece was first invaded by Italy (1940) and subsequently occupied by Germany (1941-44); fighting endured in a protracted civil war between supporters of the king and other anti-communist and communist rebels. Following the latter's defeat in 1949, Greece joined NATO in 1952. In 1967, a group of military officers seized power, establishing a military dictatorship that suspended many political liberties and forced the king to flee the country. In 1974 following the collapse of the dictatorship, democratic elections and a referendum created a parliamentary republic and abolished the monarchy.

In 1981, Greece joined the EC (now the EU); it became the 12th member of the European Economic and Monetary Union (EMU) in 2001. Greece has suffered a severe economic crisis since late 2009, due to nearly a decade of chronic overspending and structural rigidities. Since 2010, Greece has entered three bailout agreements with the European Commission, the European Central Bank (ECB), the IMF, and with the third, the European Stability Mechanism (ESM). The Greek Government agreed to its current, $96 billion bailout in August 2015, scheduled to conclude in August 2018.

 

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Quick Facts

Population:
10,761,523 (July 2018 est.)
Map Reference:
Europe
Area:
total= 131,957 sq km

Government:
Parliamentary Republic
Capital:
Athens

Internet Code:
.gr

Airports:
77 (2013)

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Astronaut Image

Astronaut Image
GREECE
Mission/Frame: ISS014-E-8135
Spacecraft Altitude: 182 nautical miles (337 km)
Features:
ATHENS, SALAMINA I., AIGINA I.

 

 

 

 

 

   

Source: CIA The World Factbook

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