Wednesday, March 26, 2014

The Unification of the Modern Greek State

The 19th century saw the unifications and formations of most modern states in the world. Greece was no exception to this rule, whereby it began its independence struggle in 1821. The Following map shows the areas and the years they joined the Modern Greek state. Most of the areas joined due to wars fought against the Ottoman Empire, and during the Balkan Wars; whilst certain parts of the country were a result of a number of treaties. However, many islands were given to Greece by the United Kingdom (Ionian Islands) and Italy (Dodecanese Islands). Nevertheless, despite achieving independence from the Ottoman Empire, there are still areas which are under foreign rule, such as Constantinople, Asia Minor, Pontos and many more.  


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