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Old 03-09-2011, 01:16 PM
Little Nemo is offline
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You're probably referring to the very old history but Greece's recent history, say last 100 to 150 years, is a total mess. It starts really bad (Turkey), gets even worse (Germany, Italy, Bulgaria) and then ends up with a civil war where they were the first country West intervened to set it up as a front line in a Cold War. It's actually pretty screwed up history so one can perhaps understand some of the thinking behind Macedonia issue even though, in this time and age, it is totally not justified.
Greece did free itself from Turkish rule. They did as well as anyone in the Balkan Wars. They were on the right side of World War II and the Cold War so there's nothing they've got to revise there. And they successfully made the transition from autocratic monarchy to constitutional democracy.