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Alexander the Great: The Peculiar Case of Macedonia

“Alexander the Great was Macedonian!” – This is a sentence echoing in my head since my childhood. I can’t even remember how many times I’ve heard or read that exact phrase. Greeks grew up having to take on a very rich, complex, and “heavy” heritage. And the zenith of said heritage could arguably be Alexander the Great. You know who this guy is, right? You’ve seen the movies and all the triumphs that made a very small country, Greece, one of the greatest empires ever. Or was it Greek after all? The Former Yugoslavia Republic Of Macedonia, or FYROM, doesn’t think so. Read more

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Meet the Greeks: A Day in Athens

Wake up! Damn it; I hit the snooze button too many times. It’s 8! I am already sweating… of course. It’s June; I need a cold bath immediately. Let’s open the windows first. Oh yes, there’s Athens, Greece. You can hear the traffic, see the endless cityscape filled with buildings. When I moved here, I always thought I would be able to see the Parthenon every day. Instead, I see Mrs. Mary from next door watering her flowers. ‘Good morning!’. Let’s meet the Greeks.
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The Greek Economy Crisis is NOT Greece’s Fault

In recent years, Greece has gone further and further down the tubes where the economy is concerned. After being forced to default on massive loans from European banks and the European Union’s ever-increasing pressure on Greece to bring the economy back up to levels high enough to pay back the loans, the country is simply unable to catch a break.
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