History of Greece

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Early Greek history is largely unknown. It is known that a woman named Eunike was the first President of Icon-Greece.png Greece in December 2007, but little else is known about Greece until the Capelli Era of April–May 2008.


Introduction

For much of its existence, Greece has been ruled by a massive bloc party which is opposed by several smaller minority parties.

In the Capelli Era, this was the United Greece Party which was formed when the Spartans, the Family, and the Greek Nationalist Party merged. After Capelli was removed from power in July, the goon-led Greek Republic Resistance (later the Greece Prosperity Movement) controlled the government. In a controversial move on July 10, Resistance party members used the democratic nature of party politics to wrest control of the United Greece Party away from Capelli King and his cronies in an act known as the July Coups d’État.

After Resistance control of Greece ended in December, the nation has been ruled by what is now the Ethniko Enotiko Kinima party, officially founded by Efthimios Pappas after the liberation of Alexandroupoli but consisting of members of his government-in-exile which continued to rule Greece from Turkish-occupied Lamia.

As a small nation, the structure of the Greek government is small and lightly organized. President John Daker was the first President known to have a Cabinet, which has continued to be a part of the Greek government in his passing.

Wars

From July 20 to August 2, Greece was at war with the Icon-Turkey.png Republic of Turkey in what has come to be known as the First Balkan War. Begun when Turkey declared war on Greece because of Greek citizens' treatment of Turkey in the media, the war enabled Turkey to invade almost all of Greece except Central Greece, which, with Romanian and Pakistani reinforcement, held strong under heavy Turkish assault. The war ended August 2 when displaced Greek Phaedrus Lidox was elected to the presidency in Turkey and signed articles of peace.

On August 29, Romania declared war on Hungary, a new ally of Greece as a member of the Global Community. As a member of the Global Community, Greece officially declared war on Romania but did not commit troops to the region due to its small military.

On December 5, Turkey again declared war on Greece. The overwhelming Turkish assault could not be stopped despite Greece's alliance with Pakistan, and Greek sovereignty was dissolved. A number of Greeks maintained an active government-in-exile, and on February 18, a resistance war started in Turkey, trying to liberate the region Aegean Islands. It failed. The next day, a resistance war began in Thrace. The Greeks, helped by Americans and Swiss soldiers, were victorious, and Greece regained its independence.

On August 8, Turkey declared once again war on Greece. This gave the opportunity to Greek and Allied forces to entirely free the occupied Greek regions.

Capelli Era

On April 2, 2008, Capelli King was first elected as President. He served as President for two terms. In late May 2008, three major political parties, the Spartans, The Family, and the Greek Nationalist Party merged to form the United Greece Party. This new coalition party chose Capelli King to serve as its leader.

Then, in mid-June, a new ethnic group appeared in Greece. Known as the Goons, they were marginalized by the United Greece political hegemony, which used its state-run businesses to hike food prices to stave the goons. When Rathen Holton announced the formation of the Goon-led Greek Republic Resistance, notable United Greek politicians laughed at him.

Their laughs were silenced on June 20, when the Resistance won local elections across all of Greece. Knowing that his grip on power was coming to an end, Capelli ordered the Hellenic Treasury to print 4.3 billion drachmas, which were then distributed worldwide, effectively destroying the Greek economy. In spite of this, the Resistance went on to contest the United Greece-held Presidency and Congress and won both, solidifying Resistance control of the country with the Presidency and thirty-two of forty seats in Congress.

Balkan War and Turkish Occupation

While the Resistance was eating away at its oppressive government at home, some of its members also lashed out at Greece's neighbor, Turkey. Greek newspapers questioned the sexuality of Mustafa Kemal, the founder of modern Turkey. Tensions increased throughout the month of June, and on June 20, Turkey declared war on Greece. This sparked the First Balkan War that pitched Greek, Romanian, and Bulgarian troops against the Turks and saw the occupation of almost all Greek territories by the Turks. As Turkish forces pressed in on all sides, Vice President John Daker struck a deal with the alliance FIST that would enable Greece to call upon the powerful Pakistan for support, an act that likely saved Greece from total annexation. When Daker was elected President days later, he met with Turkish President Phaedrus Lidox, a former Greek who was elected on a campaign promise of peace, and signed the Treaty of Athens, ending the Balkan War.

Conquest and Independence

After the Treaty of Athens was signed, Greece and Turkey remained tentative allies under the Resistance government in Greece and Turkish Liberation Front government in Turkey until the Second Balkan War in December, in which Greece was vanquished. Efthimios Pappas, the last President of Greece, maintained a government-in-exile in Lamia, as other Greeks scattered throughout the world to escape the Turks.

The Great Greek Exile

After Turkey conquered Greece, which had no official president with a Taken-Over Congress, its citizens traveled throughout the New World to find a place to live in peace and to recover and organize the resistance.

Several Resistance Wars occurred in Turkey, trying to free Attica or Central Greece, all covered with blood. The defeated Greeks did not stop.

On February 19, the resistance fighters led by Efthimios Pappas and a group of some Greeks, supported by Switzerland and the brave fighters of ATLANTIS wrested control of the Greek city of Alexandroupoli away from Turkish soldiers, and again the Greek flag flew over the Thracian Land. In June, Macedonia, Attica, and Central Greece were liberated.

Greece is free

Finally, the original Greek regions were completely freed on August 15th, 2009 stating the end of the Third Greek Independence War.

Impeachment of Thanasis Shoinas

President Thanasis Shoinas, took over the presidency after the elections on the 5th of April 2011. After a turbulent presidency (he invoked real-life reasons), Lenin1990 made the first unsuccessful attempt at the impeachment of the president, soon after that, another attempt was made by the Ethnikistiko Metwpo. This latter attempt was successful and the government was taken over when the new president Johnoagrios was appointed on the 18th of April 2011. He stepped down from his presidency without any events and after taking much praise by the majority of the Greece community, on the next elections on 5th of May 2011, when he was succeeded by Archoss who won the elections by majority rule with the 60.19% of the total votes.

Return of the Turkish Territories

On the 8th of May 2011, Day 1265, the Greek Government led by the president Archoss proposed a peace treaty to Turkey. In this proposal, Greek Government did not demand any compensation from Turkey's National Treasury since its not uncommon for these to be ignored.
The terms of the treaty were:

  • All war activities are to be abandoned immediately and all conquered parts of eTurkey are to be returned.
  • There will be no attacks by either country against Cyprus.
  • Cyprus has the option of signing an MPP with both countries if they so desire.
  • Neither country will start or support an RW to arias that belong to or are occupied by either country.
  • Turkey will not try to hinder or block the line of contact of Greece to its conquered territories.
  • The treaty will be active for a 1 month period with the possibility to extend it if both parties come to an agreement.

Introduction of Albania and first relations

The official introduction of Icon-Albania.png Albania in the game was on 11th of November 2011, Day 1,452, but the relations with Greece started two months earlier. First official meeting of delegations from both countries was done on 31st of August 2011[1]. There, Greece represented the President Vasoulini and other members of the government and the community. Quite a few stuff have been discussed[2][3]:

  • Vasoulini as CP, accepted the alliance of Greece-Albania.
  • Kris Hasa as one of the main delegate of Albania and organizer of the meeting, asked from Greeks to assist in regards of military power (as to join a MU specifically to protect Albania in its first steps, which was SSA), work in local companies and any other social interaction. Jimakos-Thess was one of the first Greeks to assist Albania in their homeplace.

One week later, at Albania's meeting with EDEN, the newly elected President Ion Dragoumis confirmed the standing of the former president Vasoulini that Greece will be Albania's ally and friend.[4]

On Day 1,458, President Konstantinos Mitsotakis proposed the MPP with Albania, which was approved. Greece was the 14th country that Albania signed MPP with since they joined the game.

First Dictatorship

On 2nd March 2015, Day 2,659 of the New World, the first ever dictatorship in Greece occurred. It was done by the Greek MU MYRMIDONS, few days after the ioduction of the dictatorship module, making it one of the first successful coups in the New World. First dictator was V4LeRioN[5], who transferred the title to Lithelon nearly 2 weeks later[6].

It was a decisive period for Greece, as it was then when the policy of selective MPPs was started by the dictatorial MU and carried on by every single President for a long time.
During the dictatorship, governmental articles were published under the name of Hellenes Terroristas Liberation Government. As the democratic governments didn't want to transfer the nation's funds to the regime government, they used the treasury's funds in order to operate the country normally. They were publishing several articles regarding military moves and the economy of Greece. They took several actions, not different from what the previous governments were doing (so it was like a continuation of the same general policy), with some of them being:

  • economical support of players regarding Training Ground Upgrades, with the form of subsidies.
  • support of players with food and weapons, through old durable projects known as "Mazi ta fagame" and "Pame polemo".
  • great consumption for several epic battles against Icon-Republic of Macedonia (FYROM).png F.Y.R.O.M. in the form of CO, with most of them being won.
  • completion of the requirements for Airstrike.

It lasted for nearly two months and ended on 30th April 2015. The same day, the democratic government of President Count Miden published an article announcing the restoration of democracy[7].

Declaration of Neutrality

On 24th January 2018, Day 3,718 of the New World, a national meeting occurred in Discord where President F@nis announced his thoughts about the future of Greece's relationship with the other countries. The meeting lasted for about 3 hours, with about 30 attendees and the discussions were several regarding those thoughts.

Up until that meeting, since the very first Greek dictatorship, Greece has been following a policy of selective MPPs, which meant to sign MPP with some of your alliance members and allies and even some of its enemies.
But the rest of the meeting's attendees believed it was time to turn a new page in foreign affairs and so before the meeting's end, an article-update for the Greek community was published containing the now official declaration of neutrality[8]. In other words, Greece would reconsider every relation with every country and that the decisions regarding "alliances" and "military" actions would be discussed and approved by the government along with the leaderships of MUs and parties.

The reception of the declaration from the majority of the eWorld was not great in the grade of jesting against it.
Officially its duration was believed to be for 2-3 months, but it pretty much stopped not more than a month later, during the term of President Citizen Erased.

Revolution of August 2018

On 30th August 2018, there were discussions within the dictatorship's cabinet that it was a good time, by both economic and territorial view, for democracy to return in Greece, and that would occur during the next days.

The day after, on 31st August 2018, at noon (Greece's time, around 2 am eRep time) it was decided for the revolution to be initiated by the MU GAMA. In total, 9 MUs supported the revolution. The full list of the supporting units can be found in this image: https://prnt.sc/kpa9b5

Military Unit Commander
- GAMA - N4zGuL
ARGONAUTES paidaras82
HELLENIC ARMY SotirisA
MINOAN LEGIONS ggeorgex
Elliniki Stratiotiki Akadimia Ateliotos
-7NISA- exohoritis
THE KNIGHTS WHO SAY NI Jimkats1
HOPLITE PHALANX Count Miden
Spartiates Dihenekis

The revolution started at 5 am eRep time at Wales, with a determination bonus of 8.33. The coup MU, which was Hellenic Ministry of Defence with commander paparia mentoles, of course, lost almost all of the rounds (won D1 of 7th round), with like 2% wall the whole time. The battle ended at 19h00 eRep time (for Greece, it was at 5am on Saturday 1st September 2018). Link of the battle: Wales (1-109)

Near at the beginning of the revolution, the dictator proposed a law of increasing the work tax from 1% to 3%, which he voted for. But as the deadline for the law was 8 hours after the revolution finished, there was time for the congressmen to vote as well. As a result, the law didn't pass with 1-2. Link of the law: Work Tax (1-2)

During the revolution, preparations for the comeback of the congress were initiated, as there were in total 40 elected congress members, so there was a little tension about what would the congress do as the aftermath.

Presidential elections of April 2019

On 5th April 2019 the CP elections occurred among three candidates, mr kouva, amalagos and nikroum. These elections were pretty interesting for Greece.

The top 2 candidates, mr kouva and amalagos, were really close during the whole voting. amalagos who finished second with 10 votes margin in the total of 387, was in the front during the first hours of the voting. Such a small margin didn't occur for a few years in Greece.

The day the final results were released, that is on 7th April, F@nis proposed an impeachment saying that mr kouva would be unable to respond for another term to his duties as President due to real-life responsibilities. But at the same time, amalagos who would be the one becoming President after the law would pass, also didn't want to become CP and preferred to let nikroum become President for the first time. In order to that, amalagos changed CS for few minutes[1], right when the law was about to finish.

Meanwhile, - GAMA - knew that nikroum wasn't available either, because he wasn't seen for days, so they decided to do a coup in order to avoid Greece being in auto pilot and thus mr kouva became a dictator.

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