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  Greek War of Independence
Then in 1814, at the center of a thriving Greek community in Odessa, Russia, Greek exiles laid what they hoped would be the ground work for an armed uprising inside Greece, and they misleadingly portrayed their group as having the approval of the Russian authorities.
Greeks on the Aegean island of Psara were at war with those of the larger island of Samos about 120 kilometers (75 miles) to the south.
The Greek effort was helped by the arrival of money and volunteers from abroad, bringing the complaint from the Turks that they were "no longer fighting the Greeks but all Europe." Civil war among the Greeks was stayed by the influence of European governments other than Austria.
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  Greek War of Independence - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Greek War of Independence was fought from the Greeks' declaration of indepdence from the Ottoman Empire on March 25 (now Greek Independence Day) 1821 until the modern state of Greece was granted independence by the Treaty of Constantinople in July 1832.
The retribution, however, drew sympathy for the Greek cause in western Europe—although the British and French governments suspected that the uprising was a Russian plot to seize Greece and possibly Constantinople from the Ottomans.
The Greeks were unable to establish a coherent government in the areas they controlled, and soon fell to fighting among themselves.
www.encyclopedia-online.info /Greek_War_of_Independence   (651 words)

 Greek War of Independence - Athens Info Guide
In January 1822 the 1st National Assembly at Epidavros declared the independence of the Greek Nation and consolidated their position with remarkable victories on land and sea until 1823 when attempts by the revolutionaries to assert control beyond the Peloponnese ended in a stalemate.
This was the decisive moment in the War of Independence, although the British Admiral Edward Codrington nearly ruined his career since he wasn't ordered to achieve such a victory or destroy the Turkish-Egyptian fleet completely.
The withdrawal of Leopold as a candidate for the throne of Greece and the July Revolution in France, delayed the final settlement of the frontiers of the new kingdom until a new government was formed in the United Kingdom.
www.athensinfoguide.com /history/t8-3independence.htm   (1183 words)

If ye prosper in this war, forget not to do something for my freedom; consider the risk I have run, out of zeal for the Greek cause, to acquaint you with what Mardonius intends, and to save you from being surprised by the barbarians.
The population was almost entirely of the Greek race, and its villages enjoyed the title of Free Townships (Eleutherokhoria), on account of their many privileges.
He was a man of considerable wealth; he had opposed Ali Pasha in intrigue, and held his ground...He now invited Gatsos and Karatassos, the captains of Armatoli at Vodhena and Verria, to meet him.
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 Proclamations Issued by President Bush
Greek Independence Day: A National Day of Celebration of Greek and American Democracy, 2008
Greek Independence Day: A National Day of Celebration of Greek and American Democracy, 2007
Greek Independence Day: A National Day of Celebration of Greek and American Democracy, 2006
www.whitehouse.gov /news/proclamations   (1076 words)

 March 25 Independence Day in Greece
The people of Greece shouted "Freedom or Death" and they fought the War of Independence for 9 years (1821-1829) until a small part of modern Greece was finally liberated and it was declared an independent nation.
The Greek Square Cross that rests on the upper left-side ofthe flag demonstrates the respect and the devotion that Greek people have for the Greek Orthodox Church and signifies the important role of Christianity in the formation of the modern Hellenic Nation.
During the dark years of the Ottoman rule, the Greek Orthodox Church helped the enslaved Greeks to retain their cultural characteristics: the Greek language, the Byzantine religion and generally the Greek ethnic identity.
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