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  Greece - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Greece was gradually conquered by the Ottomans during the 15th century.
Greece under Metaxas is also compared to Spain at the time, although it lacked the political violence associated with Francisco Franco's regime.
Greece also has some Roman Catholics, mainly in the city of Patras and the Cyclades islands of Syros, Paros, Tinos, and Naxos; some Protestants and some Jews, mainly in Thessaloniki (which was once a major Jewish city until the Holocaust).
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 Politics of Greece - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The 1975 constitution, which describes Greece as a "presidential parliamentary republic," includes extensive specific guarantees of civil liberties and vests the powers of the head of state in a president elected by parliament and advised by the Council of the Republic.
The Cabinet of Greece includes the heads of all executive ministries, appointed by the president on the recommendation of the The President is elected by Parliament for a five-year term (election last held March 7, 2004), and a maximum of two terms in office.
Greece elects a legislature by universal suffrage of all citizens over the age of 18.
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 Greece - FreeEncyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Bounded on land by Bulgaria, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, and Albania to the north, to the east by Turkey and the waters of the Aegean Sea and to the west and south by the Ionian and Mediterranean Seas.
It was this Greece of city-states that established colonies along the Mediterranean, resisted Persian invasions and whose culture would be the basis of Hellenistic civilisation that followed the empire of Alexander the Great.
During the 19th and early 20th centuries Greece sought to encompass the Greek-speaking population of the Ottoman Empire, slowly growing in territory and population until it reached its present size in 1947.
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 Encyclopedia: Politics of Greece
Greece consists of 13 administrative regions known as Peripheries of Greece, which are further subdivided into 51 prefectures (nomoi, singular - nomos, Greek: νομοί, νομός)): See also List of the prefectures of Greece by area List of the prefectures of Greece by population density List of the prefectures of Greece by population External...
It was this Greece of city-states that established colonies along the Mediterranean, resisted Persian invasions and whose culture would be the basis of Hellenistic civilisation that followed the empire of Alexander the Great (king of Macedonia).
Greece also has some Roman Catholics, mainly in the city of Patras and the Cyclades islands of Syros, Paros and Naxos; some Protestants and some Jews, mainly in Thessaloniki (which was once a major Jewish city until the Holocaust).
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Politics-of-Greece   (1093 words)

 Greece Politics: A complete guide with information about the politics of Greece
Greece Politics: The conventional short form for the country's name is Greece (Ellas or Ellada).
The other political parties of Greece are the Coalition of the Left and Progress (Synaspismos), the Communist Party of Greece (KKE), the Democratic Social Movement (DIKKI), the Liberal Party, the New Democracy (ND- conservative party), Political Spring and Rainbow Coalition.
Greece is administratively divided into 51 prefectures (nomoi-nomos) and one autonomous region called the Ayion Oros, on the Mt. Athos (directed by the monks of the monastery and forbidden for the women to penetrate it).
www.greeka.com /greece-politics.htm   (404 words)

 Bibliography on Party Politics in Greece, 1950-62
But, in these attempts to analyze political life, political parties per se are not the specific object of inquiry and the information, though of high quality, is minimal.
Almost all government crises in Greece between 1950 and 1962 were marked by the breakup of the ruling coalition.
Most of the literature on Greek politics and political parties can be loosely divided on the basis of quality into three types: (1) the news item, (2) the descriptive summary of current events, (3) the source written on other aspects of Greek society but containing tangential references to political life.
www.janda.org /ICPP/ICPP1980/Book/PART3/14-GreeceBib.htm   (1481 words)

 Greece (08/05)
Greece has been a net beneficiary of the EU budget; in 2003, EU transfers accounted for 2.8 percent of GDP and may have exceeded 3 percent of GDP in 2004.
Greece was adamantly opposed to the use of "Macedonia" by the government in Skopje, claiming that the term is intrinsically Greek and should not be used by a foreign country.
Greece and Turkey have unresolved disagreements regarding the Aegean, the treatment of the Orthodox Church and Greek minority in Istanbul, and the Muslim (primarily ethnic Turkish) minority in western Thrace.
www.state.gov /r/pa/ei/bgn/3395.htm   (4000 words)

 Ancient Greece: Archaic Greece, 800-500 BC
They had abandoned their cities between 1200 and 1100 BC for reasons that remain shrouded in mystery; the Greeks believed that a cataclysmic and ferocious invasion of northern Greek barbarians, the Dorians, had wiped out the Mycenean civilization.
In reality, the decline and abandonment of urbanization in Greece was probably due to a combination of economic collapse and pressure from northern migrations.
Sparta in particular dominated the political scene all during the seventh century BC, and would remain a powerful force all throughout its history until the Macdonians conquer Greece in the fourth century BC.
www.wsu.edu:8080 /~dee/GREECE/ARCHAIC.HTM   (889 words)

 BBC News | UK POLITICS | Greece may share Elgin Marbles
George Papandreou told a committee of UK MPs that the sculptures were an integral part of the Parthenon, Greece's national symbol and a cultural artefact of international importance.
Greece maintains that the Marbles were, in effect, stolen, while the UK says they were purchased legally.
Asked whether Greece would consider sharing the Marbles, he said he woud be "very glad to look at all the possibilities", provided the Marbles were returned.
news.bbc.co.uk /hi/english/uk_politics/newsid_778000/778059.stm   (581 words)

Greece reached the peak of its glory in the 5th century B.C., but the Peloponnesian War (431–404 B.C.) weakened the nation, and it was conquered by Philip II and his son Alexander the Great of Macedonia, who considered themselves Greek.
Greece was a charter member of the UN and became a member of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) in 1951.
Greece was criticized for decades by the international community for being soft on terrorism, and confidence in its ability to provide adequate security during the 2004 Olympics was weak.
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 Party Politics in Greece, 1963-2000
The 1961 election in Greece had been denounced by leftist and centrist forces as "an electoral coup d'etat" for the ruling ERE party, replete with voter intimidation and alleged ballot irregularities (Clogg, 1987: 42).
The newfound Political Spring, which broke away from New Democracy, garnered 10 seats with 5% of the vote, while the KKE (which had broken away from the Coalition of the Left and Progress) won the remaining 9 seats with 5% of the vote (Caramani, 2000: 512-3).
Greece's political system indeed seems to have stabilized in the past 2 decades.
www.janda.org /ICPP/ICPP2000/Countries/1-WestCentralEurope/14-Greece/Greece63-00.html   (2187 words)

 planetGR! > Greek News & Articles > Frontpage > Politics > Greece's Changing Political Landscape   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Greece's socialist PASOK party, in power for all but three of the past twenty-one years, was braced for disaster at the October local government elections.
A feel-good factor is certainly at work, with Greece's economy projected to expand this year by 3.8 percent, more than twice the EU average, and by 4.1 percent in 2003.
Regardless of which party is in power in Turkey, he says Greece remains committed to building close relations and solving the disputes over sovereignty that brought the two NATO allies to the brink of war as recently as 1996.
www.planetgr.com /articles/publish/article_117.shtml   (881 words)

 Politics of Greece   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The 1975 constitution, whichdescribes Greece as a " presidential parliamentary republic," includesextensive specific guarantees of civil liberties and vests the powersof the head of state in a president elected by parliament and advised bythe Council of the Republic.
Greece is divided into 51 prefectures, each headed bya prefect, who is elected by direct popular vote.
In northern Greece and in greater Athens, three areas have an additional administrative position between the nomarch andperiferiarch.
www.therfcc.org /politics-of-greece-17393.html   (1294 words)

 Greece encyclopedia. Culture, history, religion, politics, mythology & weather in Greece and the Greek Islands.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The chapter "Greece encyclopedia" on the Greece Holiday Guide is a source of information about general subjects in Greece like culture, history, religion, politics, mythology, weather and more.
Click on one of the subjects of the Greece encyclopedia submenu on the left side of this page to learn more about the background of Greece and the greece way of living.
In other chapters you'll find tourist information about Greece (greece travel information), and more about individual islands cities and villages in Greece (greece islands cities villages).
www.hellasholidayguide.com /greece_encyclopedia.htm   (151 words)

 National Review: Greece lurches forward - politics
THE RESIGNATION of Constantine Karamanlis as president of Greece was the inevitable consequence of a sudden turn to the left by the Socialist government of Prime Minister Andreas Papandreou.
Grand old man of Greek politics that he was, Karamanlis, the founder of the conservative New Democracy Party, had always been uncomfortable with Papandreou's dreary brand of anti-American Socialism, but had ably and willingly served in the nonpartisan post of president in order to provide a counterweight to the Socialists.
It is doubtful that the uneasy peace between Greece and the rest of NATO can endure much longer in the light of Karamanlis's resignation, nor should the United States allow Greece to drift further leftward without penalty or reproof.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m1282/is_v37/ai_3734622   (424 words)

 Politics and Women in Ancient Greece
Eriphyle was in politics because her husband, Amphiaraus had sworn to her brother Adrastus that she would resolve any disputes between Amphiaraus and Adrastus.
Politically Athens was one of the leading states but the political leadership was not nearly as important as her intellectual and artistic leadership.
In ancient Greece a woman could not bring legal action against her husband so in some cases women were treated unfairly.
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 Mr. Dowling's Ancient Greece Page
This is why Greece is often known as the Cradle of Western Civilization.
The people of ancient Greece could not farm most of their mountainous, rocky land, so they became excellent sailors who traveled to distant lands.
The poli of ancient Greece were eventually conquered, but their advanced ideas eventually spread across Europe and have influenced the way we live today.
www.mrdowling.com /701greece.html   (435 words)

 IRR: Greece Extreme-Right politics
The government is planning legislative action to ensure that discrimination on grounds of race, sex, religion, disability and nationality is banished from the workplace and social security system.
Around 3,000 anti-racists and immigrants took to the streets of Athens on 9 September to protest at violent clashes involving right-wing groups which followed Greece's football defeat by Albania on the previous Saturday.
The European Court of Human Rights has found that Greece violated the right to religious freedom by imposing in 1999 a four month prison sentence on Mehmet Emi Aga, an ethnic Turkish Muslim.
www.irr.org.uk /europebulletin/greece/extreme_right_politics   (602 words)

 Greek Politics, politics in ancient Greece, politics in Greece, Greek politics, Greek politicians
The social upheavals of wartime enfranchised parts of society previously excluded from political participation; women, emancipated in some ways under the PEEA, were to receive the right to vote in 1951.
Tsaldaris and the Populists won a plurality of only sixty-two, giving the balance of power to a group of centerright parties: the Liberals, led by Sophocles Venizelos, the son of the former prime minister, the National Progressive Center Union under General Plastiras, and the Georgios Papandreou Party.
At this point, Greece felt the sharp edge of dependency on the United States.
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 Bibliography on Party Politics in Greece, 1950-62
Its major purpose is instead to reveal the sources which were consulted in the course of coding the American parties on the variables in the ICPP conceptual framework.
Those who want a historical account of party politics in the United States after 1950 will value the article by Huebner on the Republican Party and those by Ross and Wade on the Democratic Party, all of which are contained in the four volume History of U.S. Political Parties, edited by Schlesinger.
The "issue orientations" of American political parties are treated extensively in the parties literature and at different levels of abstraction.
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 Politics of Greece   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
There are also 13 regional administrative districts (peripheries), each including a number of prefectures and headed by a regional governor (periferiarch), appointed by the Minister of the Interior.
The Greek Government as of March 2002 implemented plans to reallocate TV frequencies and issue licenses as authorized by the 1993 Media Law effectively reducing this number.
Political parties and leaders: Coalition of the Left and Progress (Synaspismos) [Nikolaos KONSTANDOPOULOS]; Communist Party of Greece or KKE [Aleka PAPARIGA]; Democratic Social Movement or DIKKI [Dhimitrios TSOVOLAS]; Liberal Party [Stephanos MANOS]; New Democracy or ND (conservative) [Konstandinos KARAMANLIS]; Panhellenic Socialist Movement or PASOK [Konstandinos SIMITIS]; Political Spring [Andonis SAMARAS]; Rainbow Coalition [Pavlos VOSKOPOULOS]
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 Women in Politics: Turkey, Greece, and Italy - Lindley Sharp
  Statistics indicate that less than 10 percent of Greece’s national parliament is composed of women, in contrast to 7 other countries in the European Union that have a composition greater than 30 percent.
Organizations like these receive particular support from the General Secretariat for Equality, whose position also encourages women’s participation in government, gathers and assesses data on the role and status of women in society and in political parties, and routinely reports this data to the government and the public.
Some political parties include quotas, even requiring up to 50 percent women, in order to continue to encourage female participation.
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 Karamanlis, Constantine on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
A member of parliament in 1935-36, he was reelected in 1946 and held various cabinet posts until Oct., 1955, when he became Greece's youngest premier.
He was a vocal opponent of the military junta that seized power in Greece in 1967.
A plebiscite in Dec., 1975, made Greece a republic and abolished the monarchy.
www.encyclopedia.com /html/K/Karamanl.asp   (360 words)

 Greece Government & Politics News - Media Monitoring Service by EIN News   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Political lunacy not the preserve of one party...
Nik was given little sympathy from the political parties and media.
Greece and China advance their cooperation in hosting Olympic Games
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 greece politics and other greece related information   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
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