The fact that this exists, that 300+ people like it, and that assholes yell at me about Colonialism, makes me want to cry, yell and rip my hair out. Translation: “The Aegean, Cyprus, Macedonia, all belong to Mother Turkey.”
I might get some death threats, but that could be fun :)
- Turkey is booming, Greece is perpetually on the verge of bankruptcy
- Turkey flirts with Islam but it has strong secular foundations and it has a strong army; Greece is nominally secular but it has a very strong church
- Turkey is strongly and decidedly capitalist; Greece can’t help flirting with communism
- Europe <3 Greece though it can’t stand its laziness and some claim that Western civilization was founded on Plato’s principles; meanwhile, Europe hates Turkey (and the late Ottoman empire) and constantly fought it and underestimated it (Gallipoli)
Marxism will provide all the answers and will help Greece get its shit together. Right?
Turkey also committed mass genocide and ethnic cleansing of Greece and Greek populations in Smirni, Constantinople, other areas in Asia Minor during and after the Ottoman occupation, is still occupying
I didn’t know that, but it’s something the Turks like to do, apparently. I’m thinking of Armenia and the shameful, outrageous manner they deal with that memory.
More recently, the International Association of Genocide Scholars passed a resolution in 2007 affirming that the Ottoman campaign against Christian minorities of the Empire, including the Greeks, was genocide. Some other organisations have also passed resolutions recognising the campaign as a genocide, as have the parliaments of Greece, Cyprus and Sweden.
Cyprus illegitimately and no one acknowledges “the Republic” there.
Didn’t Turkey invade after the Greek military junta staged a coup d’etat?
Greece is perpetually on the verge of bankruptcy because Europe always uses its people as an economic experiment; see Junta of Papadopoulos in late 60s. Europe doesn’t love Greece at all; hence
Turkey has been trying to become a part of EU for at least a decade now and it’s constantly rebuffed, esp by the French. In contrast, Greece was allowed in long ago even though some claim that it did not fully meet all the requirements, largely on account of its history and its past importance (wikipedia: A study by forensic accountants has found that data submitted by Greece to Eurostat had a statistical distribution indicative of manipulation; FT: According to Rauch and his colleagues, Greek data are further from the Benford distribution than that of any other European Union member state. Romania, Latvia and Belgium also have abnormally distributed data, while Portugal, Italy and Spain have a clean bill of health.. according to Benford’s Law, Greece’s data were particularly odd in 2000, just before it joined the euro.).
their appointing a Prime Minster without any referendum or election.
Angela wants her money in good hands, not wasted in delays. Can you blame her?
And its laziness? It’s always funny to hear some entitled prick on the internet announce their cultural racism against a populace you’ve probably never lived amongst/engaged with/actually observed in lieu of the mendacious propaganda you elect to wank to. All my Greek friends, family, and basically everyone in the lower class, work two jobs while going to school. It’s standard and all the bullshit you hear is a straight up lie. For instance, all my cousins have more than one BA and still can’t find work in a relevant field, etc. Probably their laziness, right?
I agree it’s not laziness, but this really is what folks make of it. Here’s what wikipedia states: The Greek labor force, which totals approximately 5 million, works the second highest number of hours per year on average among OECD countries, after South Korea. The Groningen Growth & Development Centre has published a poll revealing that between 1995 and 2005, Greece was the country whose workers worked the most hours/year among European nations; Greeks worked an average of 1,900 hours per year, followed by Spaniards (average of 1,800 hours/year)
So the country’s bankrupt, despite an economy that’s been growing like crazy for decades. Yet I’ve heard that vacations are sacrosanct, there’s huge tax evasion, incompetent+corrupt+inefficient bureaucracy and that there’s a strong communist sentiment that significantly reduces the pool of competent and sane people who might engage in politics.
You’re a creepy fucking troll obsessed with my hair and my “emotions” but you really need to go away. People like you are why assholes like Robespierre existed.
Why would I be obsessed with your hair and how does one get obsessed with your emotions? You’re making slightly more sense than Marx and Trotsky put together, but it’s still not enough, even by tumblr animated gif standards.
Greek troubles make little sense to me and I’m curious what’s your explanation, but if instead of insights you only have insults, don’t bother responding.