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Quinn Obrien

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Transcript of Greece

Greece History Formation Greek flag Greece was founded in about 7250 B.C. by early settlers. Wars The most famous war of Greece was the Trojan war. Some of the other major wars include the Persian war and the Peloponnesian war. The Spartans were most well kwown for being warriors. Important People Some of the most important people in Greece's history were war leaders. This is a picture of Alexander the Great who lead Greece to some amazing victories. Culture Music/Dance The music and dance of Greece originated in Cyprus and is much like Middle Eastern music and dance. Folklore
There are many ancient myths still told in Greece today. You might know about the Greek gods and goddesses of Mount Olympus. Greece does not have very much immigration. Only 7% of the people in Greece are from a different country. Food People in Greece mainly eat a good supply of fruits and vegetables as well as seafood and cheeses. Religion Most of the people in Greece are members of the Eastern Orthodox church. Some the other religions present in Greece include Islam, Roman-catholic, and Protestant. Languages The main language in Greece is Greek. There are different forms of Greek. Some of the minor languages include Albanian, Aromanian, and Macedonian Slavic. Sports/Hobbies The main sports in Greece are football(soccer)and basketball. Also many of the hobbies are based off the Olympics which Greece invented. Government Th nine stripes on the Greek flag are said to represent the number of syllables in the Greek phrase "Eleutheria H Thanatos", which in English means "Freedom or Death", a battle cry during a revolt against the Ottoman occupation. The cross on the flag represents the Greek Orthodox church, the prodominent religion of greece. The church played a crucial role in the fight for independence against the Ottomans. Flag Tourism Tourism is one of the most important things to Greece. Much of Greece's profit comes from tourism. Some of the main attractions include the Parthenon and the Acropolis. Export/Import Greece also gets alot of money from export. There main exports are feta cheese, olives, and olive oil. Greece's main imports include machinery, transport equipment, fuels, and chemicals. Population Type of Government Greece is a Parliamentary republic. Economy Greece, being a member of the European Unions, uses the euro. Geography Land Greece is mainly a Chaparral environment which is almost a desert but has more vegetation with dense shrubs and coastlines running along the Mediterranean Sea. The landscape is very hilly and mountainous terrain. Climate Greece mainly consists of a Chaparral biome with hot dry summers and cool moist winters. The average temperature in Greece is 65 degrees Fahrenheit and the average yearly rain fall ranges from 20 to 50 inches. Map Cities The capital of Greece is Athens. Some of the other major cities include Heraklion, Larisa, and Patrai.
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