Greece

By: Elise Nackley

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Greece is an beautifully intriguing country with a very rich history. On this page, you will learn about Greece's geography, government, economy, culture, technology, and more!
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More about Greece!

Government

Greece's type of government is a Parliamentary Republic. The form of Greece's government is Constitutional Republic. Greece's President is Prokopis Pavopoulos, and the Prime Minister is Alexis Tsipras. Greece has an unlimited government, because the power of the government is limited by their constitution. Greek citizens and US citizens have many things in common. These similarities include, both men and women have equal rights, equality, freedom, right to vote, the right to bare arms, can not be arrested or imprisoned without reason, freedom of religion,freedom of speech, taxes, and military responsibilities freedom of speech, Greece is a founding member of the United Nations. Greece was one of the first developed countries to fall into dept. Greece received financial aid from the US recently.

Economy

Greece's currency is the Euro, which one Euro is equivalent to 1.12 USD. Imported Greek goods include, wheat, corn, barley, wine, tobacco, potatoes, beef, olives, sugar beets, tomatoes, and dairy products. In 2014, Greece's GDP per capita was $26,000 USD. With Greece's GDP per captia being $26,000 USD, the US dominates Greece, with a GDP per capita of $54,400 (USD).

Ethnic and Social Groups

93% of Greece's population is Greek, while 97.7% of Greece is literate. Freedom rights are equal to both men and women. Children from ages 6 to 15 must attend school. Greece's constitution states that public education is free, only until the age of 15. In 1920 there was a Greek Turkish. Minority groups in Greece include, Bulgarian, Turkish, and Albania to name a few. Most of the existing conflict is due to religion. In 1952, women in Greece were finally allowed to vote. In 1983, Greece passed a law that stated that both spouses had equal decisions.

Religion and Language

99% of Greece's population speaks Greek. 98% of Greece's population is Greek Orthodox, and 1.3% is Muslim. The 9 stripes on the flag represent freedom. The white cross represents Eastern Orthodox Christianity. The flag was adopted on December 22nd, 1978.
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Traditions

Some holidays include, New Years, Epiphany (Three Kings Day), Clean Monday, Independence Day (March 25), Pentecost Monday, Assumption, Ochi Day, Easter, and Christmas are just a few Greek holidays. Epiphany is when the three kings visited Jesus, Clean Monday is the first day of lent, Independence Day was the start of the Greece's independence war from the Ottoman Empire. Pentecost Monday is the Monday of the Holy Spirit, Assumption is the most important Virgin Mary celebration, Ochi Day is the celebration of when Greece resisted to the Italian ultimatum, Easter the celebration of Jesus' Resurrection, and Christmas is to celebrate to birth of Jesus. Spanacopita is Greek spinach pie, it is made with flaky phyollx dough. Tzatziki sauce is a traditional Greece sauce, the ingredients are yogurt, cucumber, and garlic. Traditional Greek Clothing is represented by the fustanella. They are usually bright and colorful and made of linen or wool fabric.

Graphs and Data map conclusion

The two of these data maps show that immigrants move to Athens, or other big cities. Immigrants move to these big cities for job opportunities and a better way of life. In the population densities, the darker spots show the heavily populated areas. In the second map, the colored bars show where most immigrants immigrate to. In many areas, you can see that the immigrates move to the larger cities, further populating the city.
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