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Welcome to Greece, Birthplace of Western Civilization and Democracy. Greece was the first area in Europe where advanced early civilizations emerged, beginning with the Cycladic civilization on the Aegean Islands, the Minoan civilization in Crete and then the Mycenean civilization on the mainland. Enjoy our lovely islands, history and culture, join in on some fine dancing and sip some Ouzo! Opa!

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Embassies: Christmas, Ireland, Brasil, United States of America, Australia, Portugal, Japan, Cyland, Empire of Great Britain, The New Mappers Union, Singapore, Union of Christian Nations, The Okchi Union, Bloco Liberal, Philippines, Mediterranean, and 27 others.Hiyamashu, Monarchist and Democratic Alliance, Paraguay, Zombie Research Institute, Libertatem, Atlantis, The Metaxist Front, Corfu, Africa, Bharat, American Jewish Committee, Jervis Bay Territory, South Pacific, The New Meritocracy, Nasicournia, United States of Femdom, The New European League, The Great Universe, Europe but better, United of Loush Lands, Anti Fairy Pact, Hellenic League, Aillada, The Acropolis, Great Basin, Aissurian Union, and Nordic Territories.

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Greece contains 27 nations, the 576th most in the world.

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These nations allow citizens the greatest amount of freedom to select their own government.

As a region, Greece is ranked 8,412th in the world for Most Politically Free.

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1.The Free Land of Pirates TerritoryAnarchy Post-Revolution Embryonic Society“Keep to the code”
2.The Pageant Representative of AmphipolisAnarchy Post-Revolution Embryonic Society“Εδώ είναι ... Μις Αμφίπολη”
3.The Republic of Region of EpirusAnarchy Post-Revolution Embryonic Society“Progress with Humanity”
4.The City-States of Nikopolis of Nikolaos The GreatCivil Rights Lovefest Brave Progressives“Knowledge, Wisdom, Prosperity”
5.The Thoroughly Greek Republic of New XeniaCivil Rights Lovefest Brave Progressives“Na taxidepsoume mazi”
6.The Republic of GraikosAnarchy Post-Revolution Embryonic Society“Ίσχύς μου ή άγάπη του λαού”
7.The Lullaby Republic of LullsCivil Rights Lovefest Brave Progressives“I wish I could be the perfect daughter”
8.The Republic of Jason and the ArgonautsAnarchy Post-Revolution Embryonic Society“The best lack all conviction”
9.The Republic of PhocenionTyranny by Majority Tyranny by Bourgeois“Απαγορεύστε το άδικο.”
10.The Rasta Republic of Four Little BirdsLiberal Democratic Socialists Open-Minded Education State“Every little thing is gonna be alright”
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World reacts to Turkey reconverting Hagia Sophia into a mosque

UNESCO, Greece, Cyprus and church leaders among others express concern about changing status of the sixth-century site.

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan declared Istanbul's iconic Hagia Sophia open to Muslim worship on Friday after a top court ruled the building's conversion to a museum by modern Turkey's founding statesman was illegal.

Erdogan made his announcement, just an hour after the court ruling was revealed, despite international warnings not to change the status of the nearly 1,500-year-old monument, revered by Christians and Muslims alike.

"The decision was taken to hand over the management of the Ayasofya Mosque ... to the Religious Affairs Directorate and open it for worship," the decision signed by Erdogan said.

The UNESCO World Heritage Site in Istanbul, a magnet for tourists worldwide, was first constructed as a cathedral in the Christian Byzantine Empire but was converted into a mosque after the Ottoman conquest of Constantinople in 1453.

The court decision was followed quickly by Erdogan saying that the UNESCO World Heritage Site in Istanbul would be reopened for Muslim worship.
The Council of State, Turkey's highest administrative court, unanimously cancelled a 1934 cabinet decision and said Hagia Sophia was registered as a mosque in its property deeds.

The United States, Greece and church leaders were among those to express concern about changing the status of the huge sixth-century building, converted into a museum in the early days of the modern secular Turkish state under Mustafa Kemal Ataturk.

Below is a round-up of international reaction to Friday's decisions.

Church Leaders

    The Russian Orthodox Church expressed dismay at Turkey's decision to revoke the museum status of Hagia Sophia, accusing it of ignoring voices of millions of Christians.

    "The concern of millions of Christians has not been heard," Russian Orthodox Church spokesman Vladimir Legoida said in comments carried by the Russian news agency Interfax.

    "Today's court ruling shows that all calls for the need for extreme delicacy in this matter were ignored," Legoida said.

    The Russian Orthodox Church previously urged caution over calls to alter the status of the historic former cathedral, and Russian Patriarch Kirill said he was "deeply concerned" about such a potential move and called it a "threat to the whole of Christian civilisation".

    Previously, Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, the spiritual head of some 300 million Orthodox Christians worldwide and based in Istanbul, said converting it into a mosque would disappoint Christians and would "fracture" East and West.

UNESCO

    UNESCO said its World Heritage Committee would review Hagia Sophia's status, saying it was "regrettable that the Turkish decision was not the subject of dialog nor notification beforehand".

    "UNESCO calls on the Turkish authorities to open a dialog without delay in order to avoid a step back from the universal value of this exceptional heritage whose preservation will be reviewed by the World Heritage Committee in its next session," the United Nation's cultural body said in a statement.

The European Union

    The European Union's foreign policy chief Josep Borrell called the decision "regrettable".

    "The ruling by the Turkish Council of State to overturn one of modern Turkey's landmark decisions and President Erdogan's decision to place the monument under the management of the Religious Affairs Presidency is regrettable," he said in a statement.

Cyprus

    Cypriot Foreign Minister Nikos Christodoulides, a Greek Cypriot, posted on his official Twitter account that Cyprus "strongly condemns Turkey's actions on Hagia Sophia in its effort to distract domestic opinion and calls on Turkey to respect its international obligations".

United States of America

    "We are disappointed by the decision by the government of Turkey to change the status of the Hagia Sophia," Morgan Ortagus, State Department spokesperson, said in a statement.

    We understand the Turkish Government remains committed to maintaining access to the Hagia Sophia for all visitors, and look forward to hearing its plans for continued stewardship of the Hagia Sophia to ensure it remains accessible without impediment for all."

Greece

    Greece branded Turkey's move an "open provocation to the civilised world".

    "The nationalism displayed by Erdogan ... takes his country back six centuries," Culture Minister Lina Mendoni said in a statement.

    Mendoni further said the court ruling "absolutely confirms that there is no independent justice" in Turkey.

Russia

    Vladimir Dzhabarov, deputy head of the foreign affairs committee in the Russian upper house of parliament, called the action "a mistake".

    "Turning it into a mosque will not do anything for the Muslim world. It does not bring nations together, but on the contrary brings them into collision," he said.

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Guys are you Greek?

Hello Greeks ! When did you guys gain your freedom from Yona ? During my heydays, Greece was a major bone of contention between Persians and Greek Rebels.

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Pirates Territory wrote:Guys are you Greek?

Everyone is welcome to the region. Some of us, including myself, are Greek.

BORDURIAA wrote:Hello Greeks ! When did you guys gain your freedom from Yona ? During my heydays, Greece was a major bone of contention between Persians and Greek Rebels.

Tim-Opolis and the Grey Wardens liberated and refounded the region back in October 2017. We are almost at 3 years. Time flies fast.

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