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Offline Maik

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The Twelve Islands
« on: Wednesday, 07 March, 2018 @ 10:49:30 »
The Greek Islands Which Didn’t Join Greece Until 1947

The Dodecanese — the island chain furthest from the Greek mainland which includes Rhodes, Kos as well as other touristic gems — attracts thousands of visitors every year.

However, many sipping their ouzo or Greek coffee would not be aware that their sunny island paradise did not actually become part of the Greek state until halfway through the 20th century.

It was only in 1947, after having endured centuries of occupation by different powers and a campaign to strip them of their Greek identity, that the islanders joined their fellow Greeks.

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Re: The Twelve Islands
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday, 07 March, 2018 @ 20:24:17 »
Thanks Maik. Hadn't actually realised that.