Greece is under the control of the Ottoman Empire.
History of Greece after recognition of autonomy from Ottoman Empire
Some Young Greeks were sent to Western Europe to study. There, they learned about the European Enlightenment, the French Revolution, and romantic nationalism.
This secret organization is founded to liberate Greece. Also, this group planned the Peloponnese Revolts.
Also known as the Greek Revolution.
First Greek National Assembly. This was where the First Greek Constitution was drafted. Members of an executive and legislative body were appointed.
Two civil wars - Roumeliots (Central Greece) versus Moreots (Peloponnesians)
Egyptian, son of Mehmet Ali of Egypt, suppresses most of Peloponnese Revolt. During this time, Egypt gained control of Peloponnese.
Russia, UK, and France send troops to help Greece. The Ottoman-Egyptian fleet is defeated with aid from the French Expeditionary Force.
During the Greek War of Independence - Series of councils and "Provisional Governments"
There was a more democratic constitution during King George I's reign.
A more democratic constitution is adopted in Greece.
Greece was poor and one of the few things that helped Greece was emigration to the U.S.
The Olympics were held in Athens, Greece. The Olympics were a success and improved Greece's economy slightly.
Military coup d'état - Brought Eleftherios Venizelos to Greece.
Venizelos elected Prime Minister and is called "The Maker of Modern Greece."
King Constantine I versus Prime Minister Eleftherios - Major question = Should Greece join World War I? If so, what side?
PM Venizelos wanted to support the Allies. The King wanted to remain neutral because it would benefit the plans of the Central Powers. Greece joined the Allies after full unification in May 1917.
Greece, Bulgaria, Montenegro, and Serbia versus Ottoman Empire - Most of Ottoman Empire captured and divided amongst allies
Bulgaria did not like the division of the territories, specifically Macedonia. Greece, Montenegro, and Serbia versus Bulgaria
King Constantine I Abdicates. His son, Alexander, succeeded him during World War I.
Greece is defeated. Allies abandoned Treaty of Sèvres and negotiated the Teaty of Lausanne. The Treaty of Lausanne recognized the Republic of Turkey's Independence.
Peace Treaty after WWI between Ottoman Empire and Allies
Political regime of Greece
A.K.A. Metaxas Regime - Authoritarian Regime
Led by General Loannis Metaxas
Greece joins the United Nations.
Greece joins European Union.
Orthodoxy is currently the main religion in Greece.