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MARCH 25 1821: Freedom or Death

01.03.2016 in History

MARCH 25 1821: Freedom or Death    On March 25, 1821, Greece rose up against its oppressor, the Ottoman Empire, after almost 400 years of brutal occupation.  While the rest of Europe had flourished, this time in Greece is often referred to as the second Dark Ages.  The plight of Greece and the desire to support a country globally recognized as the foundation of Western Civilization spanned throughout Europe, across the ocean and over the United States.     In 1824, Daniel Webster presented a resolution in the US House of Representatives that would recognize the Independence of Greece.  A few…