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War Museum of Nafplio

01.04.2016 in History

War Museum of Nafplio    The museum opened its doors to the public in 1988 and it is accommodated in a building that used to be a Military Academy, today it serves as an annex of the War Museum in Athens.     A thematic collection unfolds on the first floor where the vital role of Nafplio in the Greek Revolution of 1821 is illustrated; Ioannis Kapodistrias, first governor of Greece, and the history of the first Military Academy from 1828 until 1834. Exhibits also include the Greek Revolution of 1821, the Macedonians wars (1904-1908), the Balkan wars (1912-1913) and World War…

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…