Seraphim Alvanides, Nicolaos Nostratos

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The Greek state is one of the latest political systems in Europe. In contradiction to the Greek Nation, whose existence is continuous for the last four millennia, the Greek state is relatively modern. It emerged in 1821 in the south of the Balkans, after the successful Greek War of Independence against the Ottoman Rule. The existence of Greece was officially established with the treaty of London, 1830 (source). The initial state included only Peloponnese, part of Central Greece and some of the Aegean Islands. The initial state covered an area of only one-third of the present territory, but since then and after many wars, the Greek state changed its borders several times, mainly expanding its territory. In these two centuries of existence, the boundaries have changed more than 10 times with the latest in 1947, with the addition of the Dodecanese islands.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEuropean Regions, 1870 – 2020
Subtitle of host publicationA Geographic and Historical Insight into the Process of European Integration
EditorsJordi Martí-Henneberg
Place of PublicationCham, Switzerland
ISBN (Electronic)9783030615376
ISBN (Print)9783030615369
Publication statusPublished - 21 Aug 2021


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