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Provinz von Griechenland (de)
Επαρχία της Ελλάδα (gr)
Province of the Duchy of Brunswick
Greece Coat of arms of Greece.svg
Provincial Flag Coat of Arms of the Province of Greece
Location Greece EU Europe
Capital Athens
Official language German (de facto), Greek
Demonym Greek
Government Type
- Monarch
- Statthalter
Constitutional Monarchy
Princess Victoria
Liselotte Schury
Total Area 50,944 sq. mi.
Time Zone EET


The Province of Greece (German: Provinz von Griechenland) is a province of the Duchy of Brunswick. The province is made up of the former Hellenic Republic. It is bordered by the provinces of Albania, Macedonia, Bulgaria, and Turkey. It borders the Aegean Sea, Mediterranean Sea, and the Ionian Sea. It has a number of islands like Crete, the Dodecanese, the Cyclades, and the Ionian Islands in addition to others. Its capital is Athens.

HistoryEdit

Greece was first settled by Indo-Europeans who created sophisticated civilizations around 2000 B.C. Greece was invaded by the Dorians around 1200 B.C. and the invasion was followed by a dark period, which are chronicled in Homeric epics. Classical Greece did not come through until around 750 B.C. with the help of the maritime industry transporting culture between the city-states. The Peloponnesian War weakened Greece until Macedonia conquered the country under the rule of Phillip II with his son Alexander the Great as his aide. Greece was a minor Roman province by the 2nd century B.C. Greece remained in the Roman Empire until the Crusdaers conquered Constantinople in 1204. The Turks conquered Constantinople in 1453 and became a Turkish province by 1460.

Greece remained a Turkish Province until the war of independence in 1821 and had Britain, France, and Russia backing their independence by 1827. The protectors of the Greek state were to choose a king for Greece and Prince Otto of Bavaria ascended to the Greek throne. King Otto was exiled in 1862 and Prince Vilhelm of Denmark was later crowned as King George I of the Hellenes and under his rule, Greece acquired lands from the failing Ottoman Empire that make up the country today. The monarchy was abolished after World War 1 and became a republic in 1924. Two dictatorships followed and the exiled King George II in 1941 when the Italians and Germans conquered Greece. Civil war ensued after 1944 and ended in 1949 in defeat of the Communist guerillas. The monarchy was sent into exile when a junta took control of the Greek government, sending King Constantine II into exile in 1967. The monarchy was abolished in 1974 and Greece became a republic.

Greece became a part of the Duchy in 2010.

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