Many #Greek people have suffered a lot since the financial crisis of 2008.The huge debt is a result of more than 40 years financial failure. I don’t want to blame anyone but to state that there is hope and solution. #Greece has a unique #cultural wealth and heritage that is some thousands years old. This is the game advantage for its #tourism sector. A prosperous tourism sector will support the domestic agricultural sector. Then it is the Greek #Maritime fleet, one of the biggest in the #world. There are also other sectors that are worth mentioning but the aforementioned are the most important. Last but not least, Greece must make fast track deals for the exploitation of the rich #oil and #gas deposits in the #Ionian Sea and Livykon Sea in South #Crete. The estimate is that these deals will enable Greece to pay off its debt in less than 20 years.
The battle of Crete. It is hard to forget, because there were too many dead people. My grandfather was saved from execution the last minute. Some of my relatives did not make it and they got killed by Germans.The moral shock was great. However, this happened many decades ago and we cannot put the blame to the present German generation. Nowadays, the great issue for Greece, is the compensation for the atrocities of Nazi. The cost of compensation is enormous and I believe that Greece will face many denials from the German authorities, as this will mean the collapse of the German economy. An alternative realistic and achieving compromise is to hire descedants of the Greek dead people in German businesses domestically. Their salary must be generous. That’s all from me. Do it and let’s live in peace.
The Greek – Turkish War of 1919 – 1922 ended to the Asia Minor Catastrophe (1922).
It was encouraged by the Western Allies, mainly United Kingdom and the British Prime Minister David Lloyd George who promised Greece, large areas of the Ottoman Empire in case of victory. The Greek Armed Forces occupied Smyrna or Smyrni on 15 May 1919 and many cities, towns in Anatolia up to Eskisehir. Then Turkish forces counter – attacked and reoccupied the conquered land that they had lost by the Greek Armed Forces.
The victory of Turkish Armed Forces, obliged the Allies to renegotiate with the Turkish National Movement a new Treaty in Lausanne. This treaty accepted the sovereignty of Turkey over Asia Minor, Eastern Thrace and Constantinople……To be continued.