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Thoughts fROM THE Present century for the Hellenic war of independence

The Hellenic war of Independence against The Ottoman Empire was ignited the first days of March and was declared officially and more widely on 25, March, 1821 in some territories of Greece by notable patriots like Paleon Patron Germanos, Papaflessas, Theodoros Kolokotronis, Andreas Miaoulis, Konstantinos Kanaris and others.

However, the Greek Revolution was prepared some years ago in 1814 by a secret organisation named “Filiki Eteria”. It is admirable how the Greeks started the Revolution even if they had to start fighting against significantly more powerful joint armed forces like The Ottoman Empire and Egypt.

It is notable that The Ottoman Empire occupied Greece for about 400 hundred years before the start of The Revolution. The Hellenic war of independence took place from 1821 until 1830.

In the beginning of the war, Greeks were fighting alone but later “Three Great Powers” named United Kingdom, France and Russia supported significantly Greece with their fleets, army and finance.

So Greeks have to be grateful to these “Great Powers” because they would not have gained their independence without them.

The last time, it is noticed increased hostility between Greece and Turkey for various reasons, like the sea borders, petrol and gas reserves in Greece. These resources should have been exploited much earlier, so that Greece could have paid gradually his big debt and Greek people had not suffered from austerity and other derived consequences.

Tomorrow, we complete 198 years, since the declaration of The Greek-Ottoman war. Greeks, Philhellenes and The Greek diaspora march and celebrate this national feast.

These are some thoughts from the present century, concerning The Greek War of Independence.

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Fraternity of Cretans “The Omonia”, Cretans, Greeks, Homogenous, Greece, Greek Economy

“Omonia”The oldest and most profound fraternity of Cretans, one of the oldest fraternities in Greece and Europe, with a great history and patronage by the Greek Ethnarch Eleftherios Venizelos. A place for the support of dissapointed and low-priveleged citizens from Crete. Omonia Fraternity dooes the obvious: honours capable Cretans. Many capable Cretans who live in Crete, are not supported by the authorities. Sometimes they are chased and they choose to abandon the island. The authorities do not know that they cause severe damage to the prospects of the island, by causing capable Cretans to abandon the island. They have to realize that the island will lose gradually it’s treasure the excalibur knowledge and world recognition of some capable Cretans. Nobody can doubt this fact. The fact is that many Cretans who live outside Crete have prominent positions in science, politics, academics, sports and other sectors of the society. This become even more viral, when we mention Cretans who live outside Greece. This is also apllied for Greeks living outside Greece. We would like to deliver this historical message “Don’t expect the recovery of the Greek and Cretan Economy, if you don’t facilitate the activities of Capable Greeks and Cretans. Honour them, Support them, Give them the tools to work for their development and the development of Greece. They will not dissapoint you. Reunite Greek and Cretan Homogenous with Homeland and Greece. Apologize to them for not giving them a helping hand when they needed it. Offer them similar working enviroment and rewards like those they receive abroad and protect them to work without offenses. They are the chosen to recover Greece from this historical crisis. Bring Homogenous Greeks to Homeland Now!!!” E-BCR,http://www.e-bcr.com