Greece

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Greece a small country in southern Europe, is made up of the southern tip of the Balkan Peninsula, plus a fifth of its land mass consisting of hundreds of islands, both in the Mediterranean and the Aegean Seas. Because of this Greece has always been a seafaring nation and still has one of the largest merchant fleets in the world.

 

Although a quarter of its population earn their living by farming, it is largely a rocky and mountainous country. Legend has it, that the Gods, having sifted the earth through a strainer during the creation, threw the lumps retained onto the Earth forming Greece.

 

It was here that Western civilization as we know it started about 2,500 years ago, at a time when the Greeks controlled much of the coastline of the Mediterranean and Black seas, although Empires were already established in Crete, Egypt and Babylonia.

 

 

 

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