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Italy & Greece. Welcome to the Mediterranean!!. Greece. Greece - Language. yassou = hello or goodbye (greeting to one person or a friend) adio = goodbye Ameriki = USA ena = one thio = two tria = three Filise me = kiss me. Greece. Greece was once an ancient empire.

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italy greece

Italy & Greece

Welcome to the Mediterranean!!

greece language
Greece - Language
  • yassou = hello or goodbye (greeting to one person or a friend)
  • adio = goodbye
  • Ameriki = USA
  • ena = one
  • thio = two
  • tria = three
  • Filise me = kiss me
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Greece
  • Greece was once an ancient empire.
  • It later became part of the Roman Empire.
  • After the collapse of the Romans, the eastern half became the ByzantineEmpire.
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Greece
  • Greeks lived under foreign rule for over 2,000 years.
  • They declared their independence in 1829.
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Greece - History
  • A rise in nationalism, pride in one’s country, led to independence.
  • Greece became a monarchy from 1829-1967.
  • In 1967, military leaders seized control. Their rule collapsed in 1975.
  • Citizens then decided to become a parliamentary democracy.
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Greece – Government/Econ.
  • The president is ceremonial. The prime minister and parliament run the country.
  • Voting is compulsory, or required. Failing to vote is against the law.
  • Greece is a member of the EU. It’s economy consists of tourism, shipping, and fishing.
greece culture
Greece - Culture
  • Official language: Greek
  • Religion: Greek Orthodox
  • Major holiday: Easter
  • 2/3 of population live in cities.
  • Capital: Athens
italy language
Italy - Language
  • Hello – Ciao
  • Goodbye – Ciao or Arrivederci
  • United States - Stati Uniti
  • 1 – uno
  • 2 – due
  • 3 – tre
  • I miss you – Mi manchi
italy history
Italy - History
  • 400s – The Eastern Roman Empire split into many small kingdoms.
  • 1861 – Italian independence comes when the kingdoms unite.
  • Early 1920s – Benito Mussolini takes control of Italy.
  • He promoted fascism (a political system based on nationalism and ruled by a strong central governor led by a dictator.)
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Italy - History
  • Mussolini promised a return to the Roman Empire.
  • He allied with Hitler of Germany in WWII against the allies.
  • He was forced out near the end of the war and killed.
  • After WWII, Italians replaced their monarchy with a democracy.
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Italy – Government & Econ.
  • Government – Parliamentary Democracy
  • ¾ of Parliament is elected. ¼ is assigned.
  • Because Italy has so many political parties, they must for coalitions, or partnerships, to gain control of parliament.
  • Italy is an industrialized, developed nation.
  • They are a member of the EU.
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Italy - Culture
  • Official Language – Italian
  • Italian is a Romance Language (languages descended from Latin and spoken in for Roman Empire territories)
  • Religion – Roman Catholic
  • Home of the Roman Catholic Church is the Vatican City (the smallest country in the world.) It is located in the center of Rome. The Pope rules the Vatican City.
  • Capital city – Rome
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Italy – Government & Econ.
  • Milan, a city in northern Italy, is considered one of the world capitals of fashion.
  • Italy’s northern region has much higher economic growth than the south.
  • Sports – car racing, cycling, & soccer
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Italy & Greece
  • Both were part of the Roman Empire
  • Both were monarchies, then ruled by dictators, then became democracies.
  • The southern regions are on the Mediterranean Sea; the northern regions are hilly or mountainous.
  • Greece and southern Italy still rely on agriculture.
  • Both are important for their influences on western culture today.