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Old 11-07-2015, 07:17 AM   #48
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Originally Posted by Risto the Great View Post
What's up with the revisionism? Wasn't Samaras spending US$130 million trying to promote Macedonia as Greek starting from the 1980's? I would say this period was when the delusion about Greek national superiority reached it's zenith. The notion of Macedonia being Greek was the perfect distraction. It gave Greece a purpose on the world stage. Instead of having to be defensive in relation to its comical collection of financial lies about its economic status, it was able to stand on podiums and demand restitution about an issue which they didn't even want to talk about 10 (and further) years earlier.
No, Samaras became minister in 1990. As to when the Macedonian Question was reawakened, I’d say around Sartzetakis’ visit to Australia if memory serves (1988?). Before that, very few people knew what this is or cared about it. I remember Martis (ex-Minister of North Greece) was quite active about it, writing newspaper articles etc. but I never read it and couldn’t understand what this is all about back then (e.g. mid-80s).

The name dispute was not critical (or even present) in Greek politics except for that period (early 90s). Your other comments are also irrelevant. The Greek debt crisis started around 2010 as a result of the 2008 economic crisis.

The main event that characterized 1990s-2000s in pro-crisis Greece was illegal immigration and the consequent social changes. You will not find a film or book describing this era where illegal immigrants are not present. It was “the new thing” that happened to us. The other main political slogan of the era was “modernization” (ecsynchronismos) which meant that socialists were becoming “social-democrats” and the two major parties (New Democracy and Socialists) started to converge. Overall, it was “good-times”, a politically stable period, with continuous economic growth.

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A Greek neo-nazi is not one who fights for a greater Germany, but one who uses a similar political and economic ideology, but in Greece.
If we accept your definition I don’t know if they’re neo-nazis. First, they’re too small. Second, their ideas or plans (if they have any) remain banned, unclear, unknown. Then again, Hitler was also jailed at one point.


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