Map of Ancient Rome and Greece
Greece and the Balkans
1914AD - 1960AD
The aftermath of World War 1 saw the map of the Balkans re-drawn. Most notably, Serbia, plus the South Slav territories of the former Austro-Hungarian empire, were united to form the kingdom of the Serbs, Croats and Slovenes, later called Yugoslavia. Because of the inability of the various national groups to work together, the king, Alexander I, established a dictatorship (1929).
The period of World War 2 saw all the countries of the region occupied by the Axis powers. Communist-led resistance movements sprang up, and, aided by the incoming Soviet forces, won control of most of the countries after the war. Bulgaria and Romania became members of the Warsaw Pact in 1955, whilst Albania and Yugoslavia, under its president Josip Tito, retained a much more independent stance. Greece is the only Balkan country not to have fallen under communist sway. Greece is a constitutional monarchy, and a member of NATO.
Commands & Colors: Greece vs The Eastern Kingdoms
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How did monks save the history of ancient Greece and Rome?
Catholic monks were commissioned to transcribe Roman manuscripts by Charlemagne on the 9th century. The manuscripts were taken to various monasteries around western Europe and were kept there. Much of what we know about the Romans come from the monasteries.Orthodox monks in Greece transcribed ancient Greek works