The first place most American vacationers think of when wanting to travel is to go to Hawaii rather than Samoa. Explorers want to relax on the Hawaiian beach, get some sun, and eat lots of delicious food. What most Americans don’t realize is that the U.S owns another beautiful island that has all that Hawaii offers, and more, Samoa. Hawaii is often seen as the ultimate paradise, but there’s a reason why American Samoa is the heart of Polynesia. Samoa is the better vacation destination than Hawaii because it is less Americanized, less modern, and less populated.
During the eighteenth century and up until the nineteenth century, Greeks were under the control of the Ottoman Empire. It was during this time that nationalism and the idea that your people should have the best became really popular. Greeks in the Balkans and in Asia Minor decided to revolt against their rulers in March 1821, starting a nine-year war in search for their independence. When other European countries siding with them intervened, the Greeks finally gain their freedom. During the war, people formed opinions on the Greeks: some praised and sympathized with them while others didn’t.
The Ancient Greeks were affected in many ways by the things around and in the country called Greece. The geography of the land has had a great influence on Greece and the inhabitants. Throughout the history of Greece, there came more effects to the people who lived there. Some of these effects on the Ancient Greek civilization were positive and some were negative. Most of these effects were beneficial to the Greeks. Some of these effects were not beneficial to the Greeks, however.
The start of the period known as "Classical Greece" starts at around 800 B.C.E. and ends around 400 B.C.E. Classical Greece tells tales of Athens against Sparta, the Peloponnesian War. But that is only some of the events, as the achievements are a feat to behold. New branches of mathematics, such as geometry established new theorems, columns were prominently used in buildings of importance, and the first Olympics were first held to honor the gods and celebrate human achievement. The contributions of classical Greece are seen in Western civilization in the continuation of the Olympics, in the realistic depiction of subjects in various forms of art, in the development of medical ethics, in the architectural use of columns in the Western building
Greece is a land covered by mountains with nothing much else to it yet one of the greatest civilizations ever to exist on this planet. Greece is part of Europe but is made up of more than 6,000 islands as well as a peninsula. Ancient Greeks live over 2500 years ago and considering their geography it is remarkable that they got to the greatness that they did get to. But they could have been even greater if the geography Greece had cooperated with the ancient Greek cities and citizens in the areas of their economy, their social/cultural ways, and their political beliefs.
Ancient Greece has impacted many civilizations through philosophy, government, art and architecture. Their ideas and concepts are still widely used today and have benefited many people's lives. The Ancient Greek civilization made many contributions to the Western World.
How did geography effect in Greek history? Or in other words what effects did geography have on Ancient Greece positive and negative? Well you could start by saying how the mountains served as natural barriers and divided ancient Greece.
Since ancient times, the Aegean Sea has been a centerpiece for much rich cultural influence. This influence is seen in our architecture, exotic foods, old pottery, myths, and other things that have lasting effects on us. This fabulous place of mystery and wonder is what gives us most of our picture of Greece, Crete, and other surrounding islands: crystal clear, sparkling water around beautiful islands with lush green landscapes and ruins of old. In this project, I have delved into this and have come back with knowledge and connections of how Greece became the true birthplace of the West.
The period between 500 B.C.E to 338 B.C.E is referred to as “Classical Greece” due to the many achievements taken place, as well as the blossoming democracy in Athens, under the leadership of Pericles. One of the major confrontations during this period was between the Greek states and the Persian Empire.
Geography had a major impact on Greece's economy. Greece was mountainous, largely infertile and surrounded by the sea. The barren landscape and easy access to maritime trade routes caused the people of Greece to become traders, merchants and fisherman. As Alan Bresson states in The Making of the Ancient Greek Economy, Greece's “commercial calling was virtually imposed by its geography” (p. 379). The landscape of Greece also made travel difficult, this caused the city states of Greece to form their own separate economies. In conclusion, Greece's economy was based solely on trade and
Greece is in southeastern Europe and consists of a mainland and an archipelago [chain of islands]. Mainland Greece is a large peninsula surrounded on three sides by the Mediterranean Sea (branching into the Ionian Sea in the west and the Aegean Sea in the east).
There are many different countries in our world and each of them has its own and unique culture. However, there is hardly a state in the world, which has as rich history as Greece has. The thing is, that Ancient Greece is known to be the place where modern European civilization with its values was born. Philosophers of this state created the majority of notions in this science while poets and playwrights of Ancient Greece managed to create the basis for classical literature. There is no use denying the fact that all these achievements became possible due to unite history of this very state. There is a great number of periods in it development which are connected with the rise and fall of Ancient Greece and each of them has its own unique peculiarities.
With fall of Constantinople in 1453 came the fall of a great empire that soon lost basic political rights under the reign of the Ottoman Empire. Greece after being conquered by the Turkish. The Greek War of Independence reestablished Greece as a singular entity without the oppression of the Ottoman Empire. Much like the nationalism that had been all over Europe the Greeks had a powerful sense of pride in their cultural values and religion; this was called Hellenism. Throughout centuries, the Greeks had attempted several times to gain independence from the Ottoman Empire since their conquer. In 1821, the war for Greek Independence had finally begun. After 8 years of fighting against the Turkish oppressors; the Greeks in 1832 finally gain
Attention grabber: My favorite vacation was in summer 2016 when I visited Bali islands, Indonesia. It was a great time with my family than ever before. Bali is a wonderful island that is located in the south of Pacific Ocean near Malaysia (Law et al., 298). It is a very famous island in Indonesia where many tourists from around