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Greece may be considered part of Mediterranean Europe for 3 reasons :
1. Strong geographical & historical ties to mediterranean
2. member of both the EU and NATO
3. Birthplace of a culture that reached full exp. in western europe.
Southern Greece was created because : *
The African and Eurasian tectonic plates meet in southern Greece *
Sheeps and goats have destroyed ____
Natural forests
More than ____ of Greece's total population lives in and around ____
one third, Athens
Because of the population, Athens experiences :
Traffic jams, crowded city streets
Greece relies heavily on ____ __ ____
trade over water
_____ ___ is a key industry
shipbuilding
No point is more than ______ miles from sea
85
Gained independence from _____
turkey
CRETE was the center of greek culture about ____ years ago
3500
CRETE was the center of ___ culture
minoan
CRETE fell into rapid decline around _____ BC
1500
Ancient Greece is credited with inlfluencing Western ideas about
democracy
Greece relies on what two seas for irrigation ?
Aegean Sea and the Mediterranean Sea
Greece has one of the world's largest _____ ____
commercial fleets
Greece won its independence from turkey in
1830 *
____ is an important part of the GREEK economy
agriculture