The Greek War Of Independence Essay

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The Greek War of Independence led Greece to become an independent state from the Ottoman Empire (Turkey) in 1830. However, after the separation, the country underwent economic difficulties and government corruption. Though Greece has made great strides in reforming their political institutions and combating corruption in the last 185 years, there are still clear signs that problems are very much prevalent in today’s society. On the other hand, the northern European country Denmark greatly differs from Greece. For starters, Denmark did not have to gain its independence since it was never dependent on another nation. The country “first organized as a unified state in 10th century” (Coufoudakis, 2015). Nonetheless, the country did suffer from many fluctuations in progress in terms of economic depressions and wars. However, Denmark did not only overcome such situations but prospered into a successful democratic constitutional monarchy. Similar, like fellow country Denmark, Greece is consider a democratic and developed country. However, how can two countries that are consider democracy’s and developed countries vary greatly in their political institutions and gender equality in the present day? Greece’s transition from a qualified liberal democracy marked by anti-communist legacies of the 1946 civil war to a repressive military dictatorship, and finally, to a more modernized democratic regime, has greatly affected the country still to this day. Contrarily, Denmark’s…

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