Greece lies at the juncture of Europe, Asia and Africa. It is heir to the heritages of ancient Greece, the Roman Empire and Byzantine Empire, and nearly four centuries of Ottoman rule.
Greece is the birthplace of democracy, Western philosophy, the Olympic Games, Western literature and historiography, political science, major scientific and mathematical principles, and Western drama.
Greece is a developed country, a member of the European Union since 1981,
a member of the Economic and Monetary Union of the European Union since 2001, NATO since 1952.
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