Posted by Mike on December 18, 2000 at 11:20:31:
Tell me why Greeks are obsessed by the Turkish Ottoman Occupation.
I've been in Greece many times, and given a chance almost
everybody will start lamenting about it with great
emotion, more than 150 years after its end, sometimes uttering
the most obvious exaggerations.
In other countries I haven't come across this behaviour:
Holland has been occupied by the Spanish and French,
Spain by the Arabs, Portugal by the French and English,
Italy by the French, Normans and Arabs, and so on.
Many of these were probably more brutal and oppresive than
the Ottoman Empire rule, and yet the people seem to have
come to terms with this aspect of their history.
Why havent't the Greeks?
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