Eleftherios Venizelos on the cover of TIME. He was a a charismatic leader in the early 20th century. Elected several times as Prime Minister of Greece, serving from 1910 to 1920 and from 1928 to 1932, Venizelos had such profound influence on the internal and external affairs of Greece that he is credited with being "the maker of modern Greece", and is still widely known as the "Ethnarch".

Eleftherios Venizelos on the cover of TIME. He was a a charismatic leader in the…

Melina Mercouri, a world-famous actress, brave fighter of the resistance movement against the military regime (1967-1974), politician of an enormous radiance in Greece and abroad, Minister of Culture for eight and a half years (1981-1989 and October 1993-March 6, 1994). Still, above all she was a great Greek, a woman that was cherished and passionately loved by the Greek people.

Melina Mercouri at the Acropolis. World-famous actress, fighter of the resistance movement against the military regime politician (Minister of Culture) of an enormous radiance in Greece

Melina Merkouri, Greek actress, singer, politician, humanist..

Melina Merkouri, Greek actress, singer, politician, humanist..

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May 1980 Constantine Karamanlis became the President of Greece

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Ελευθέριος Βενιζέλος- Γεώργιος Παπανδρέου

May 11, 1967: Greek economist, a socialist politician and a dominant figure in Greek politics is jailed by the Greek Military Junta. The same military force that he led in the overthrow of the government in a few weeks earlier.

May Greek economist, a socialist politician and a dominant figure in Greek politics is jailed by the Greek Military Junta. The same military force that he led in the overthrow of the government in a few weeks earlier.

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Friday’s deal, the largest debt write-down in history, will provide immediate relief to Greece by cutting back on 15 billion euros, or $19.8 billion, in interest and principal it was paying each year to its private bondholders. And with the proposed establishment in Greece of a system in which tax revenue must be used first to pay off debt obligations before being spent domestically, it will no longer be easy for Greek politicians to run budget deficits for political purposes.

Next Time, Greece May Need New Tactics

If the country confronts a new cash crunch in coming years, as many expect, it will not be able to use strong-arm tactics to force losses on its bondholders.

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