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qmastrangelo November 18th, 2019 3:14pm

Culturally and historically speaking, do you consider Greece to be a part of Western civilization?

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DJAria Coushatta, LA
11/19/19 1:17 pm

To me, it will always be more Eastern. I was born in Switzerland. Greece is Eastern to me, and represents a lot of the eastern culture. Just look at their religion!

skinner Jersey City
11/18/19 10:57 am

It’s the historical heart of Western civilization.

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MrAmerica Peaceful protestor
11/18/19 9:55 am

Western civilization owes its foundation to Greece.

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phalnx Ohio
11/18/19 9:52 am

?? It's pretty much the foundational area of Western Civilization.

qmastrangelo Pottsvegas, PA
11/18/19 8:20 am

With the onset of modern nationalism in the 19th century, there’s been a conflict in the idea of the Greek identity within Greece over whether Greece should identify as a Western nation and emphasize its Classical heritage or whether it should identify as an Eastern nation and emphasize its Orthodox/Byzantine heritage, and whether these two things are or are not in conflict.

MrAmerica Peaceful protestor
11/18/19 3:14 pm

This was a really fun series of polls. Thanks for posting them.

qmastrangelo Pottsvegas, PA
11/18/19 4:09 pm

Yeah of course! I’ve always been interested in what exactly the boundary of the West is based on different definitions