The Greek War of Independence and its impact on European identity - EXPeditions

The Greek War of Independence and its impact on European identity

by Johanna Hanink
  • Key point 1
    Greece’s model of independence was new because it was deeply anchored in an idea of what the country had once been. The Greek state adopted America’s model of independence from the outset.
  • Key point 2
    The Greeks largely played up to Western European and American expectations, idealising Greek antiquity during the revolution. The Greek War of Independence went on to shape the national brand of the state.
  • Key point 3
    Americans who were too young to participate in their country’s war of independence got a second chance at heroism with the Greek Revolution.