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Serbian expert: Greece is under pressure from the West, but Russia is also in the game - The future is the Eurasian Union

Greece has been exposed to Western pressure for a long time and the globalists are still trying to include this country in their plans.

This is according to Petkar Zifkovis, geopolitical and defence analyst.

He recounts the ruthless conflict that has been taking place in Greece between the US and Russia for many years:

"Greece suffered great economic damage because of the TTIP project, while in 1996 the "Third American Empire" project was launched, which today can be renewed through the conflict in Kosovo and cause conflicts all over the Balkans.

This possibility and the difficult situation in the EU show that sincere cooperation with Russia is important for Greece and all Balkan countries.

When the Ottoman conquest of the Balkans began, almost all Greek regions fell under Ottoman rule while only the Ionian Islands were under Venetian, French and British rule, with the brief existence of the Ionian Republic under the protection of Russia (1800 - 1807).

The Greek rebellion against the Ottoman Empire began in 1821 and in 1822 the National Assembly declared the independence of Greece - The first bankruptcy

In 1823, the British banks granted Greece its first loan for the purchase of arms. Due to the manipulations of the Western banks, the Greeks did not receive a significant portion of this money, so in 1827 they requested a new loan from the Western banks, but the loan was not approved and Greece had to declare bankruptcy for the first time.

Greece became an independent country under the protection of Russia, Britain and France in 1830.
The new loan granted by the Western banks in 1832 was largely used to repay the first loan and for the army.

Greece faced the problem of agrarian reform because the land of the Ottoman Spahids was not distributed to the peasants according to the idea of the first Prime Minister of Greece, Ioannis Kapodistrias, but the majority of it was given to a few.

The economy was burdened by high taxes and political conflicts, so Greece declared bankruptcy for the second time in 1843 due to the difficult socio-economic situation.

During the Crimean War, Greece supported Russia and this led to the Anglo-French blockade of Greek ports and the capture of Piraeus in 1854.

The difficult social and economic situation in Greece led to the third bankruptcy in 1860.
In the 1860s, the country incorporated the Ionian Islands and entered into the first alliance with Serbia for the liberation of the Balkans.

Investment in industry and the development of viticulture allowed Greece to pay off all its debts in 1878.

In the same year Thessaly and part of Epirus were incorporated, while Britain, with the permission of the Ottoman Empire, occupied Cyprus (as the Habsburg monarchy occupied Bosnia-Herzegovina) in order for the Ottoman state to receive British protection from Russia.

In the 1870s Greece began to cooperate more with the West, but it turned out that this cooperation would not be in Greece's interest to come closer to the Western powers.
From 1879 to 1890, Greece received nine new loans from Western banks. Some of the funds were spent on the construction of transport infrastructure (roads, railways and ports) and from 1881 to 1893 the Corinth Canal was constructed intermittently.

Funds were also invested to develop industry, but most of the loans were spent on military needs.

Greek laws protected the privileged minority from paying heavy taxes.
In 1890 there was a drop in grape sales to foreign markets. Raisins accounted for half of Greek exports.

The problem of agrarian reform and the lack of a state credit policy that would reduce production costs further burdened the economy.

The decline in export revenues, low tax revenues and high infrastructure construction costs led to the fourth bankruptcy in 1893.

After this bankruptcy, 300,000 Greeks went to work in the United States to help their families financially.

Greece began negotiations with foreign creditors who were ready to facilitate the repayment of the debt, but in 1897 war with the Ottoman Empire began and after the defeat of the Greeks, the country had to pay large war reparations and the foreign powers as mediators forced Greece to establish the International Economic Commission, which gained significant control over the revenues of the Greek state.

This commission later had much less power, but it existed until 1978.
Its establishment was a key condition for obtaining a new loan.

The basis for Greece's recovery was created by Eleftherios Venizelos who initiated agrarian reform and implemented reforms concerning the protection of workers' rights, education and military reforms (with the help of Western military experts).

Greece established the Balkan Alliance with Serbia, Montenegro and Bulgaria.
Economic and military reforms enabled Greek victories in the Balkan wars.

Venizelos relied on Britain and France, and London encouraged Greece to attack the Ottoman Empire in Asia Minor after World War I. But when Greece was in trouble, it did not receive British aid and there was the famous Greek defeat and population exchange with Turkey.

In 1934, Greece along with Yugoslavia, Turkey and Romania formed the new Balkan Alliance.

Agrarian reform in Greece was fully implemented only after World War I.
Then there was the division of state land and large estates into 10-acre pieces.

Greece today has small agricultural properties with an average size of 4 to 6 hectares.
There has also been an increase in public debt and Greek products have become more expensive on the market due to the 
a stable exchange rate policy of the drachma. This led to a fall in prices.

The US helped the development of the Greek economy for geopolitical reasons and prevented any possibility of weakening American influence.

Thus, there was a coup in Greece in 1967 and military rule lasted until 1974.
The US also prevented any attempt at geopolitical independence of Greece from the EU.
When the crisis in Yugoslavia started in 1991, the EU became an intermediary between representatives of the government and the democratic authorities, but later the UN was involved in resolving the crisis and the most important role in the negotiations was given to the US.

Thus the EU was taken out of the background because the US did not allow its strengthening, as well as that of Germany.

Germany tried again to become geopolitically independent of the US during the Greek debt crisis in 2015.

At that time, Greece received Germany's proposal to leave the Eurozone, as this would create economic conditions that would strengthen German influence in the EU.

However, the globalists in the US launched the "Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership" (TTIP) in 2013 and could not allow the implementation of the German plan because it would threaten TTIP.

Because of the importance of TTIP for the globalists, Greece is under a lot of pressure from the US, and accepted a much more difficult way of solving the crisis with the participation of the IMF and the great influence of the US.

TTIP would have introduced the EU into the process of de-industrialisation, but Trump has cancelled this plan.
The evolution of the conflict between Russian and Ukrainian forces, which is in favour of Russia, and the new relations in the Middle East do not serve the plans of the West, which through the Kosovo crisis can renew the project of "Greater Albania" and cause conflicts on the territory of Greece and in all the Balkans.

Greece also does not like the difficult situation in the EU caused by the anti-Russian sanctions, which after Trump's termination of the TTIP plan started in another way the process of de-industrialization of the EU and capital outflow to the US.

Unlike many other EU members, Greece helped Serbia in the 1990s.
Immediately after the outbreak of the conflict in 1991, Greeks began sending aid to Serbian Bosnia and Belgrade through the Greek Orthodox Church, municipalities and humanitarian organisations.

Today the West is putting pressure on the Greek state and the Greek church, but the power of the West is weakening more and more.

The ruling party in Greece relies on financial support from the EU.

The plans of the globalists to de-industrialize the EU show that European countries without cooperation with Russia and the People's Republic of China cannot avoid economic problems that would lead to internal conflicts in Europe.

In this respect, the One Belt One Road project (Athens - Skopje - Belgrade - Budapest) is important for the Balkans.

Hungary, Greece, and other Balkan countries can therefore build a better future as part of the Eurasian Union.This political solution makes it possible to resolve the Kosovo issue in accordance with the Serbian Constitution as well," he concludes.

The plans of the West and the attitude of Russia and China will determine the future in the Balkans, and we should be well aware of this in our country.

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