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History

Overview

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Greece, officially the Hellenic Republic, is a country located in southeastern Europe. Athens is the nation's capital and largest city.

Ancient Greece

Ancient Greece was a geographical and political group that lasted from the 8th to 5th centuries B.C. The Ancient Greeks lived in mainland Greece and the Greek islands, but also in colonies scattered around the Mediterranean Sea. The Greeks took their ideas with them and they started a way of life that's similar to the one we have today.

20th Century

In the early 1940's, Greece was visited by Bill Waring, alias the Challenger, who uncovered an ancient society that was a hold over from ancient Greece. He survived their gladiatorial arena and dismantled the operation[1]. With the outbreak of World War II, Greece was attacked by both Fascist Italy and the Nazi Germany. In 1943, Nazi forces were located on the Greek island of Crete. There they were beleaguered by British gorilla fighters. When the Nazis had obtained stolen British fighters, they plotted to use them to attack Turkey in the hopes of turning the country against the Allies. This plot was foiled by the Sub-Mariner and British gorillas[2].

At the end of World War II and the beginning of the Cold War, Greece became a choice location of communist spies who committed acts of sabotage in the region to turn the people of Greece against democratic nations and specifically the United States. In 1952 American Secret Service agent Kent Blake was sent to Greece where he uncovered a communist spy cell operating out of a Greek prison[3].

Modern Age

A chartered plan piloted by Tony Stark set down at a small airstrip in Eastern Greece, where he took a car and drove over primitive, seldom-traveled roads to an isolated stretch of coast overlooking the Aegean Sea. He then donned his Iron Man armor and began searching the area, looking for Madame Masque[4].

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