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Came to my attention it´s Oxi Day in Greece today, Oxi means no in Greek. History tells on this day at 3AM, Emanuele Grazzi (the Italian ambassador to Greece) delivered an ultimatum from Benito Mussolini to Prime Minister Ioannis Metaxas. Demanding free passage for the Italian army entering and occupying strategic sites unopposed. Metaxas delivered this message in French “Alors, c´est la guerre,” meaning “Then, it is war.” Which quickly was transmuted into the laconic “Oxi by the citizens of Athens. 

You can read more about the complicated nature of Ioannis Metaxas and more facts here from The Ultimate History Project. Wearing white which consists half of the Greek flag is only right. Giorgos Papadopoulos serves the musical notes with the song “Oxi.”
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12 thoughts on “NO

  1. Det visste jeg ikke!! Italienere altså..(er halvt italiener, kremt..) 🙂 Nå fikk jeg lyst til å dra til Hellas!! Her plasker regnet ned,koselig da 🙂 Ha en nydelig kveld ❤

    • Kanskje det hadde noe å gjøre med Mussolini. Med han, Hitler og Stalin som regjerte på samme tid, så var demokratiet i Europa noe redusert for å si det diplomatisk. Vi hadde også selv våres egen Vidkun, som kanskje heller ikke gjenspeilte den vanlige mannen i gaten her hjemme. Ja det står ikke på regn og vind om dagen 🙂

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