|Ελληνική Δημοκρατία Ellinikí Dimokratía (Hellenic Republic)|
Greece, officially the Hellenic Republic, was a country situated on the southern end of the Balkan Peninsula. Famous for its ancient cultures and art, Greece has been home to civilisation for nearly three thousand years. By the twentieth century, Greece was bordered by Albania, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia and Bulgaria to the north, and by Turkey to the east. The Aegean Sea lies to the east and south of mainland Greece, while the Ionian Sea lies to the west. Both parts of the eastern Mediterranean basin feature a vast number of islands.
Greece lied at the juncture of Europe, Asia, and Africa. It is the heir to classical Greece, the Byzantine Empire, and nearly four centuries of Ottoman rule. Regarded as the cradle of western civilisation and being the birthplace of democracy, western philosophy, the Olympic Games, western literature, political science, major scientific principles and drama (including both tragedy and comedy), Greece has a particularly long and eventful history and a cultural heritage which has been considerably influential in Northern Africa and the Middle East and fundamentally formative for the culture of Europe and what is now called the West.
In the second half of the 20th century, Greece was a member of the United Nations and a member of the European Allies. When the Soviet Union launched its offensive, Greece was the first nation to fall under the Soviet jackboot, the Hellenic army unable to halt the advance of the Soviet armored divisions.
The survivors and their commander-in-chief General Nikolas Stavros managed to flee the country before the Soviets could capture them and rendezvous with Allied forces fighting the Soviet offensive in Europe. As the war gradually turned in the Allies' favour, the Soviets manufactured their Sarin gas in Greece and tested them on the civilians. The Allies managed to stop the production and liberated the country before facing the Soviets at Moscow. As an act of revenge for tearing up Greece, Stavros shot Premier Stalin at point blank as he was trying to escape. Even in the aftermath of the war, Greece's economy was in total ruins.
Behind the scenes[edit | edit source]
Greece was intended to be a playable country in Red Alert at one point and the codes for it still exist in the game. Moreover, Greece is the player house in all Allied missions internally.
On a map in the Soviet conquest of Europe, Greece was left out of the Soviet jackboot, until the Allies managed to take back the initiative after The Famous Liberation in Germany and forced the Soviets back into Russia or small pockets of resistance in Europe.
|The following is based on the Soviet campaign of Red Alert 3 and contradicts canon sources.|
In the Soviet campaign of the war, the Allies had a force defending a secret research lab in Mynokos which was responsible for the Allies' technological edge despite Einstein's removal by Premier Cherdenko. Cherdenko ordered a Soviet Commander to capture the lab and discover its secrets. In spite of Allied efforts to defend and then destroy the lab after the Soviets captured it, the information was processed and allowed the Soviets to develop a new superweapon to replace the non-existent nukes.
The Tiberium Age[edit | edit source]
Following the war, Greece was an ally of GDI. However, it was overtaken by Nod during the First Tiberium War, and Agent Delphi, a GDI spy, had to evacuate. Later, in a daring amphibious assault, Corinth (and presumably the rest of Greece thereafter) was retaken by GDI.
As of 2047, Greece is classified as a Red Zone and is uninhabited.
Trivia[edit | edit source]
It is interesting to see that the Mastodon from the Fourth Tiberium War has the hellenic flag on its left side.