War of Greek Independence

War of Greek Independence
the Greeks rebelled against Turkish rule in 1821; with the support of England and France and Russia they won independence in 1828 at Navarino (although the country included only half its present size)
Instance Hypernyms: ↑war, ↑warfare

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