history of Greece facts Selected as the most interesting among history related questions in History quiz Which southern EU country holds mandatory military service for men?Greece. There is a long and still continued history of conflicts and tensions between Greece and Turkey. Between 1974-2002, Greece was in the state of general mobilization due to the crisis in Cyprus.Created by: globalquiz.orgarmy facts » Which part of Greece was never conquered by the Turks?Corfu is the second largest of the Ionian Islands, west of Greek Peninsula. It was long controlled by Venice, which repulsed several Turkish sieges, before falling under British rule following the Napoleonic Wars. Corfu was eventually ceded by the British Empire and unified with the modern Greece in 1864.Created by: Sumit Tamangislands of Greece facts » Which European country other than Yugoslavia faced civil war after World War II?Greece. The Greek Civil War, was fought from 1946 to 1949 between the Greek government army—backed by the UK and US — and the communist Democratic Army of Greece, backed by Bulgaria, Yugoslavia and Albania. It is estimated that 158,000 people were killed.Created by: globalquiz.orgCold War facts » What was the main language of the Byzantine Empire?Greek. The primary language used in the eastern Roman provinces even before the decline of the Western Empire was Greek, having been spoken in the region for centuries before Latin. The use of Latin as the language of administration persisted until formally abolished (in favour of Greek) by Heraclius in the 7th century.Created by: globalquiz.orgGreece facts » Who won the battle of Marathon?Greeks. According to Herodotus, an Athenian runner named Pheidippides was sent to run from Athens to Sparta (225 km, 140 miles) to ask for assistance before the battle. Then, following the battle, the Athenian army marched quickly the 40 km (25 miles) to Athens, in order to head off the Persian forces. Later these two events became confused with each other, leading to a legendary but inaccurate story (first recorded by Plutarch in 1st century AD) of Pheidippides running from Marathon to Athens after the battle, to announce the Greek victory.Created by: globalquiz.orglegends facts » Play history quiz and see all the questions.