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FREE GREECE
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Illustration of a large bird standing on the lap of a person with a decorative black and white outer edge and black text on a white background. Illustration depicts iconic image of Prometheus chained to a rock where his liver is eaten by by an eagle every day as punishment by Zeus.

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This button is most likely in support of the Anti-Junta movement in Greece. From 1967 – 1974 Greece was ruled by a series of military dictatorships. Since the end of World War II, Greece had fallen into a civil war between communists and government leaders who had returned from exile. Supporters of democracy within Greek society strongly opposed the junta several militant groups were formed in Greece and in exile. The junta exiled thousands of Greek citizens accused of being communists or “enemies” of Greece. The dictatorship came to an end after factions within the junta began fighting amongst each other.

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