World #2 – Greek defense minister makes crowd-funding plea to buy new warships

Tuesday's World Events - December 11, 2018


1. For GREECE, give the following information:

  1. capital
  2. location/the countries that share its borders
  3. the religious breakdown of the population
  4. the type of government
  5. the chief of state (and head of government if different) If monarch or dictator, since what date has he/she ruled? – include name of heir apparent for monarch
  6. the population

Find the answers at the CIA World FactBook website. For each country, answers can be found under the “Geography” “People” and “Government” headings.

2. For GREECE:
a) list the who, what, where and when of the news item
b) Why must Greece build up its naval fleet, according to Mr. Kammenos?
c) What will Mr. Kammenos do personally regarding the fundraising?
d) Mr. Kammenos appealed to Greeks’ patriotism by encouraging them to remember George Averoff, a 19th-century Greek businessman whose fortune helped fund a warship in 1910 (as well as other benefactors). What do you think about this plan? (Is it a good idea? Will it be successful? Is it really necessary? Is there a better way to raise the money?) Explain your answer.