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The Ruins of Ancient Sparta
Sparta was a Greek city-state that rose to prominence around 650 B.C. The Spartans were known for their austere way of life and military prowess.
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Sparta was a Greek city-state known for their great warriors.
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On June 10, 1943, the United States transferred a 173-foot anti-submarine patrol ship named King George II to Greece to aid in their resistance efforts. At the ceremony, President Franklin D. Roosevelt expresses hope that Greece will soon be liberated from the control of Axis powers.
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