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With her little fleet of warships, Laskarina Bouboulina sometimes called a “pirate queen.” The only woman member of revolutionary organization that overthrew the Turks' Ottoman Empire, she raised the rebel flag on March 13, 1821, to signal the revolt that freed the Greeks for the first time in seven centuries. Attacking the impregnable fort at Nafplion, through a rain of bullets, her solders fell back at one point only to hear her shout, “Are you women, then, and not men? Forward!"

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The flag of Turkey was officially adopted on June 5, 1936 The white crescent and star, symbols of Islam, are placed slightly to the left on the red field, and that shade of red dates back to the Ottoman Empire in the 17th century.

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[Ottoman Empire] Silk Ottoman Flag, 19th Century (İpek Kumaş Osmanlı Bayrağı, 19.YY)

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Eleftheria i thanatos "freedom or death" is the motto of Greece.It arose during the Greek War of Independence in the 1820s, where it was a war cry for the Greeks who rebelled against Ottoman rule.It was adopted after the Greek War of Independence. It is still in use today, and is a popular theory regarding the use of 9 stripes (for the 9 syllables of the motto) in the Greek flag.The motto symbolized and still symbolizes the resolve of the people of Greece against tyranny and oppression

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Ottoman Tray, Serving Tray Wooden, Breakfast Tray, Buffet Table Tray, Bedside Tray, Housewarming Gift, Anniversary Gift, Wedding Gift

Serving Tray: painted with Kelly's turquoise or pink rosettes, peacock tail or American Flag artwork

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