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19th of May - In memory

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by NickManEA, May 19, 2017.

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  1. NickManEA

    NickManEA Well-Known Member

    Yes, today seems to be like any other day for the majority of you. This isn't the case with me.

    First off, as most of you know, I am Greek. What I haven't ever mentioned is that I am a Pontian Greek (I once said I am a Spartan but this is also true as Pontians are technically Spartan migrants of Black Sea).

    Like today, approximately 350.000 Pontians became victims of the Genocide and were eventually executed. This is a very rough day for me, like every year. This doesn't mean I won't be positive later this day but at this very moment I am feeling negative. This day means a lot to me.

    Nevertheless, there was a percentage of Pontian Greeks that managed to escape to freedom but this was not any easy. Many people were forced to live their houses back and migrate to nearby countries in order to be saved from being executed along with others. My ancestors were some of the few Pontians that managed to escape in Georgia, a nearby country next to the Black Sea. It was only one generation ago that my family moved to Greece, where I was born.

    I wrote this thread in memory of the victims of the Pontian Genocide. Rest in peace.
    Last edited: May 19, 2017
  2. Carnotauros

    Carnotauros Team Mel0n | Raid

  3. NickManEA

    NickManEA Well-Known Member

    Indeed. It is so upsetting a day.
  4. Carnotauros

    Carnotauros Team Mel0n | Raid

    I feel bad for my neighbor. His birthday is today...
  5. Gehenna_Beam

    Gehenna_Beam Wizard of Misery

    The Ottoman Empire... For centuries, it's reign of terror has cost the lives of millions of Christians, Jews, and others throughout Eastern Europe and the Middle East. It was the original ISIS.
  6. NickManEA

    NickManEA Well-Known Member

    So sad, so true.
  7. vrii

    vrii Well-Known Member

    My condolences go out to you and all who are affected by this.
  8. redslime

    redslime Well-Known Member

    now look at any other empire
  9. NickManEA

    NickManEA Well-Known Member

    If this is sarcasm I would suggest you take a look at Alexander The Great's Macedonian Empire. People lived equally despite their race and there used to be freedom of faith.
  10. If the Ottoman Empire was "the original ISIS" what is the American Empire? :thinking:
  11. Gehenna_Beam

    Gehenna_Beam Wizard of Misery

    Were his conquests justified, or did he pillage innocent civilizations?
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  12. Romkelolol

    Romkelolol Well-Known Member

    the sand monkeys did it
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