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Re: King Otto and Queen Amelia of Greece
« Reply #15 on: February 13, 2006, 06:37:43 PM »
Hey,Agneschen-thank you so much for this information!If you find something more interesting please post!  :)

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Re: King Otto and Queen Amelia of Greece
« Reply #16 on: February 22, 2006, 11:50:51 AM »
Amalia of Oldenburg, queen of Greece.


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Re: King Otto and Queen Amelia of Greece
« Reply #17 on: February 28, 2006, 09:51:26 AM »
More pictures of Amalie Queen of the Hellenes, Princess  of Oldenburg:


http://www.royal-magazin.de/german/oldenburg/oldenburg-blumen-diadem.htm

and a small picture of her with the bavarian loversknots tiara

http://www.royal-magazin.de/lovers-knots/loversknot-amalie-von-griechenland.htm

I´m still in progress, so some pictures with jewels will follow soon  ::)

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Re: King Otto and Queen Amelia of Greece
« Reply #18 on: March 15, 2006, 10:52:22 AM »
I think that one is even prettier than the one later made by Queen Mary. Pity no princess will be wearing it.  :(

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Re: King Otto and Queen Amelia of Greece
« Reply #19 on: March 15, 2006, 11:56:47 AM »
Among other things, one must also consider that despite Otho's faults, within his 30 year reign, Greece went from a non-nation, on the brink of civil and bandit wars, to a civilized modern state, as well as layed the breeding grounds for politicians who were modern European thinkers, instead of remnants of Ottoman feudalism. Not to mention that Athens went from a sleepy village with goats to a modern European capital.

We must not also forget that the political class during Otho's reign was still made up of men who were raised and educated in Ottoman feudalism.  For instance, Kolettis, who believed his history as on of Ali Pasha's thugs was still the way to govern when he became Prime Minister.  When he died, millions were found in his personal bank accounts, directly from the public purse.

There were no able men available in Greece to takeover the reigns of government for the better of Greece.
Those who were in power only sought power and economic gain.

Yet by the end of his reign, a new political class emerged, with new ideas and new thinkers, who realized that involvement in Greek government was for the betterment of the nation, not their own pockets.
Do not forget that this was also a direct result of Otho's creation of the National University.

We must also not forget the competing interests of the "Protective Powers", who never fully supported Otho, and constantly sought to undermine him in order to install a more favorite candidate on the throne of Greece.

The fact that he had no direct heir, was also a great problem that inevitably did him in.  If there had been a direct heir, Otho would have probably just been deposed in favor of his heir, and the Wittelsbach may still have continued as Kings of Greece.

Also, in regards to another post, "King of the Hellenes" was not chosen because Otho never abdicated his "King of Greece" title, but b/c it was decided by the National Assembly that "King of Greece" was too limiting in regards to their fellow Hellenes who still remained enslaved under Ottoman rule.

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Re: King Otto and Queen Amelia of Greece
« Reply #20 on: March 18, 2006, 07:01:06 AM »

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Re: King Otto and Queen Amelia of Greece
« Reply #21 on: March 18, 2006, 07:01:58 AM »
Portrait of young King Otto!

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Re: King Otto and Queen Amelia of Greece
« Reply #22 on: March 18, 2006, 03:41:03 PM »
 

     

:D      'Down buy the sea port (In Nafplion)

          Bavarian policemen are dancing

          afront of the King......  Syrtaki(dance)


           In Crete and Mani     (to make schools for policemen)

           and then these policemen (to establish dominion)

            in towns  and vilages


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Re: King Otto and Queen Amelia of Greece
« Reply #23 on: March 19, 2006, 07:49:11 AM »
A sample of Greek public opinion about Otto's rule at that time ?  ???

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Re: King Otto and Queen Amelia of Greece
« Reply #24 on: March 19, 2006, 06:47:55 PM »
 ::)Eh!!It wasn't exactly like the sample of the Greeks  for George A!!

 Again,my 4th Grand father wasn't living then...He was not even in  Athens!!! ;)

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Re: King Otto and Queen Amelia of Greece
« Reply #25 on: March 20, 2006, 06:36:19 AM »
When was that ?

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Re: King Otto and Queen Amelia of Greece
« Reply #26 on: March 21, 2006, 06:50:08 AM »
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When was that ?



 When Otto the king enclosed Kolokotronis in Acronafplia.. >:(

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Re: King Otto and Queen Amelia of Greece
« Reply #27 on: March 21, 2006, 12:20:39 PM »
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  When Otto the king enclosed Kolokotronis in Acronafplia.. >:(


Actually, it was the Regents who imprisoned Kolokotronis.
When Otho was declared of age and took power, he freed Kolokotronis.

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Re: King Otto and Queen Amelia of Greece
« Reply #28 on: March 22, 2006, 01:20:14 PM »
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  POOR GREEK REBELS WHO DIED IN PRISON ,BECAUSE  THEY 'VE FOUGHT FOR LIBERTY


Oh please, the reason they were rounded up was because even though they fought for liberty, they didn't know that when you gain that liberty, you give up your guns and start working towards building a new nation and government.

Despite their revolutionary credentials, many of Greece's revolutionary leaders knew nothing when it came to forming a new nation, and went on becoming bandits and warlords, and left the nation in disarray.

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Re: King Otto and Queen Amelia of Greece
« Reply #29 on: March 22, 2006, 05:28:52 PM »
One such example is of the Mavromichalis family(Black Michaels),who assasinated Count Capodistria the first Greek PM.He wanted to disarm them and set them to working for the good of all of Greece and they did not want to lose any of their influence or strength.
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