1942-1944: Greeks resist Nazis.

1944: British and Greeks force Nazis out. British meddle.

1946-1949: Monarchy restored. Civil war ensues.

U.S. supports neo-fascists.

1952: Greece joins Nato.

1964: US works against PM Papandreou.

1965: Papandreou removed with CIA help.

1967-1974: Military coup. Regime supported by US.

1973: Ex CIA assets take power.

1974: Greek intervention in Cyprus. Collapse of military rule in Greece.

1975: New constitution.

1981: Greece joins EU.

1996: Greece/Turkey tensions.

2002: Euro replaces drachma.

2003: Head of November 17 group and its main hitman jailed.

2004: Athens hosts Olympic Games.