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The Greek Crisis Explained in Under 3 Minutes

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Greece has been in trouble for years. It started in late 2009, triggering a recession in the Greek economy which resulted in unemployment, bailouts, protests and changes of government. But, do you know why? And how did they get into that mess? This video will explain what happened.

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Need additional context about the Greek Debt Crisis? Watch this video about the Greek Debt Crisis https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B_gcYRJ6sHk

Greece has been in trouble for years. Unemployment, bailouts, protests and changes of government have been in the news often. But, do you know why? And how did they get into that mess? This animation will explain what happened. In this chapter, we'll learn what happened when Greece joined the euro zone and started to spend more than they should https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l1TPpGMIqJk

Read this article on New York times explains about Greece Debt Crisis (http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2015/business/i..),  as well as this opinion piece that appeared in the New York Times (http://www.nytimes.com/2015/07/26/opinion/greece-the-sacrificial-lamb.html?_r=1)

Interested in other news surrounding the Greek Debt Crisis? This website http://www.greekcrisis.net is a place where many perspectives have been aggregated so you can keep up with the latest news and opinion on this front. 
If you were the prime minister of Greece, what measures would you take to solve the Greek Debt Crisis?
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If you were able to go back in time, what decisions would you change that would make the Greek Debt Crisis disappear? 
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