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How Greece Is Stopping China's Plan For World Domination

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Over the last 2 decades, China has been rapidly monopolizing every aspect of world trade. From buying out the worlds ports in almost every country on the planet, to being the worlds supplier of nearly 30% of the worlds goods, China has made itself the king of every aspect of World trade…
Well that is except for one aspect. Shipping. you see, despite investing hundreds of billions of dollars into their shipping industry, China is still behind two much smaller nations in regards to its shipping power.

Japan by most metrics is the 2nd most powerful shipping nation in the world, while having a population 91% smaller than that of China’s. But this somewhat makes sense as Japan in popular culture has been known as the top shipbuilding nation in the world for the past 100 years.

However, the true shipping superpower of the world is actually the small Mediterranean nation of Greece. You see, greece has a population of just 10 million people, thats about half the population of the state of new york, or 30% less than the population of the los angeles metropolitan area.

Yet, despite having a population that is 140 times smaller than China, Greece has been the worlds shipping superpower for much of the past 50 years.

Meaning that if your country imports bulk resources like oil, metals, coal, or grain...Or if you have simply bought an item from overseas, then you have most likely relied upon a Greek ship at some point in recent memory.

But that brings up the question. How did such a small country become the dominant player in one of the worlds largest industries? And what does this mean for you, the economy, and the worlds superpowers going forward?

Well...if you were to take a look at a map of Greece, you would see one of the key reasons why Greece has been a key player in the worlds shipping industry for over 2000 years.

First of all, 80% of Greece is covered in mountains. And even though there are some benefits to having a mountainous country, one of the downsides is that it is tough to grow large quantities of food. So throughout history, the Greeks have turned to the sea in order to get fish, and turned to maritime trade in order to get food like wheat and resources like Gold.

Secondly, Greece is a nation with over 5000 islands, and hundreds of which are populated. Meaning that having an up to date shipping industry was vital to the island population centers.

And lastly, Greece is in a unique geographical position in the world. It is essentially in the middle of the Mediterranean sea, it is close to the suez Canal...which is one the most important trade routes in the world, and it also has a short land connection to some of the wealthiest european nations in the world. Meaning that Greece has been destined to be a maritime, and trading nation ever since it made its geographical boundaries.

However, in modern times, it wasn’t until about 80 years ago that Greece would truly begin to takeover the worlds shipping industry.

You see, in the early 1900’s, Greece was a top 10 shipping nation in the world, but it was far behind the more powerful countries like Great Britain, The United States, and Germany..

You see, after world war 2, where Greek ships played a key role in helping the allies win the war...Several Greek businessmen thought of an idea. What if they invested heavily in the shipyards of the nations that needed to be rebuilt from the war?

Well thats what Greek businessmen like Aristotle Onassis did. For example, Onassis in 1949 invested in West German shipyards, and placed 36 large ship orders during the next several years. He also invested heavily into Japanese and other south east asian countries as well. He also began to buy up ships that were being sold off by the united states after the war as well.
And because of this, Aristotle Onassis would go on to become the largest private shipping fleet owner in the world.

But he wasn’t the only greek that had this strategy. Other Greek businessmen like Stavros Niarchos ended up doing the exact same thing. And that is why by the 1960’s, about a dozen Greek shipowners had the largest shipping fleet in the world. And they became known as the Golden Greeks.

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Hey everyone! So...I had this video written and recorded a few days ago, but after editing it, I realized it wasn't up to my standards. So I actually re-wrote this entire video and re-recorded 2 days ago. And well...here it is. What are your thoughts one Greek shipping, and China's belt and road initiative? Let me know in the comments down below!
Also...One more key thing I didn't include was that Greek shipowners typically fly the flags of tax-haven countries to save on fees, taxes, and regulations. I just didn't find a great place to include that in this video

Author — Jack Chapple

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It was a missleading headline, almost an outright LIE.

Author — Lewis Linzy

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Greece is one of the most friendly western countries towards China. Lmao, when I saw the title I know it’s click bait

Author — Fangfang Chen

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Your title says "How Greece Is Stopping China's Plan For World Domination" but you did not say how they are doing that.

Author — Dexxter

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Thumbs down for never getting the answer of how Greece is stopping China.

Author — WalkingCorpse111

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I thought Greece was “stopping China.” Sounds more like they are helping them? China already owns the Port of Long Beach. I don’t think most Americans are aware of that.

Author — vwbustube

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Greek people have half blood half sea water in their veins and they are good with ships since 2000 b.C have you heard of Minoans!!!

Author — sinkrock1

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So, basically, the title is a lie! Okay... thumbs down and moving on.

Author — Emerald Eyes Esoteric Gaming

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More like
"how Greek shipowners transfer Chinese goods, having deals with the Chinese traders"

Author — Alfa Lockeye

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The Greeks have skills, that's just how it is 300

Author — L0b0ts

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How Great are they Greek People,
GOD 🙏 BLESS them.

Author — Ihab Phelobos

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Nothing is "91% smaller" It's "9% the size of" ...

Author — Mike Goodman

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You forgot the actual main reason why Greece rules the seas, it’s because the government of Greece does not regulate or tax the shipping industry. Free enterprise is always the reason for success and prosperity. The USA has a very regulated shipping industry to the point where we don’t even make trade ships anymore.

Author — Richard Sementilli

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Don’t confuse Greece with Greek ship owners. They’re a state of their own here.

Author — Anastasis Karlis

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Plot twist: Jeff Bezos is also (half) Greek.

Author — killerlightning -

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From my opinion Greeks will not fall in 2 place because always had the strategy to do something because the know very well about shipping industry

Author — chris plt

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"Wealthiest European nations in the world" sounds a bit odd. But sure, a good video.

Author — Diane Hansen

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Greece isn't stopping China at all. The ship owners are screwing their own country and pay no taxes.

Author — Bob White

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Drinking game! Every time this bloke says "in the world", "of the world", or "on the planet", take a swig!

Author — iliterati

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China can't buy the quality of greek shipping also economy's would probably be more down buy from us than buy from China because most of the western powers which are the biggest economy's in the world would be wary of China and their intentions

Author — Pit in a pool