The Greek War of Independence was fought against the occupying Ottoman Turks from 1821-1832. Started in part by the Filiki Eteria movement in Greece, uprising 1821 soon lead to a full scale war. By 1828, France, Russia, and the United Kingdom pledged their support to Greece and helped defeat the Turks. In 1832, Greece was recognized as an independent country. Greek Independence day is celebrated on March 25th. Lord’s piece on the Greek Revolution provides a brief history of the events of the revolution.