On the weekend of the 18th – 20th September, a delegation of four representatives from Europa Terra Nostra visited Copenhagen, the capital city of Denmark. They were invited by members and supporters of ETN to explore the beautiful city. Europa Terra Nostra Chairman Dan Eriksson was also invited to speak at a dinner event with 50 participants in attendance.
On the 12th September 1683, a coalition of various European armies – under the command of King Jan III Sobieski of Poland, Maximilian II Emanuel of Bavaria, Prince Eugene of Savoy and several others – converged at the city of Vienna to push back the invading forces of the Ottoman Empire, which have been besieging the city for three months. This coalition of European armies ultimately crushed the Ottomans at the gates of Vienna, and this victory marked a significant turning point in the 265-year-long Ottoman-Habsburg conflict.
On the 12th September 2020 – the 337th anniversary of the Siege of Vienna – European patriots and nationalists paid tribute to the European coalition armies and their respective leaders, who fought for and helped to liberate Central Europe from Ottoman occupation. The significance of the European victory at Vienna also proved that the Ottomans were not invincible, and that they could be stopped. The victory at Vienna was also another source of morale for the occupied nations of Southeast Europe, who remained under Ottoman rule until the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
Thermopylae 2020: Greek Nationalist Organisation Golden Dawn Commemorates 2,500th Anniversary of the Battle of Thermopylae
On the 5th September, a large crowd of Greeks – young and old alike – representing the Greek nationalist organisation known as the Golden Dawn, gathered at the site of one of the most famous battles in history – the Battle of Thermopylae. Already commemorated annually by Greeks across the world, and remembered by most nations on Earth as one of the most famous last stands in military history, this particular commemorative event was made even more significant, as it was held to mark the 2,500th anniversary of the famous battle.