25 Life Changing Scenarios That Could Become Our New Reality If ‘Grexit’ Occurs

The chances of Greece leaving the euro zone on Sunday-just a few days before the deadline for keeping the country in the nineteen-nation bloc-is currently is a real possibility, and the stability on a political and economic level seems to be more fragile than ever before. The European Central Bank has insisted since the beginning of the Greek crisis that membership in the currency bloc is irreversible but recently a change of mood has become palpable among policymakers. So what happens if Greece does indeed become the first member state to leave the euro zone this Sunday (in an event currently known as ‘Grexit’)? That’s a great question and we are glad you asked it! Here are 25 Life Changing Scenarios That Could Become Our New Reality If ‘Grexit’ Occurs.

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The drachma would most likely become Greece’s official currency again, which would make the drachma the most ancient active currency in the world.

DrachmaSource: mjourney.com, Image: commons.wikimedia.org
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The ratio of smokers would decrease since Greece is the second highest nation of smokers in the Union behind Austria.

Source: Eurostat, Image: en.wikipedia.orgSource: Eurostat, Image: en.wikipedia.org
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Most EU official languages are written in the Latin alphabet except Bulgarian, written in Cyrillic, and Greek, written in the Greek alphabet. If Greece were to exit the EU then the Union would be left with two alphabets.

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The EU would lose over 90 percent of its Christian Orthodox citizens since Greece and Cyprus are the only member states that follow the Eastern Orthodox Church.

Source: Eurostat, Image: commons.wikimedia.orgSource: Eurostat, Image: commons.wikimedia.org
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The EU would lose about 40 percent of its olive oil supplies, which Greece exports on an annual basis.

Source: Eurostat, Image: en.wikipedia.orgSource: Eurostat, Image: en.wikipedia.org

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