In the 20th century, the Greek language debate took a huge political significance: academics were sacked for using dimotiki, riots were taking place in the streets and a lot of people were claiming that katharevoussa was being used as an instrument of denying access to education to the common people. Nationalist governments like the dictator of the Junta, Ioannis Papadopoulos, favoured katharevoussa. The struggle between the proponents of dimotiki and katharevoussa riased various social attitudes and political positions.
The theme was eventually solved in 1976, with actions of the after dictatorship government. Dimotiki language was adopted in education and administration and it has been kept since then as the formal language of modern Greece.
The last thing worth mentioning is that most regions in Greece have their local oral dialects, never used as writing means. Every region has of course its local accent.
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