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Jan 14, 2007

The truth about Macedonia...
The truth about Macedonia...


• Why FYROM should not be named "Macedonia"

 

  • FYROM's residents have no historical cultural or linguistic ties with ancient Macedonia.

  • The heart of ancient Macedonia was not in the teritory which FYROM occupies but in the Greek part of Macedonia were all the major archaeological discoveries took place.

  • The name "Republic of Macedonia implies a teritorial threat against Greece and other countries and it creates a great risk of renewed ethnic conflict in the Balkans.

  • The area of FYROM was never called "Macedonia" before the 2nd World War. This name was given to the Southern Yugoslavian providence by General Tito aiming to create conflicts in the region and to obtain Greek and Bulgarian teritories. Before the 2nd World War FYROM was called Vardarska.
    Click here to see a map of Yugoslavia from 1937 | Click here to see a Yugoslavian stamp from 1939.

  • FYROM's population is a mixture of many different ethnic groups. Only 60% of them are "Macedonians". There is also a large minority of Albanians (30%) and smaller groups of Serbs Turks, Greeks and others.

  • Ancient Macedonia and its civilization was part of the ancient Greek civilization.

    Suggestions

    Some suggestions for FYROM's permanent name:
    • The name this region used since the 2nd world war - Vardarska
    • The ancient name of the region - Paionia
    • A name which describes the country geographicaly - Central Balkan Republic

    Related links
  • Are FYROM's residents Macedonians?
  • The vision of "Greater Macedonia" [External link]


  • • Why FYROM should not be named "Macedonia"

     

  • FYROM's residents have no historical cultural or linguistic ties with ancient Macedonia.

  • The heart of ancient Macedonia was not in the teritory which FYROM occupies but in the Greek part of Macedonia were all the major archaeological discoveries took place.

  • The name "Republic of Macedonia implies a teritorial threat against Greece and other countries and it creates a great risk of renewed ethnic conflict in the Balkans.

  • The area of FYROM was never called "Macedonia" before the 2nd World War. This name was given to the Southern Yugoslavian providence by General Tito aiming to create conflicts in the region and to obtain Greek and Bulgarian teritories. Before the 2nd World War FYROM was called Vardarska.
    Click here to see a map of Yugoslavia from 1937 | Click here to see a Yugoslavian stamp from 1939.

  • FYROM's population is a mixture of many different ethnic groups. Only 60% of them are "Macedonians". There is also a large minority of Albanians (30%) and smaller groups of Serbs Turks, Greeks and others.

  • Ancient Macedonia and its civilization was part of the ancient Greek civilization.

    Suggestions

    Some suggestions for FYROM's permanent name:
    • The name this region used since the 2nd world war - Vardarska
    • The ancient name of the region - Paionia
    • A name which describes the country geographicaly - Central Balkan Republic

    Related links
  • Are FYROM's residents Macedonians?
  • The vision of "Greater Macedonia" [External link]
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