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Old 03-31-2010, 11:57 PM   #4
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Originally Posted by OziMak View Post
Point 4 questions what is a fair compromise.
Does anyone see a possibility of the occupied territories ever being given back even if the Macedonian identity and the minorities were recognised. This is an important question because depending on how it is answered leads to other questions. This begs the question can the identity be different from the name of the republic and if so is this a path we would consider a viable option.

I can think of North and South Korea where the name of the country is different to the ethic identity ie Korean. If the Macedonian identity were recognised as Macedonian and not the trick name Greece has sometimes been reported to have suggested Makedonski. donít think that just because to us Makedonski means Macedonian that it does to the rest of the world. A rose by any other name is not a rose. Could we become Macedonians from North Macedonia. Could we also say that if this happens then the Macedonian part in Greece becomes South Macedonia.

The obvious problem to this apart from would Greece recognise a Macedonian minority is who the becomes a South Macedonian. What do the Greeks who live in the Greek part of Macedonia who now refer to themselves as Macedonians call themselves. Do they become simply Greeks or Greek Macedonians or South Macedonians.
Good questions, what it does show is that if they can get us to bend/change accept North Macedonia, it then provides them with the tools and power to continue the division, to establish a South Macedonia or worse still a Greek Macedonia. I don't believe they will call it South Macedonia, my firm belief is "Greek Macedonia" - which fits in very nicely with all their bullshit they have been spreading for a long time. The most current phrase and Greek propoganda going around that I hear regularly is "are you Greek Macedonian? if not you must be Skopian". This is very clever propoganda - first they create a problem with our name (which didn't pose a problem until it changed from the Socialist Republic of Macedonia - to ROM), then they create confusion by claiming there is a macedonia in greece which has always been greek since ancient times - and rename their areas to accomodate this(Macedonia signs go up everywhere). Then they cause more confusion by claiming to be macedonians ( politicians who are Albanian or from Crete claiming to be born macedonian and macedonian blood runs through them and they will die macedonian) then they say there is no such thing as macedonian it's always been greek. They keep throwing this rubbish together and stirring it up and serving it up to any gullible fool stupid enough to swallow it!
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