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MAJORITY OF CITIZENS AGAINST CHANGING NAME FOR NATO



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The vast majority of the citizens of the Republic of Macedonia, 83%, do not agree for changes of the constitutional name of the country, if that is the price to be paid for NATO membership, read results of survey made by the Center for Research and Policy Making.

According to the survey, similar opinion citizens have regarding the question of the official name of the country to be used in international communication. Whopping 81% of the citizens do not agree other countries and international organizations to refer to Macedonia with anything else than the constitutional name.

Asked "What is the level of your confidence in NATO today compared to the one last year", 16% answered that it is bigger, 22% answered it is smaller, while 35% said that it remains the same.


MD: Well, that's no surprise

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Albanians in FYROM are not against it.

Get your own name! Stop living in a lie. Macedonia has nothing to do with Slavic Europe ... Macedonia is Greek. For God's sake the worrd derives from the ancient Greek word "macros" in reference to the Dorian tribes of Northern Greece.
Find your own culture!

Semiological confusion
Demographic Macedonia
Macedonians
c. 5 million All inhabitants of the region, irrespective of ethnicity
Macedonians
c. 1.3 million plus diaspora[134] A contemporary ethnic group, also referred to as Slavomacedonians or Macedonian Slavs[135]
Macedonians
c. 2.0 million[134] Citizens of the Republic of Macedonia irrespective of ethnicity
Macedonians
c. 2.6 million plus diaspora[136] A Greek regional group, also referred to as Greek Macedonians or Aegean Macedonians.
Macedonians
(unknown population) A group of antiquity
Macedonians
c. 0.3 million[137] A Bulgarian regional group,[138]; also referred to as Piriners.
Macedo-Romanians
c. 0.3 million[139]* An alternative name for Aromanians
Main article: Macedonia (terminology)
The contemporary region of Macedonia is a wider region in the Balkan peninsula that spans across several modern states, mainly Greece (Greek Macedonia), Bulgaria (Blagoevgrad province), the Republic of Macedonia (formerly Vardar Macedonia), and Albania (around Lake Ohrid). The definite borders of the region are vague, but most contemporary geographers agree on its general location.[140] There are several ethnic groups in this region, mostly living within their respective states, all of which are technically Macedonians in the regional sense. The Republic itself, has a substantial minority (25.2%) of ethnic Albanians who are "Macedonians" both in the regional sense, and as legal citizens of the Republic.[134][141]

The Greek position suggests that the monopolization of the name by the Republic and its citizens creates semiological confusion, as it becomes increasingly difficult to disambiguate which "Macedonia", which "Macedonians" and what "Macedonian language" are referred to in each occasion.

Bulgarians living in Blagoevgrad province (Bulgarian Macedonia) are reported to not self-identify with their regional term "Macedonians", so as not to be confused with the ethnic Macedonians.[138]

Macedo-Romanians (Aromanians) are often called "Machedoni" by Romanians, as opposed to the citizens of Macedonia, who are called "Macedoneni".

The Greek Macedonians demonstrate a strong regional identity and self-identify as plain Macedonians, who live in plain Macedonia, speaking a Macedonian dialect of modern Greek.

The Times Guide to the Peoples of Europe[115] affirms that:
Macedonian rock groups may claim Alexander the Great as a forefather of their nation but even the recent scholarly histories of the Macedonians spanning three millennia are spurious and only lay the Macedonians open to the ridicule of those who would deny their nationhood; the Macedonian regional name is ancient but contemporary Macedonians are among the newest nations in Europe.

SPREAD THIS MESSAGE ALL OVER THE WORLD.

THEY HAVE A NAME!!!!!!!!!!

FOR THOSE THAT SEEK A NAME FOR ' MACEDONIA '.

THE NAME OF THE AREA BEFORE WORLD WAR II WAS VARDARSKA.

THE NAME MACEDONIA WAS GIVEN TO THEM BY THEIR CRYPTO JEWISH LEADER JOSEF BROSTEIN (OR THE LEADER KNOWN AS TITO).

ATTACHED YOU WILL FIND THEIR MAP BEFORE 1940.


A FEW NOTES FOR THOSE WHO DO NOT KNOW.

1. ALEXANDER THE GREAT AND HIS TEACHER ARISTOTLE SPOKE HELLENIC. NOT ANY SLAVIC LANGUAGE.
2. THE MACEDONIAN CAPITAL WAS PELLA. NOT SKOPJE.
3. ALEXANDER'S SISTER WAS CALLED THESSALONIKI. NOT SOLUN LIKE THE SLAV(E)S CALL IT.
4. VOUKEFALAS WAS ALEXANDER'S HORSE. NOT A ZASTAVA.

SO, VARDARSKA IT IS AND STOP PLAYING WITH THE REAL MACEDONIANS.

WE'VE HAD ENOUGH WITH THIS JOKE.

The State Department clearly indicated that talk of "Macedonian Nation," "Macedonian Fatherland," or "Macedonian National Consciousness" was nothing other than unjustified demagoguery representing no ethnic or political reality and revealing aggressive intentions against Greece. James Pettifer, the author of The New Macedonian Question, appears to concur, as he writes for BBC News, "But modern Macedonia dates from the decisions of Tito and Stalin, who decided to set up a Macedonian republic within communist Yugoslavia after 1945, in the interests of Yugloslav communism." (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/14219... ). For a good summary of this period of history -- again conveniently neglected from FYROMian websites--see the Themis project site at www.greece.org/themis/macedonia/historengl.html...

"But modern Macedonia dates from the decisions of Tito and Stalin, who decided to set up a Macedonian republic within communist Yugoslavia after 1945, in the interests of Yugoslav communism".
james pettifer
Wednesday, 4 July, 2001, 14:23 GMT 15:23 UK

"Communist regimes developed and promulgated a Macedonian identity and language for these Slav-speaking peoples, creating a national consciousness and developing a cultural buttress to thwart potential Albanian and Bulgarian designs upon their territory. But the propaganda didn't end with the development of a Macedonian identity. Communist textbooks clearly taught what the leaders wanted the people to believe, that they had a right to all lands considered Macedonian, i.e., the Greek province of Macedonia and lands under control of other governments—a greater Macedonia. Other governments took note and expressed apprehension in circulars; the US Secretary of State E. Stettinius, wrote (U.S. State Dep. Foreign Relations Vol. VII, Circular Airgram [868.014], December 26, 1944) that the desire on the part of Tito to create a separate Macedonia was a "cloak for aggression against Greece."

use something else like skopjans, or paionians or the country above macedonia, steeling history is wrong

Greece's minorities are rich and secure as they enjoy european standards!
Be more open to the minorities of your country, as is a country of just minorities. Vardaska Banovina, is an artificial project as we all know with Bulgarians, Albanians, Slavs, Greeks, Turks, Gypsies and if this was respected with an apropriate Name all would be normalised!

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