In a nutshell Macedonia was divided by its neighbours....just like the kurds are divided by thier neighbours.
The geographic region known as Macedonia was divided up. There were no ethnic Macedonians to divide, unlike the Kurds.
Half century = 50 years if I am correct........so how many generations could be brainwashed? One at the most? See how your arguement lacks logic? Do you honestly think a new culture or language can be made in 50 years......your out of your mind if you think that.
Since 1945 almost 60 years have passed. There are easily three generations born in that period plus the generation that went before. Check you logic my friend.
I have never claimed that a new language was created, in fact a few posts back I showed that it is essentially the same as Bulgarian (though you obviously didn't consider it worth responding to). In any case your statement simply ignores history. Just look at what Stalin did to Russia in his mere 30 years of power.
Do you not realize that the Macedonian empire was huge and did not only cover the balkans......do you not realize there are decendants of that empire all the way up to India......do you see where your logic fails. Do you not think that there are no Roman decendents any where else in the world except Italy....
All the archaeological finds in the ancient Macedonian Empire are Greek. My mother-in-law's family is originally from what is known as Pirin Macedonia, now part of Bulgaria. They are Greek through and through. Your point?
Its alright for the greeks to sponsor research but the Macedonians can not...........don't you think thats a bit selfish and one sided......are not the greeks doing the same thing as that of what you are accusing the Macedonians off.......Oh I am sorry the greeks are only allowed to do it..........Lack of logic once again.
When much of the research on Ancient Macedonia was done by the major Western learning institutes (Oxford, Cambridge, etc.) Greece was in no position to sponsor anything. Its as unbiased as it can get. Anything Greece is sponsoring these days is simply in response to the propaganda sponsored by Skopja.
It is occupied land, and as for the Church we were there before the Serbs.
What you just stated shows how successful Tito's propaganda campaign has been.
This is not a fabricated national consciousness.....you should know that nationalism runs deep in the balkans......so if these Macedonians where as you say.....Bulgarians or Serbians........don't you think they would have remained that......have you ever seen anyone from the balkans deny there ethnicity? Once again your arguments lack logic.......an ethnic identity or a national conscious can not be made in 50 years....its impossible.......
Once again I need only point to what Josef Stalin acheived in 30 years, turning a largely Orthodox country into a largely atheistic one.
Greece did do everything to counter this........they renamed villages, cities and towns.....
You mean like the following...
Ber - Veria
Postlo - Pella
Solun - Thessaloniki
The River Vardar - Axios
Hmm, lets see, Alexander the Great built his palace at Pella and called the city by that name. Thessaloniki was named after the sister of Alexander the Great who was given the name by her father due to his victory (NIKI) over the Thessalians. The Axios river is mentioned by both Homer and Euripides in their works. And finally, the Apostle Paul writes to the the Christians in Thessaloniki and commends the people of Veria, two cities in Macedonia, and he writes to them in Greek no less. It seems to me that it was the Bulgarians who were doing the name changing. All the Greeks did was restore the names they had always used. (I had posted this before but you didn't consider it worth responding to)
it was until recently that that region was called Northern Greece......Macedonia was not mentioned but when the greeks realized that Yugoslavia was breaking apart they felt terrified of a independent macedonia and tried telling the world that it was a titoist creation.....
False. The area of Northern Greece has always been known as Macedonia, just as the region to the East has always been known as Thrace, that to the South and West as Epirus and Thessaly and so on.
but the world is not blind and the world see's us as we are.......we are ethnic Macedonian
Unfortunately the world is blind, or at least ignorant of ancient history. Henry Kissinger stated that Greece had history on her side, but that unfortunately most people in positions of power do not know history, particularly those who shape foriegn policy.