By David Edenden,
I once was looking at a large detailed wall map of "Greater Macedonia" published by a Macedonian society in the 1920's. It was basically the Vardar River shed and based on three Ottoman provinces. The border makers, often in faraway lands and without any consultations with the people on the ground ... blissfully ignored that these lines put that same ethnic group on different sides of the line. Nothing much has changed in all these years. I'm talking to you US/EU/Nato.
One of Michael Ignatieff's ancestors Count Ignatieff, Foreign Minister to the Russian Tsar was involved in map making in aid of the Macedonia Christians in the 1880' but poor Michael decided to go another way and adopt the Geek position.
This "Geographic Macedonia" seems to be a consensus among the chattering classes of the Republic of Macedonia, Greece and Bulgaria that this is indeed "Macedonia" with Serbia, Bulgaria and Greece, in the past, claiming all of it. Albanians were not part of this consensus and have their own maps of Greater Albania based on different Ottoman provinces from a different era. Albanians ... you really should publish them on the internet!
In the 1990's a Greek government ad in the New York Times addressed the partition of "Geographic" Macedonia in 1912, but now Greece's position seems to be that only their section of the partitioned area is REALLY Macedonia.and the concept of "Geographic Macedonia" is a Communist-Slavo-Skopjian-Gyposy-Plot ... go figure.
If anyone has a copy of that New York Times ad, please scan it and email it to me and I will post.
|Republic Of Macedonia|
Small .. But Mighty
This is what the Greeks are soooo afraid of!
Every Macedonian carries one of these in his wallet!
Someday (Edenden), Someday (Edenden)
|Macedonia Uber Alles, Bigger than all of Europe! |
Macedonia is EXCEPTIONAL ... I could go on ...