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Old 03-07-2011, 08:00 AM
JRDelirious is online now
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Originally Posted by Naxos View Post
This is like the NW Mexican peninsula declaring independence and calling themselves the Nation of California.

The US would never stand for it, nor should it.
Actually, as has been pointed out already, save for a fringe of addled Tea-Partiers the US would not give a hoot. We got more pressing matters to concern us than centuriesr-old points of pride about a name (that in any case was the Mexicans' name first, as mentioned). Matter of fact, the US State Department HAS recognized the Republic of Macedonia under its official name, not "Former..." for some years now. The issue seems childish to those who are uninformed about the political implications... and even to some who are informed.

Ah, nationalism... there's one idea that needs to go into the wastebin mondo pronto...

Last edited by JRDelirious; 03-07-2011 at 08:03 AM.