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Old 03-08-2011, 09:01 PM
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Originally Posted by Little Nemo View Post
It's not like Greece has any need to exaggerate. The Greeks have a proud history by any objective standard. So why begrudge anyone else?
You're probably referring to the very old history but Greece's recent history, say last 100 to 150 years, is a total mess. It starts really bad (Turkey), gets even worse (Germany, Italy, Bulgaria) and then ends up with a civil war where they were the first country West intervened to set it up as a front line in a Cold War. It's actually pretty screwed up history so one can perhaps understand some of the thinking behind Macedonia issue even though, in this time and age, it is totally not justified.