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Old 03-09-2011, 01:10 PM
Polerius is offline
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Going back to the original question by the OP about Macedonia, I think the way some Greeks see it is, if a country with the name of Macedonia is created in that space, then somewhere down the line, in a century or more (or less), some nationalist movement of that country could make the claim that "We are Macedonia. Some of our land is under Greek control. We must liberate it and unite it with the rest of Macedonia"

Worrying about this too much today does look to be on the paranoid side, but it is not totally unlikely.

Of course, such a nationalist movement might occur no matter what the name of that country is, so it's not clear that worrying about the name is that important.

Last edited by Polerius; 03-09-2011 at 01:12 PM.