Geography Now! Rep. of North Macedonia

Alright guys! This is going to be
the most controversial video I’ve made since Armenia and Azerbaijan. As you know, we follow the alphabetical
English list of countries in the UN. That being said, as the UN, EU, European Council, and NATO
all give the same title for this country. This episode is going to go under ‘F’ for
“Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia”. However, I will refer to this country as the Republic of Macedonia as over 130 countries call it that on their own terms, and because it’s shorter and easier to say. Okay? Are we good? Cool? ♫ ♫ ♫ ♫ It’s time to learn geography! ♫ NOW! Hey everyone, I’m your host Barby. For those of you who know nothing about this country
or why I’m trying to take so many precautions. Basically all you have to know is that in almost every aspect, this place is
actually pretty plain, simple and chill. It’s just the name that starts all the drama. You might be wondering why.
Well, we will explain in a bit But first, let’s talk about where it is. So, the Republic of Macedonia– Am I good? I know you don’t like it but
can you just at least maybe tolerate it if I just use this title for the video
for abbreviating purposes? Greece: No problem. Please, just continue your lesson. Thank you. So, the Republic of Macedonia is kind of like a
country that got mixed up, tossed around flipped, turned upside down and I’d like to take a moment just sitting right here to tell you how this country became a place with such an affair. OH! High five! First of all, the country is landlocked and located in the Balkan Peninsula of Southeast Europe, surrounded by Bulgaria, Greece, Albania and depending on which side of the
sovereignty debate you stand on, Kosovo and Serbia. Guys, it’s the Balkans, Europe’s
most dysfunctional family. The country is divided into 9 regions with the capital Skopje located in the
North central part of the country where a quarter of the entire population lives. It’s also the historical birthplace of Mother Teresa and in the city square it has a statue of Alexander the Great. Greece: Look, they immortalized
Alexander the Great, in their land. Oh, and they named their airport after him too. Greece: … The country only has two main civilian airports: Skopje Alexander the Great International and Ohrid St. Paul the Apostle International,
by Lake Ohrid. Ohrid is a popular tourist and vacation spot, however, the second and third largest cities are Bitola, Kumanovo in the Northeast of Skopje. The E-75 highway is the longest and busiest road that traverses the entire country North to South. Fun little side note! In the Republic of Macedonia, the sidewalks are
actually used for both walking and parking. To this day, the legacy of the Ottoman
times is well preserved in places like the Gazi Hajdar Kadi Mosque in Bitola. Tetovo is kinda like the Albanian capital of the country as it has the highest Albanian population in the country, adorned with geometric and floral motifs all over. In the west, we reach the strange
town/micronation of Vevčani which declared itself its own republic and
even has its own currency called the linčnik. Now, if there’s any structure that just straight-up dominates the landscape though, it would have to be monasteries,
churches, fortresses and mosques. I did four like this, that’s weird. This is how I made a four. Ones, like St. John the baptist monastery, which supposedly has the forearm of St. John the baptist embellished with extremely intricate wood carvings in the interior. The Kale fortress in Skopje and the Tsar
Samuel fortress in Ohrid stick out too. So, those are some of the most noticeable sites,
but you’re probably still wondering “Okay, that’s nice but what does any of this have
to do with the country’s controversial name?” We’ll explain that in just a little bit
in the demographics section, but first let’s slowly keep you distracted
from the inevitable rage fest by telling you more about the pretty
mountains and rivers and stuff… All right, let’s have one more round
of plain objective fact reporting before the gray zone of doom
comes up in the next section. In the simplest way I can put this, the country is about 80% mountainous and basically split in half by the longest river, the Vardar that flows North
to South and emptying in the Aegean Sea. On the west of the river you have the Dinaric Alps with the tallest peak Mt. Korab along the border of Albania. The general South Balkan region that the country lies on sits on the subduction zone between the European and African plates
cut right in the Mediterranean. Therefore, the Republic of Macedonia is subject
to some earthquake activity every so often. The Republic of Macedonia is famous for
two things: tobacco, and opium. The opium here is the national treasure which has disputably the highest quality in the world, with about 14 morphine units per specimen. Rep. of Macedonia: Yeah, sorry Afghanistan.
Hang in there though, you’re doing good. The crop is mostly used for pharmaceuticals
and is transported all over Europe. There is also the Peshna cave in Makedonski Brod
which is famous for looking like Helm’s deep in Lord of the Rings. Close by Skopje, you can’t miss
the Matka valley with the canyons. Of course, the price trophy of the
country would have to be Lake Ohrid. One of the oldest and deepest lakes in Europe
with over 200 different endemic species. Including the Ohrid trout which is
one of the national animals. Some national dishes include meat pie and Ajvar relish made of crushed bell peppers and garlic. Sometimes referred as vegetable caviar. Even though sometimes Serbians
will say that they created it. And that’s about it! Stay tuned. France is coming up next! Oh yeah… Uh, how did this country get their whole
name controversy dispute thing, right ah. Oh boy, well uh… Here comes the train wreck. I’ll do my best. Transition? Oh boy… This is going to be just dandy.
No matter what I say in any angle in this section. Someone is going to disagree
and throw sharp objects at me. But, this is my job… This is the life I chose… Come on Barby, you can do this! Hey! Uh… We haven’t done a Bob Saget joke in a while. Duh, I’m Bob Saget. I wear dad pants
and I once sat on a pizza. Okay, first of all. The country has about
2 million people and was the only former Yugoslav republic to gain
independence without any bloodshed. About 65% of the nation identifies as ethnically Macedonian and a quarter are Albanians and rest are made up of groups like
Turks, Romanis, Serbs and Bosniaks. The currency is also the Macedonian Denar,
they use the ‘C’, ‘E’, ‘F’ type outlets and they drive on the right side of the road. Now, let’s begin the discussion… First of all, what exactly are some distinguishing
traits of people that identify as “Macedonian”? Well, for starters, just like we
explained in the Bulgaria episode. They have Slavic roots and speak a Slavic based language that is very similar to Bulgarian. Most people in both countries can
understand each other just fine, and many have relatives and family
that live in each other’s countries. The people of this country have been tossed around
over and over again in the past millennia, and it wasn’t until the Balkan wars
that things really got cracking. For those of you who don’t know, the Balkan
wars basically just went like this: – Round 1 – Oh no, we don’t like the Ottomans. Let’s fight them, yeah… – Round 2 – Bulgaria: What the?! We had an agreement, you screwed it all up. You’re all dead! And that’s about it. Essentially the area that takes up the parameters of modern-day Republic of Macedonia were sort of the product of Yugoslavia after World War II. First, they were called Vardar Banovina and then it became the Socialist Republic of Macedonia. To this day, Macedonians claim that they are descendants of Alexander the Great and the ancient Macedonians that were mixed
in with the Slavic tribes that migrated into the area in the 6th century AD. Then, in 1991 Yugoslavia broke up and that was when the whole modern mess with Greece really heated up. I mean, it was already kind of heated before
that but this just made things a lot worse. To this day, Greece deliberately opposes
the usage of the title “Macedonia” as they claim the name is historically
inseparable from Greek heritage and they are the only ones that have the right
to use the name, let alone the symbols. And shortly after they said that, the Republic of Macedonia started to use the… symbols. Yeah, that didn’t really help the conflict. One thing that both Greeks and Macedonians can
agree on is that historically, there was a region called Macedonia that expanded under Alexander
the Great all the way from the Balkans to India. Where they disagree on is who the Macedonians
and Alexander the Great really were, which… I’m going to try my best, kind of went like this: Greece: You guys are constructing a narrative
and appropriating our heritage and symbols and it all started with Tito.
Macedonia is an inherently Greek title and you guys are not Greek,
let alone Hellenistic in any way. Rep. of Macedonia: Uh, we never claimed to be
Greek and neither was Alexander the Great. He was ethnically Macedonian which was a
separate distinct group apart from the Greeks with mixed in with our Slavic forefathers
after they arrived centuries later. Greece: Dude, the Macedonians were Greeks.
They spoke Greek, they had the same culture, they worshiped the same gods, they spread
the Greek language across the empire, Alexander the Great was taught by Aristotle.
They were Greek! Rep. of Macedonia: Yeah, he spoke Greek, he also
spoke Persian and a ton of other languages, and if they were Greek, why would they go to
war with ton of other Greek cities so often? He spoke the original Macedonian
language first, and then propagated the Greek culture as it was seen as advantageous. Greece: That’s just a lie your leaders have told you to set up footing for future claims against Greek territory. Macedonia has been the name of our
North region for over 3000 years with real Greek Macedonians today living in that area. Rep. of Macedonia: Huh, yeah, that totally
explains the actions of Ioannis Metaxas in 1913. Greece: I knew you would bring that up. Look, I know that was tragic and horrible but it’s completely irrelevant to the actual documented, archaeologically corroborated, historical facts that you can’t deny. Rep. of Macedonia: Huh, then clearly
you need a history lesson. Greece: NO, YOU DO! Rep. of Macedonia: YOU DO! Greece: YOU DO! Bulgaria: So uh guys, the Pirin region… Rep. of Macedonia: AAAAA! Disclaimer: this is pretty much just what the governments and radical nationalists say. Most of the general Greek and Macedonian populations don’t really care too much about this issue. To this day, the UN, EU, European Council have all somewhat cited with Greece agreeing to appoint the title “Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia” Many Greek and Macedonian politicians have said
that they would maybe be willing to settle on a new compound country name that deliberately distinguishes the country apart from the word Macedonia. Some suggestions include: Slavo-Macedonia,
Upper-Macedonia or Northern-Macedonia. But for now, the one that kind of unofficially
stands at a somewhat not perfect but not too rage inciting national title is
“The Republic of Macedonia”. So anyway! Macedonians love wrestling and handball. Wrestler Saban Trstena being considered a national icon as he won a gold metal in 1984. The men’s handball league made four appearances in the World Championships. Some notable Macedonians throughout history include: poets Blaze Koneski, Kole Nedelkovski, painter Petar Manzev, pianist Simon Trpčeski, Academy Award nominated director Milčo Mančevski. – I know, “ski, ski, ski, ski, ski” – And of course, even though she was ethnically Albanian, Mother Teresa was born in Skopje. All right, I think it’s time to move on.
Let’s jump into diplomacy. Well, as you can probably guess. The Republic of Macedonia is kind of surrounded by neighbors that have some kind of issue with them. The general stereotype is that Serbia doesn’t recognize their church, Bulgarians don’t recognize their sovereignty, Albanians don’t recognize the
Western border and Greece… Yeah, you can kind of already guess. However, it’s the 21st century
and the millennial generation really doesn’t care too much
about their grandparents’ drama. Borders are totally open. People travel back and forth between these countries and trade is consistent as long as you’ve got a good
bottle of Balkan wine to share. Serbians are generally close as their split from the republic was the only one without bloodshed. Even though some political points are disputed,
they’re still cool. And Bulgaria is like the country where the Republic of Macedonia kind of sneaks into
the EU through a loophole in the passport system. In which you can totally qualify if you have
family in Bulgaria, which many Macedonians do. Turkey still gets along nicely with them,
however it’s been favoring Albania and Kosovo a little bit more these days. Their best friends however, and out of all
the Macedonian geograpeeps I asked, more or less, most of them agreed that Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina are probably their closest allies. These *three countries all share a deep history of being former Yugoslav republic states that go way back. Have you ever had friends that you made while you were all being punished for something at the same time? Yeah, that’s kind of how it is with these guys. They’ve seen so much struggle and
hardship together and still managed to smile back at each other the entire time. Brandon: It’s like Breakfast club! Yeah! It’s like Breakfast club. In conclusion: just saying the word
Macedonia incites a lot of opinions and frustrations with certain groups of people and I’m not going to pretend I have an answer to all of this. The Balkans will always be indescribably complicated. It’s just interesting how a simple name can
cause so much uproar. Names matter. Let that be a lesson for you today. Restez à l’écoute. France sera le prochain!
[Stay tuned. France is coming up next!]

  1. Hey guys so UPDATE! As of Jan 25 2019 the Greek Parliament voted 153-146 (1 abstained) in favor of accepting the new name of "North Macedonia" for this country. Many Greek citizens are opposed to this move but for what's it's worth this means diplomatic actions can move forward after nearly 3 decades of dispute. Let's see what happens.

  2. Did u know Macedonia stole the Bulgarian language and bizanty land I'm saying it as a Serb , it's a fact we brainwashed the Macedonia a during jugoslavija , I'm sorry for ur brainwashing but u can't hate whole Bulgaria it has good and bad people everywhere nobody is the same some people will love u but u can't hate those people for that they like u

  3. The word greek or greece never existed when alexander was alive or even before 1830 lol . it was the macedonian empire , they called themselves macedonians and spoke ancient macedonian . 338 bc macedonian army smashed through to athens killing thousands and enslaving the rest . not sure why they now want steal macedonian history and twist history a little to far . you won't be able to find the word greek or greece on any ancient artifact because it didn't exist . the romans gave greece their name lol . greeks still don't even have their own name yet .

  4. Alexander the Great last word…《Τω κρατίστω》….translate monkeydonians slavs gypsies…Hahahah ….Why do we still discuss about Macedonia? Its worldwide thas is Greek…In the lands of sjopjans were enemies and Philipus killed them…Alexander conquered also Pakistan…so lets name them Macedonia…hahaha…Alexander was Hellin ….in his bed he had Iliad and his best hero was Achilles…not Zoran…Hahahaha poor country skopjans…I understand you…If I weren't Greek I would like again to be Greek

  5. Skopje is a fake country which until 1970 the called and feel Yugoslavs…Then they saw that they cannot survive without a strong name and the decided to steal the greek name of Macedonia…Then everybody used to laugh with this but over the years Greeks traitor politicians gave them the name and today skopje slavic Albanian gypsies people think that they are sons of Alexander…Oh my God the slavs want to be macedons…They call thessaloniki soon…hahaha there are ancient letters with the name thessaloniki…They are poor and they do not educate their people that's why you ll see slavs in the comments who they defend that they are macedons

  6. Sure thing, 8:12 this region is originally Macedonian, less than 100 years ago Brittan ripped it off Macedonia and gave it to Greece after the Ottoman empire fell, Of course, the greeks are saying it's theirs and they had it for thousands of years XD, and the Greeks saying that Aleksandar the Great was greek because of culture and language, I can't blame them for this confusion, to be honest, these countries are neighbors, their art, language and culture were similar (ancient Macedonians), Similar, not the same, but the Slavs mixed, they are far too different, that's just the way it is, look it up, I don't know where people get the same assumption as the greeks.

  7. 'Ευγνωμονώ τοίς θεοίς ότι εγεννήθειν Έλλην.. Thank the gods to have been born Hellene.. The proof , the truth is in front of you skopians and everyone, Makedonia was, is and will be Hellenic until the end of history.. Accept the truth and don't try to be Hellenes because you can't.

  8. As of today Monday 12th of August 2019 , the use of the Vergina Sun in FYROM Skopje is officially banned, as provided by the Prespa Agreement.
    The Vergina Sun symbol used by the neighboring country for redemptive purposes on its first flag after being declared an independent country must be removed from monuments, books, institutions or public places, as provided for in the agreement signed on June 12, 2018 and entered into effective 12 February 2019.
    The Prespa Agreement provided for a six-month transitional period before the ban came into force.
    As emphasized in the agreement, the Vergina Sun is part of ancient Greek history and culture.


  10. Greece land should be wiped out cus they have problems with Macedonia and Turkey and I am Blugaria and half Turkish and Macedonians r kinda Bulgarians so Greece should be wiped out from the Balkans

  11. Macedonians are Bulgarians Macedonia is part from Bulgaria like Mizia, Trakia, Dobrudzha 🇧🇬🇧🇬🇧🇬❤

  12. Today North tomorrow something else! Hahaha that's because Monkeydonians are old country with much traditions and great history phahahaha

  13. 𝑻𝒐 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝑴𝒂𝒄𝒆𝒅𝒐𝒏𝒊𝒂𝒏 𝒉𝒂𝒕𝒆𝒓𝒔: 𝒀𝑼𝑮𝑶𝑺𝑳𝑨𝑽𝑰𝑨 𝒘𝒂𝒔 𝑨 𝑪𝑶𝑼𝑵𝑻𝑹𝒀 𝒇𝒐𝒓 𝑽𝒐𝒖𝒍𝒈𝒂𝒓-𝑩𝒖𝒍𝒈𝒂𝒓𝒊𝒂 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝑮𝒂𝒚𝒍𝒍𝒂𝒅𝒂 𝒈𝒚𝒑𝒔𝒚 𝒄𝒐𝒖𝒏𝒕𝒓𝒊𝒆𝒔. 𝑽𝒐𝒖𝒍𝒈𝒂𝒓𝒔 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝑮𝒂𝒚𝒓𝒆𝒆𝒌𝒔 𝒘𝒆𝒓𝒆 𝒒𝒖𝒊𝒆𝒕 𝒑𝒖$$$𝒊𝒆𝒔 𝒇𝒐𝒓 𝒅𝒆𝒄𝒂𝒅𝒆𝒔 𝒂𝒃𝒐𝒖𝒕 𝑴𝒂𝒄𝒆𝒅𝒐𝒏𝒊𝒂𝒏 𝒒𝒖𝒆𝒔𝒕𝒊𝒐𝒏.

  14. No appearantly 2M people suddenly were convinced tgat they were macedonians? How do you do that?its impossible,they cant just come out of nowhere!

  15. Hahaha…I stopped at the Demographics section of the video to read the heated "we Greek, Not Slav. No! We Slav, not Greek!" silly debate. Why don't you just call yourself a new identity and be done with it? These disputes in the Balkans are so tiring and so….10th centuries old. I stopped reading the comment section since… China? Urgh…I'll be back in the comment section when I reach the "K" section. I am bypassing the Georgia/South Ossetia debate when I reach Georgia.

  16. Macedonian language could be described as an West Bulgarian dialect before 1944, flavored with some Serbian stuff after 1944, just to look different from its original structure!

    PS: The propaganda in Yugoslavia against Bulgaria has always been massive and very aggressive during the regime of Tito and after his death.
    For more info, please Google yourself, guys.

  17. List of Slavic cultures by years as fallows…

    🇧🇬Bulgarian culture since 681AD
    🇭🇷Croatian culture since 818 AD
    🇷🇸Serbian culture since 822 AD
    🇷🇺Russian culture since 862 AD
    🇺🇦Ukrainian culture since 882 AD
    🇵🇱Polish culture since 960 AD
    🇨🇿Czech culture since 1002 AD
    🇧🇦Bosnian culture since 1154 AD

    🇲🇰 Macedonian culture – A fake country with a fake flag, culture and etc, created after 1944 by using Bulgarian and Greek symbols, heroes and stories!

  18. Macedonia’s true name is the Republic of Macedonia and its flag has the Vergina Sun on it.

  19. Kosovo is a sovereign nation people just don’t want to admit it. Also Abkhazia, Transnistria, Kurdistan and many other places are countries the United Nations just acts like they are not. Long live the Macedonian Empire🇲🇰

  20. 𝗦𝘁𝗿𝗮𝗯𝗼
    𝗥𝗼𝗺𝗮𝗻 𝗛𝗶𝘀𝘁𝗼𝗿𝗶𝗮𝗻

    "𝗧𝗵𝗲 𝗧𝗵𝗲𝘀𝘀𝗮𝗹𝗶𝗮𝗻𝘀 𝗶𝗻 𝗽𝗮𝗿𝘁𝗶𝗰𝘂𝗹𝗮𝗿 𝘄𝗼𝗿𝗲 𝗹𝗼𝗻𝗴 𝗿𝗼𝗯𝗲𝘀, 𝗽𝗿𝗼𝗯𝗮𝗯𝗹𝘆 𝗯𝗲𝗰𝗮𝘂𝘀𝗲 𝘁𝗵𝗲𝘆 𝗼𝗳 𝗮𝗹𝗹 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗚𝗿𝗲𝗲𝗸𝘀 𝗹𝗶𝘃𝗲𝗱 𝗶𝗻 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗺𝗼𝘀𝘁 𝗻𝗼𝗿𝘁𝗵𝗲𝗿𝗹𝘆 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗰𝗼𝗹𝗱𝗲𝘀𝘁 𝗿𝗲𝗴𝗶𝗼𝗻" [𝟭𝟭.𝟭𝟰.𝟭𝟮].

    𝗔𝘀 𝗠𝗮𝗰𝗲𝗱𝗼𝗻𝗶𝗮 𝗶𝘀 𝗹𝗼𝗰𝗮𝘁𝗲𝗱 𝗻𝗼𝗿𝘁𝗵 𝗼𝗳 𝗧𝗵𝗲𝘀𝘀𝗮𝗹𝘆 𝗶𝘁 𝗶𝘀 𝗼𝗯𝘃𝗶𝗼𝘂𝘀𝗹𝘆 𝗻𝗼𝘁 𝗮 𝗽𝗮𝗿𝘁 𝗼𝗳 𝗚𝗿𝗲𝗲𝗰𝗲, 𝗻𝗼𝗿 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗠𝗮𝗰𝗲𝗱𝗼𝗻𝗶𝗮𝗻𝘀 𝘄𝗲𝗿𝗲 𝗚𝗿𝗲𝗲𝗸𝘀, 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗺𝗼𝘀𝘁 𝗻𝗼𝗿𝘁𝗵𝗲𝗿𝗹𝘆 𝗚𝗿𝗲𝗲𝗸𝘀 𝘄𝗲𝗿𝗲 𝗮𝗹𝗿𝗲𝗮𝗱𝘆 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗧𝗵𝗲𝘀𝘀𝗮𝗹𝗶𝗮𝗻𝘀.

  21. Alexander always sent troops back to Athens there are still today there see it someone if he wants…He sent because he got revenge for the Greeks…His teacher Aristotelis Lysimachos Leonidas hahah all these slavs…hahaha…Greece has many many heroes but imagine slavs without heroes..That's why they try to steal ours…Alexander the Greek not the slav not the Zoran


  23. I personally do not give a f*ck about the name Macedonia, whether Alexander was greek, ancient macedonian, Thracian, illyrian or whatever has little bearing on the people of Paeonia (called North Macedonia for one reason or another at present). This land has been inhabited all the way to Halkidiki or whatever the region was called prior to the Dorian tribes coming there by Thracian tribes, including the Paeonians since 1500 BC at the very least. If greeks can claim the ancient hellenes as their ancestors so can we claim the ancient Thracians and Paeonians as our ancestors. When Bulgarians say we are bulgarian they disregard the fact that the slavs predated the bulgars by 150-200 years on the Balkan peninsula and that there were already Slavic states under Byzantine rule before the khans came in 681. So if I was Bulgarian I would instantly change my name to Thracian and stop celebrating some turko-mongolic tribe from central Russia. There were already over 1 million Slavs, Thracians and Paeonians when the bulgars came in what is now North Macedonia and Bulgaria. Why the f*ck are we using names like Macedonia and Bulgaria that mean nothing to us, when we are mainly Thracians. To the anatolian christian turks (so called Greeks) take that name Macedonia and shove it up your kolo because we don't want it. We are Paeonia, we are Bylazora, We are Astibo, we are Stoboi, we are Paeonians.

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  25. The truth about Macedonia…

    There is tons of evidence that almost all the national heroes we have considered to be Macedonians in Republic of Northern Macedonia so far have considered themselves as Bulgarians in one way or another!
    Even the father of the so called Macedonian nation, philosopher Krustyo Petkov Misirkov is a pure Bulgarian, born in 1926 in Sofia, Kingdom of Bulgaria!
    He is also often regarded as "the founder of contemporary Macedonian literary language".

    Gorche Petrov proudly states this in his book "Study Materials about Macedonia".
    There he writes that the Macedonian population is made up of Bulgarians, Greeks, Turks, Arnauts, Roma and Vlachs, but the Serbs are not mentioned anywhere!
    All this is described in detail in a literary Bulgarian language in a book with over 700 pages in 1896.

    The motto of all Bulgarians from the Macedonian region has always been only one …

  26. * ATTENTION *
    A Macedonian video has been attacked, from a psychologically unstable person, which hides behind more than 50 profiles of which he uses the most, Daeserus in Target or Daenerys Targaryen.
    Now he [email protected] out of everyone:
    -Shelob etc.
    Kurd s dog Daenerys Targaryen you should made more difference about your profile nickname, you are so transparent and the same nonsense under each profile.
    Back to toilets 🚽 di&ty KANAK

  27. Even though I haven't understood a good deal of it due to language differences i must say that this comment section has been absolutely epic and as entertaining as expected

  28. IT'ᔕ ᖇIᗪIᑕᑌᒪOᑌᔕ TO ᖇEᑭᒪY Oᑎ ᗩᒪᒪ TᕼIᔕ ᑎOᑎᔕEᑎᔕE ᗪOᗯᑎ ᗷEᒪOᗯ.
    TᕼEY ᗯEᖇE ᗯᖇITTEᑎ OᑎᒪY ᖴOᖇ ᔕOᗰETᕼIᑎG TO ᗷE ᗯᖇITTEᑎ.
    ᗩᑎᗪ TᕼEY ᗯEᖇE ᗯᖇITTEᑎ Oᖴ OᑎE ᔕIᑕK ᑭᔕYᑕᕼIᗩTᖇIᑕ ᑕᗩᔕE

  29. Bulgarians and Macedonians are the same, but they are not bulgars or ancient macedonian, they are Thracian with a bit of slavic blood. Macedonians of North Macedonia are Paeonians, a proud Thracian tribe. The hellenic doric tribes of macedon were the invaders in what is now parts of North Macedonia and greek Macedonia starting around 800bc. Thracians predate them in these regions by nearly 700 years, since 1500 BC. So looking at it historically the people of North Macedonia and Bulgaria (both predominantly Thracian nations are the real autochtonous people of the so called region of macedonia. The hellens have been thieving from us for nearly 3000 years and we are fighting them over a name for the last 30 years that our ancestors hated and fought against for hundreds of years. Shame on us really.

  30. Alexander was accompanied by all the eastern European armies against Persia it was a time of race against colour so it does not matter if Alexander was greek or Macedonian Babylon was claimed and Alexander betrayed and murdered by his own eastern European alliance primitive times then gave rise to islam and saudi arabia spreading religion by the sword to persia and the rest to its rise and spread

  31. Bulgaria🇧🇬 and Greece🇬🇷 must punish these thieves from North Macedonia with a big VETO for the EU🇪🇺… No mercy at all!


  33. They are bulgarians in denial that try to fool the whole world with a bad quality propaganda. We are dead yet we know.

  34. Hellenes has been wiped out of Europe. Physical beauty, intellectual brilliance, innate harmony and simplicity, art, competition, city, village, the splendour of column and temple – indeed, even the name has disappeared from the surface of the Greek continent… for not even a drop of noble and undiluted Hellenic blood flows in the veins of the Christian population of present-day Greece.”

  35. Of course, Macedonia is more Greek than Greece. IT IS KNOWN
    This country is Skopjedonia, and it's more bulgarian than Bulgaria.
    No matter what those skopjedonian trolls are saying.
    These trolls, are Ghiscarians from Shutka.

  36. OᑎᒪY TᗯO TᕼIᑎGᔕ ᗩᖇE IᑎᖴIᑎITE, TᕼE ᑌᑎIᐯEᖇᔕE ᗩᑎᗪ ᔕTᑌᑭIᗪITY Oᖴ ᗪᗩEᑎEᖇYᔕ ᐯIᘔᗩᑎTI TᗩᖇGᗩᖇYEᑎ, ᗩᑎᗪ I'ᗰ ᑎOT ᔕᑌᖇE ᗩᗷOᑌT TᕼE ᖴIᖇᔕT OᑎE …

  37. they call themselves THAT when they speak slavic and half the population is made up of Albania, and the other by Bulgarians

  38. Two days ago i wrote this comment
    who still stands a little down
    A Macedonian video has been attacked, from a psychologically unstable person, which hides behind more than 50 profiles of which he uses the most, Daeserus in Target or Daenerys Targaryen.
    Now he [email protected] out of everyone:
    -Shelob etc.
    Kurd s dog Daenerys Targaryen you should made more difference about your profile nickname, you are so transparent and the same nonsense under each profile.
    Back to toilets 🚽 di&ty KANAK
    * * Yesterday all the comments from these profiles were deleted, which confirms the fact that it is the work of one mad person DAENERYS TSRGARYEN which is crazier than Dr. Hannibal Lecter**

  39. This guy responds to himself with all his accounts. No wonder he believes he is related to the Macedonians lol

  40. Slavomacedonians put inscriptions on the statues of Alexander the Great and Philip that explain that they are Macedonians, not Slavs and they belong to Greece, to Hellenism. They erase from public the Macedonian Star also, the famous greek symbol. Thank you neighbors. It was about time to admit that Alexander was Macedonian, not Slav. Peace.

  41. In Greece we dont say greece we say Hellas-Hellada…Greece was an ancient region in Epirus so it's the same…4 Universities made dna test and they informed us that the DNa of greeks is 98% the same with ancient Greeks…The scientist also say that Skopje is Slavs Albanians and bulgarians…The propaganda in Skopje made poor slavs believing they are from Philippus and Alexander when all the tests dna shows the opposite…Its not so bad to be slav…Be cool guys

  42. It's the 21 century and I deffinetly do not care what is Macedonia or Greece and what was Alexander the Great. Just great history and everything but could be there just some time where the BALKAN guys don't mess around with thigs? Idiots

  43. Those vardarskans have NO history. They are trying to steal some from Greece but they are only embarrassing themselves.

  44. Just to say we MACEDONIANS are mix of ancient macedonians and macedonian slavs so………..
    Every relative of the ancient macedonians or the slavs is ours too.

  45. Λοιπον σκοπιανοί για να τελειώνουμε … διαβάστε λιγο ιστορία …. προν παρα πολλά χρόνια οταν ζούσε ο ΜΕΓΑΣ ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΣ εσείς η σλαβη δεν υπήρξατε…. Η ΜΑΚΕΔΟΝΊΑ ΔΕΝ ΗΤΑΝ ΧΩΡΑ ΑΛΆ ΓΕΩΓΡΑΦΙΚΉ ΤΟΠΟΘΕΣΊΑ ΤΗΣ ΕΛΛΆΔΟΣ ΚΑΙ ΑΚΟΜΗ ΕΙΝΑΙ…..!!!! ΒΑΛΤΕ ΤΟ ΚΑΛΑ ΣΤΟ ΜΥΑΛΟ ΣΑΣ ΕΙΣΤΕ ΜΟΓΓΟΛΟΙ ΟΠΟΣ ΚΑΙ ΟΙ ΤΟΥΡΚΟΙ ΚΑΙ ΟΙ ΑΛΒΑΝΟΙ ….

  46. Why every one is having a problem with Macedonia/North Macedonia/FYROM/"WTF the name was again?" existing?

    I mean, every nation deserves its independence as long as most of the population desires it. Yeah, maybe they don't have their own distinguishing history, but jeez give them the chance to finally make it, for God sake.

  47. Facts are facts and Macedonia happens to be considered a country.

    The thing is, if they are Greek as the Greeks claim, why don’t they speak some sort of version of Greek and instead speak a Bulgarian Dialect?
    Furthermore, according to the Balkan war, Macedonia was originally a part of Bulgaria.
    Then, looking even further back in history, during the reign of Simeon i of Bulgaria, Macedonia, a large part of Greece and many other Balkan countries belonged to The First Bulgarian Empire.

    Therefore, Macedonia is basically Bulgarians with in an identity crisis.

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