Anastasia Karakasidou – Fields of Wheat, Hills of Blood

In the beginning of 20th century, Greece and Bulgaria colided for the region of Macedonia. Today, in the threshold 21th century the axis of competition was shifted with the constitution of FYROM in independent government owned entity, which includes Slavs, Albanians, Muslim Turks and Rom

(Introduction, page 59)

However the polemics round Macedonia acquired new critical dimensions afterwards the establishment of Yugoslavian Socialist Republic of Macedonia, to 1944. The Yugoslavian Macedonians and their successors of FYROM undertaken their own construction of nation, manufacturing separate fables of collective origin and claims from Great Alexandros (Apostolski et al 1969, Kolisevski 1959)
For enough centuries this rich cosmopolitan city (Thessaloniki) in which lived Jewish, Greek, Turks, Slavs, Armenian, Russian, Italian, British, French, Austrians and a lot of other existed basic regional commercial and economic, political and religious centre.

Actually many had lived in the beginning of 20th century and praise from  FYROM as heroes and witnesses of national expedition for independence were same vague to what it meant or what involved an independent Macedonia. The Delcev as the other left often vaguely determined the bonds between Macedonia and Bulgaria»
[Chapter 3, page 200]

They were not Slavs all the Slavphones of Macedonia
[Introduction, page 68]

“In Western Macedonia, where between Slavphones the support in the left rebels was much bigger, the autonomist aspirations were more powerful and more it prevailed. There a lot of local Slavophones that had helped openly the Greek communists or had fought in their lines they left with them in Yugoslavia afterwards defeat in 1949»
[ Chapter 7, page 352 ]

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