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Ottoman Colonisation of modern FYROM’s territories

Ottoman Colonisation of modern FYROM’s territories

Even before Ottoman conquest, modern FYROM’s territories had witnessed Uzes, Pechenegs, Koumans and other fine Turkic people. However the extensive colonization took place particularly during Ottoman occupation. Especially Skopje had faced many dominations during its lifetime. At the time of Ottomans, it was the centre of the Province of Kossovo. Skopje was conquered by Pasha Yigit in the reign of […]

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Researches in the highlands of Turkey – 1869

Researches in the highlands of Turkey – 1869

By Tozer, Henry Fanshawe, describing his travels in 1861, 1863, 1865. Thessalonica consists of 60,000 inhabitants, Jews, Turks, Greeks, Wallachians. Greeks were always living in Thessalonica. Population of Monastir consists of Turks, Wallachs, Bulgarians and Greeks. Ochrida consists of mainly Albanians and Bulgarians. Bulgarians of Ochrida sent their children to Bulgarian schools. Skopje (Uskub) was in the time of Ottomans […]

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Ilinden Pension Plan – Buying the Memories

Ilinden Pension Plan – Buying the Memories

The Yugoslav Communists implemented many measures to foster a “Macedonian” consciousness amongst the local populace in a historical context and in a region where such an ethno/national identity hardly existed. The Communists manufactured a version of history that lent a historical legitimacy to the new “Macedonian” nation. One measure that they implemented in order to sanitize and reconstruct history for […]

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A Frenchman in Macedonia of 1854

A Frenchman in Macedonia of 1854

In 1854 the French Ami Boue published in Vienna his book ‘Recueil d’itineraires dans la Turquie d’Europe.Details geographiques,topographiques et statistiques sur cet empire’. http://img515.imageshack.us/my.php?image=1854gallcovlq8.png He starts from Eastern Macedonia and the Pashalik of Serres(today’s prefectures of Serres,Kavala and Drama) : . (Considering its very montainous part in the Rhodope it should not have a population beyond 100000 souls, which includes […]

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The Bulgarians and Anglo-Saxondom 1919

The Bulgarians and Anglo-Saxondom 1919

Skopje, Strouga, Monastir were known to self-witnesses travellers as having primarily a Bulgarian population. Everybody knew the population of Macedonia was mixed since there were No “Macedonians” as FYROM propagandists would wish but instead Bulgarians, Greeks, Albanians, Turks, Serbs and Vlachs.  

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Prof. Weigand – Die Nationalen Bestrebungen der Balkanvolker

Hugh Pulton, Who are the Macedonians

Quote: The three peoples in Macedonia with the longest claim to continuity are the Greeks, the Vlachs (possibly descendants of Romanized elements of the original Thracians) and the Albanians who claim descent from the ancient Illyrians. The Slavs, an Indo-European people originating in east-central Europe, had begun to cross the Danube into the Balkans by the 6th cent AD. In […]

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Encyclopaedia Britannica 2007 edition

Some really interesting quotes on FYROM, Makedonia, Alexander…etc from Encyclopaedia Britannica 2007 edition. Quote: The people Ethnicity and language Macedonia has inherited a complex ethnic structure. The largest group, calling themselves Macedonians (about two-thirds of the population), are descendants of Slavic tribes that moved into the region between the 6th and 8th centuries AD. Their language is very closely related […]

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Skopje – a city with Bulgarian population through history

Quote: Si la Bulgarie, après beaucoup d’hésitations et non sans regret, a fait le grand sacrifice d’abandonner Uskub, dont la population est bulgare Documents diplomatiques français (1871-1914). By France. Commission de publication des documents relatifs aux origines de la guerre de 1914 Translation: If Bulgaria, after many hesitations and not without regret, did the great sacrifice and give up Uskub, […]

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Greek Macedonian newspapers of late 19th cent.- early 20th cent. FYROM propaganda exposed!

Greek Macedonian newspapers of late 19th cent.- early 20th cent. FYROM propaganda exposed!

“Faros Of Macedonia” – paper of 29th November 1887.   “Ermis of Thessaloniki”. Paper of 24th Octomber of 1875.   “Greek-Bulgarian quarrels in Macedonia“. Newspaper “Empros” 1913. Still no trace of “Macedonians” of the Skopjan type but only Greek and Bulgarian populations in the region of Macedonia. Let me translate the above article. Quote: Discovery of Dynamite also in Skopje Bienna […]

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