Posted by Liz on December 22, 2000 at 06:04:08:
In Reply to: Re: Quiz! posted by Mike on December 22, 2000 at 05:56:09:
I can only assume that you have misunderstood the argument.
Macedonia is the name used for a region of Greece, including (I think) Thessalonika. The region has been called this for many many years.
However, following the break up of the former Yugoslavia, a new country has been formed, called the Former Yugoslavian Republic of Macedonia. Many Greek people are upset that this name has been chosen, as they fear this means FYROM has territorial ambitions over Macedonia (i.e. Greek Macedonia).
This is a source of distress to many Greek people, hence the slogan that Macedonia is and always will be Greek.
I hope this clarifies the position.
: : Mike, why are you doing this? You are finding
: : the most painful problems for the Greeks and then
: : trying to offend them.OK, perhaps you belong to
: : one of more happy nations, who's history was not
: : as cruel as that of Greeks. It doesn't mean that
: : you have the right to teach them to live, you know.
: : Maya
: What? I didn't make this sticker, I just saw it; don't kill the messenger.
: Listen, Olympic Airways, an official institution full of government appointed
: officials, put up this sticker in a place so as to be seen by as many people
: as possible. It's an official statement with misleading and some might even
: argue aggressive undertones which I find can't go uncontested. Are you offended
: by my pointing this out? Do you agree with the contents, does it really reflect
: Greek opinion, do you care if it is presented as such? Or don't you care at
: all and should we just discuss filo pastry recipes?
: : I recently saw an official (I think Olympic Airways) sticker, reading:
: : : "Macedonia was Greek, is Greek, and always will be Greek."
: : : Point out the two erroneous sub-statements, and the indeterminate part.
Post a Followup