Macedonia Naming Controversy

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In this video I attempted to explain the incredibly complex and surprisingly controversial topic of the naming dispute between Greece, and the country that wished to call itself the “Republic of Macedonia”, claiming that the name implies territorial ambitions upon its region, also called Macedonia.

I look at the ancient kingdom of Macedonia, where the name comes from and briefly look at the history of the Balkans and how we arrived at this situation, which became an issue in 1991 when the country declared its independence. More than a quarter of a century later and this dispute remains unsolved.

River Fire – Kevin MacLeod



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