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Post by Anaxagoras » Tue Feb 06, 2018 11:11 am

Have you heard about this name dispute between Greece and the country known as the Republic of Macedonia (or just Macedonia)?

What it all seems to come down to, the root of the whole thing, is which country "owns" Alexander the Great. Apparently Macedonia is being "provocative" by building chintzy statues of him and naming streets and airports after him.

https://www.npr.org/sections/parallels/ ... al-identit
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Post by Abdul Alhazred » Tue Feb 06, 2018 12:54 pm

The Greeks just can't face that modern Bulgarians (including the ethnic Bulgarians of Macedonia) are more genetically similar to the ancient Greeks, no matter what they speak.

And that modern Greeks are genetically indistinguishable from Turks.
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Post by ed » Tue Feb 06, 2018 1:02 pm

Abdul Alhazred wrote:modern Greeks are genetically indistinguishable from Turks.
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Post by gnome » Tue Feb 06, 2018 8:02 pm

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Post by Giz » Wed Feb 07, 2018 12:41 am

Obviously, the true heir to Alexander would just invade the other to settle things.

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Post by Mentat » Wed Feb 07, 2018 12:59 am

Why is it so desirable to be named after a stupid cookie?
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