Talk:Economy of the Republic of Macedonia

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"Macedonia was the economic heart of the Ottoman Empire in the Balkans throughout centuries until its fall in 1913."

This is very vague is it not? This article refers to the Republic of Macedonia, and not Macedonia (region). As such, this statement is largely untrue. The southern regions of geographical Macedonia, and in particular Thessaloniki, were vastly more important economically than the northern regions. Thessalonica in particular was the largest port in the Balkans and the largest trading hub of the Ottoman Empire in the penninsula. This statement needs to be removed or sourced extensively and further expanded so as to make it clear to readers that it refers to the part of Macedonia (region) that now forms the Republic of Macedonia and not the entire region of Macedonia. --Philly boy92 (talk) 02:35, 17 June 2012 (UTC)