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In 1913 Treaty of Bucharest The region was divided among Greece that took Aegaean or Greek Macedonia (composed of most of the vilayets of Thessaloniki and Monastir), Serbia that took Vardar Macedonia -today the Republic of Macedonia or FYROM (composed of most of the Vilayet of Kosovo)- and Bulgaria that took Pirin Macedonia.

Who were the Slav-Macedonians [1] ? -- 13:36, 26 April 2006 (UTC)

Exactly what's the point here?--Aldux 16:43, 26 April 2006 (UTC)
Let me explain this easily: Bulgarian Orthodox Church = Bulgarian, Greek Orthodox Church = Greek, Serb Orthodox Church = Serb, AND THERE WAS NO MACEDONIAN CHURCH! The whole truth is the religion you were apart of identified who you were in the Ottoman Empire. Mactruth (talk) 07:47, 4 June 2008 (UTC)
Who is it that compiled this rationale? NikoSilver 22:33, 5 June 2008 (UTC)

Revision is needed on the title[edit]

The title of the article is PURE POV, since there is a Macedonian Republic and a Greek province of Macedonia. The article solely focuses on the Greek province of Macedonia and ignores the current Macedonian Republic is also part of modern Macedonia. This article should be edited to include Republic of Macedonia, deleted, or merged into Greek Macedonia. Mactruth (talk) 03:44, 4 June 2008 (UTC)

To the administrators, I believe this article should be deleted and is simply being used to monopolize the term "Macedonia."
  • If Greeks want to talk about the history of Greek Macedonia they need to MERGE it into the history of Greece or state "History of Greek Macedonia" because the current title is pure monopolization.
  • If I were to state history of modern Macedonia, Greeks would appeal and state you must differentiate by stating "History of the Republic of Macedonia"
  • The history of modern Macedonia should only be termed when explaining the REGION of Macedonia, and not a PART of the region of Macedonia
  • If talking about the region of Macedonia, it should be MERGED into the "History of the region of Macedonia"
In ANY case, this article was created for monopolization and has no use in Wikipedia. Mactruth (talk) 07:45, 4 June 2008 (UTC)
In principle I agree that the article should either be moved to History of Greek Macedonia or merged with the article about the history of the whole region. Your actions, though, are unjustifiable and in a low quality English. --Laveol T 23:12, 4 June 2008 (UTC)
I was trying to make it more neutral-POV, damn I didn't expect it to be perfectly neutral POV but at least a lot better then the bullshit Greek POV which replaces "Greek Macedonia" with "modern Macedonia" thus monopolizing the term (even though modern Macedonia is the region of Macedonia, which I tried to write about) Mactruth (talk) 23:51, 4 June 2008 (UTC)
Actually your text was a lot POVer so to speak. --Laveol T 00:28, 5 June 2008 (UTC)

What Laveol said: merge or rename of some kind. No need for hysteria, though. There's actually a disambiguation page (History of Macedonia) already in place so a simple rename to "History of Macedonia (Greece)" might do the trick. Perhaps our Bulgarian editors would like to create and add a "History of Pirin Macedonia" page to the list. 3rdAlcove (talk) 20:04, 5 June 2008 (UTC)

Hmmm, no need for that actually. It's kinda irredentist and so on. It's already covered in History of Bulgaria. I'd say that'd be something editors from RoM would like to do (and have done previously). --Laveol T 20:59, 5 June 2008 (UTC)
There is already a History of Macedonia (Greece)? I believe any history of those are apart of history of Macedonia (region)... Laveol you jump to unreasoned speculation. Mactruth (talk) 22:06, 5 June 2008 (UTC)
Fair nuff. 3rdAlcove (talk) 02:46, 6 June 2008 (UTC)

ADMINS: Re-titling of the name is needed to differentiate btw Greek Macedonia and Republic of Macedonia[edit]

modern Macedonia can lay claims to any part of the region of Macedonia, or the entire region of Macedonia. It is inaccurately labeled Mactruth (talk) 22:10, 5 June 2008 (UTC)

A differentiation is needed btw Republic of Macedonia and Greek Macedonia. Stating "modern Macedonia" is to state any part of the region of Macedonia, or the entire part of Macedonia... and this term cannot be used exclusively for Greek Macedonia. Mactruth (talk) 22:14, 5 June 2008 (UTC)

History of modern Macedonia (Greece)[edit]

The article name is still monopolizing the term "Macedonia." I must ask the Greeks, what would be your reaction if I created an article entitled "History of modern Macedonia (Republic)"? You would object to monopolization. I believe a good compromise would be:

  1. History of Macedonia (Greece) - this is consistent since "Republic of Macedonia" has the article "History of the Republic of Macedonia" therefore the article "Macedonia (Greece)" should have the article "History of Macedonia (Greece)" to be consistent.
  2. History of Greek Macedonia - The name implies it is the Greek region of Macedonia and it differentiated from the Republic of Macedonia without monopolization. Mactruth (talk) 23:27, 12 June 2008 (UTC)
But of course, that would be in line with your national mythology, according to which the Greek presence in Macedonia goes back only to 1912. Go away. (By the way, aren't you banned from all Macedonia-related pages?) ·ΚΕΚΡΩΨ· (talk) 02:12, 13 June 2008 (UTC)
I don't think my suggestions are nationalistic, I have already explained my stance and therefore I won't go into it again (read above for information). Please direct me to any words, paragraphs or phrases in which I stated no Greeks in Macedonia before 1913 existed, because you have clearly put words in my mouth on that comment. I have never stated there were no Greeks, I simply statated before 1913 Greeks were only 10% of the population of Macedonia and a great Hellenization was needed in order to make Macedonia Hellenic (All Macedonians, Turks and Bulgarians etc have this view). Stating "go away" is a very childish comment.
ps: I was informed that I am banned from editing any Macedonia related topics, but it was not stated that I am banned from talk pages. Mactruth (talk) 04:41, 14 June 2008 (UTC)
Since there are no objections, will someone please change the article name to History of Macedonia (Greece) or History of Greek Macedonia Mactruth (talk) 15:32, 15 June 2008 (UTC)
No objections? Where did you get that idea? The article treats the history of the region only as far back as the nineteenth century, so having "modern" in the title is entirely appropriate. Also, you have already been an issued a warning about posting to article talk pages. Please stop. ·ΚΕΚΡΩΨ· (talk) 03:10, 16 June 2008 (UTC)

I have been gone for two months and this issue is still not resolved. I have made two very good compromise article names:

  1. History of Macedonia (Greece) is consistent with the article Macedonia (Greece) just like History of the Republic of Macedonia is consistent with Republic of Macedonia
  2. History of Greek Macedonia identifies it as a region of Greece and therefore does not monopolize.

Kekrops, it seems that you do not want to discuss the issue, but want to avoid it altogether with statements as "please stop" and "go away". You may view the article name appropriate but I see it as monopolizing, in which "modern Macedonia" is in "(Greece)." Before the 19th century Macedonia was never part of a nation called Greece, so your argument does not compute. Mactruth (talk) 22:52, 8 August 2008 (UTC)

The Greek history of Macedonia goes way back, I'm afraid. Certainly far beyond modern times. Let it go. ·ΚΕΚΡΩΨ· (talk) 10:40, 19 August 2008 (UTC)
Actually I would have to disagree with you on that one, considering that Macedonia was Roman in Roman times, and Byzantine in Byzantine times, and Turkish in Ottoman times. The Greek history of Macedonia starts with its incorporation into Greece (1913), keeping in mind the Greek presence in Macedonia may go back to antiquity but after the Slavic invasions have been small. Thus, as a POLITICAL entity there is only one "Macedonia (Greece)" because surely Macedonia could not be part of the Republic of Greece when it was a Roman province, or Byzantine theme, or Ottoman region, or ancient Kingdom. (Mactruth) (talk) 16:17, 21 August 2008 (UTC)

World War 1[edit]

Anybody mind if I update the WW1 section to reflect the fact that the Greek Government eventualy backed the Allies and the Greek Army took part in the fighting which liberated parts of Serbia from Bulagarian rule? Mickmct (talk) 14:48, 24 October 2008 (UTC)

About the name of the article[edit]

I propose that the name of the article be changed to Modern history of Macedonia (Greece), because it is the most accurate description of the article. Regards. --Revizionist (talk) 12:28, 7 December 2008 (UTC)

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Pre-1913 demographics[edit]

The German article cites Von den Balkankriegen zum Ersten Weltkrieg : Kleinstaatenpolitik und ethnische Selbstbestimmung auf dem Balkan / Katrin Boeckh, ISBN 3486561731.  Andreas  (T) 14:37, 30 May 2009 (UTC)