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Question: What should the country of Macedonia (FYROM) be called?
Republic of North Macedonia   -9 (17%)
Republic of Upper Macedonia   -9 (17%)
Republic of Vardar Macedonia   -9 (17%)
Republic of Macedonia (Skopje)   -12 (22.6%)
No change to the current name   -13 (24.5%)
No name including the word "Macedonia"   -1 (1.9%)
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« on: February 28, 2018, 03:54:15 am »

Macedonia has officially presented four compromise solutions to the country's naming dispute. These are Republic of North Macedonia, Republic of Upper Macedonia, Republic of Vardar Macedonia and Republic of Macedonia (Skopje). (Guardian)

The ongoing dispute with Greece has prevented the country from joining NATO, and its resolution is required in order for the country to have a shot at EU membership.
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« Reply #1 on: February 28, 2018, 04:04:51 am »

We can have North Macedonia, East Timor, South Sudan, and Western Sahara for all 4 directions without the Koreas (which don't have it in their official name)

Putting a direction in a country's name seems kind of silly though.
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« Reply #2 on: February 28, 2018, 04:19:30 am »

Rename Greece "South Macedonia" to clear up the confusion.
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« Reply #3 on: February 28, 2018, 04:30:50 am »

It's hilarious how the Greeks have been such snowflakes on this issue.
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« Reply #4 on: February 28, 2018, 04:52:29 am »

Rename Greece "South Macedonia" to clear up the confusion.

Was going to suggest re-naming Macedonia as "Greece", but this works too
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« Reply #5 on: February 28, 2018, 07:03:44 am »

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« Reply #6 on: February 28, 2018, 07:49:20 am »

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South Serbia should go over real well.

Imagine if California had insisted that Nevada be named East Nevada rather than renaming Nevada, California to Nevada City. 
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« Reply #7 on: February 28, 2018, 07:58:37 am »

It should be called Macedonia, without the stupid FYROM thing. Angry Greeks should grow a pair.
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« Reply #8 on: February 28, 2018, 08:36:11 am »

It's hilarious how the Greeks have been such snowflakes on this issue.
indeed.  FYROM should call themselves whatever the hell they want and Greece should go pound sand.

For being the oldest democracy they sure can be babies.
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« Reply #9 on: February 28, 2018, 09:30:15 am »

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« Reply #10 on: February 28, 2018, 10:09:52 am »

Land of the Trolls

The trolling is well evident in the various monuments to Alexander the Great and Philip II in the country. Now they've toned it down a bit though, with the Skopje airport no longer called "Alexander the Great Airport".
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« Reply #11 on: February 28, 2018, 10:30:36 am »

Land of the Trolls

The trolling is well evident in the various monuments to Alexander the Great and Philip II in the country. Now they've toned it down a bit though, with the Skopje airport no longer called "Alexander the Great Airport".

So much for Kiro Goligorov's "we're slavs!"
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« Reply #12 on: February 28, 2018, 10:36:31 am »

Rename Greece "South Macedonia" to clear up the confusion.

Was going to suggest re-naming Macedonia as "Greece", but this works too

I suggest naming Macedonia "Macedonia Deluxe" and Greece "Macedonia Classic".
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« Reply #13 on: February 28, 2018, 10:53:39 am »

If the Greeks spent as much time on getting their own house in order as they did lashing out at countries most of the world could not even find on a map, they wouldn't have become the first country to be downgraded to a developing country.
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« Reply #14 on: February 28, 2018, 03:07:49 pm »

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« Reply #15 on: February 28, 2018, 03:15:12 pm »

How about North Macedonia? Tongue
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« Reply #16 on: February 28, 2018, 03:20:45 pm »

BRTD option:

"Skopje & Suburbs"

(sounds even like a band)
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« Reply #17 on: February 28, 2018, 03:27:08 pm »

Another possibility could be "Teresania", after Mother Teresa.

It is similar to Albania.

Or "Teresalia", similar to Australia.
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« Reply #18 on: February 28, 2018, 03:28:11 pm »

While I agree that this is really a non-issue and its a little sad that this is something that will get thousands of people on the streets to protest on both sides, I think that non-Greeks clearly fail to understand the importance of this issue to Greece, the idea that this is merely about snowflakism is clearly mis-informed.

The Greek region of Macedonia holds a significant part of Greece's population, so when another country continually implies a claim to that area, of course Greeks will be angry, especially those who live in Macedonia. Most other countries would react in the same way that Greece has reacted, if not much worse.

Also, the idea that this has any impact of Greece's economy and that if Greece simply focused on its economy rather than complaining about Macedonia, it would be better off, is preposterous. Not to mention that Macedonia/FYROM has much bigger problems than Greece could even dream of.
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« Reply #19 on: February 28, 2018, 03:39:01 pm »

I don't really care what the name is, Upper, North or New Macedonia.
But I'm amused seeing the "War on Christmas" and "Libruls want to take our Gunz!!!" crowd talk about snowflakes.
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« Reply #20 on: February 28, 2018, 03:41:41 pm »

Vardar Macedonia sounds cool.
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« Reply #21 on: February 28, 2018, 04:00:19 pm »

While I agree that this is really a non-issue and its a little sad that this is something that will get thousands of people on the streets to protest on both sides, I think that non-Greeks clearly fail to understand the importance of this issue to Greece, the idea that this is merely about snowflakism is clearly mis-informed.

The Greek region of Macedonia holds a significant part of Greece's population, so when another country continually implies a claim to that area, of course Greeks will be angry, especially those who live in Macedonia. Most other countries would react in the same way that Greece has reacted, if not much worse.

Also, the idea that this has any impact of Greece's economy and that if Greece simply focused on its economy rather than complaining about Macedonia, it would be better off, is preposterous. Not to mention that Macedonia/FYROM has much bigger problems than Greece could even dream of.

I guess an American analogy would be if Mexico suddenly renamed itself to Texas?
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« Reply #22 on: February 28, 2018, 04:19:11 pm »

While I agree that this is really a non-issue and its a little sad that this is something that will get thousands of people on the streets to protest on both sides, I think that non-Greeks clearly fail to understand the importance of this issue to Greece, the idea that this is merely about snowflakism is clearly mis-informed.

The Greek region of Macedonia holds a significant part of Greece's population, so when another country continually implies a claim to that area, of course Greeks will be angry, especially those who live in Macedonia. Most other countries would react in the same way that Greece has reacted, if not much worse.

Also, the idea that this has any impact of Greece's economy and that if Greece simply focused on its economy rather than complaining about Macedonia, it would be better off, is preposterous. Not to mention that Macedonia/FYROM has much bigger problems than Greece could even dream of.

I guess an American analogy would be if Mexico suddenly renamed itself to Texas?

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« Reply #23 on: February 28, 2018, 07:42:23 pm »

The Greeks are irritating as hell on this issue.

Anyway, Vardar Macedonia or Vardarska Macedonia is the only good answer personally. "North" or "Upper" are dumb inclusions to official names
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« Reply #24 on: February 28, 2018, 08:40:45 pm »

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