Monday, April 30, 2012

The Greek agenda towards the ethnic Macedonians, 1982

On October 1981 national elections in Greece, PASOK (The Panhellenic Socialist Movement, a centre-left political party) won a landslide victory with 48% of the votes, capturing 173 seats in the Greek Parliament. One of the first things on this new government’s agenda was to initiate a campaign to force the population into believing that there is no Macedonian nation and to generally remove the term Macedonia or Macedonians from use. This is the document they issued to that affect.

Translation into English:
Athens, 16th February, 1982
Number of protocol 6502/7-3042?
a) The Skopians’ activities for the autonomy of Macedonia may be efficiently confronted mainly by wiping out the use of the idiom, in the regions near the borders. This opinion is based on the realizations that also other regions that in older times were center of “Macedonism”, like Kastoria, are no hit by the Skopian propaganda, because there the use of the idiom has been almost wiped out.
b) This element by itself would be enough to exclude any thoughts of repatriation of the P/R (political refugees) who now reside in Yugoslavia and who have been brought up with the “Macedonian idea”, the “Macedonian language and culture”, independently of their participation or not to the organizations SNOF, NOF and activities take for detaching Greek territories during the period 1946-1949
c) As for evidence it is imperative to:
a. The creation of a state institution that will depend from the Prefectures of the regions near the borders, lined with the suitable and specially trained to the “Plot against Macedonia” subject, personnel. This institution will engage itself only with this subject, with the supervision of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and will collaborate closely, but in secret with the Security Authorities and all the Public Services (Tax office, Schools, Army, Church, etc)
b. In the public services and especially in the educational institutions the employees who will be in service have to be ignorant of the local idiom.
c. The establishment of special enlightenment seminaries, for all the public service employees and the clergy who are in service in the sensitive region of Macedonia.
d. The establishment of motivations for the obligatory residence of the public servants and other employees, in the quarters of their service (example: payment of the rent, extra pay, etc.)
e. Establishment of the Cultural Association, like “ARISTOTELIS” in Florina and economic help to them, for the realization of events and the publishing of books, newspapers, magazines, etc. And afterwards these will be sent to the Diaspora abroad who has origins from the regions of the senders. This will boost their national sentiment and they will be protected from the anti-Hellenic propaganda that is been practiced by S/M (Slavmacedonians) organizations.
f. Insertion of various obstacles (non-recognition of diplomats, postponement of military service, etc.) for the Greek students who wish to study in Skopje.
g. Marking in each village of persons who due to their kin bounds and their personality influence a large circle of co-villagers and with any means (even with money payments) get close to them and use them properly so they will behave as the fighters of the use of the idiom in their circle. To this direction a very positive and effective role can be that of the Youngerss of the political parties, by the judgement and coordination of the Government, when a between parties agreement will be reached.
h. Recruitment in the Armed Forces, in Police Bodies in the public services and Organisations of employees with origins from Florina region, by exception, and their obligatory location in other areas of the country.
i. The encouragement, by the leadership of the Army of meetings and marriages of Army officers, who are on duty, there and have origins abroad, with women that speak the idiom.

Macedonians recognized in the Bulgarian census of 1946

Taken from “From Recognition to Repudiation: Bulgarian Attitudes on the Macedonian Question” by Vanǵa Čašule, Kultura, 1972.

Sunday, April 29, 2012

The REAL linguistic compostion of Greece,census data 1907-1981

Here is the complete census data for Greece from 1907 to 1981, Macedonians are noted.

Front page
Title page
Page 281
Page 283
Page 284
Page 285
Page 286
Page 287
Page 288
Page 289
Page 290
Page 291
Page 292

Source: “Linguistic Composition of the Nations of the World: Europe and the U S S R” By Heinz Kloss, Grant D. McConnell, International Center for Research on Bilingualism, Published by Presses Université Laval, 1984, pages 281, 283-292.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

The statistics of the Macedonians in the Balkans

Page 357
Page 374
Page 375
Page 376
Page 414
Page 417
Page 418
Page 422
Page 424

Source: “Ethnic Groups and Population Changes in Twentieth-century Central-Eastern Europe: History, Data, Analysis” By Piotr Eberhardt, Jan Owsinski, 2003, pages 357-424.

David Day,Greece conquered Macedonia,2008

Conquest: How Societies Overwhelm Others
The history of the world has been the history of peoples on the move, as they occupy new lands and establish their claims over them. Almost invariably, this has meant the violent dispossession of the previous inhabitants. Whether it is the Normans in England, the Chinese in Tibet, the Germans in Poland, the Indonesians in West Papua, or the British and Americans in North America, the claiming of other people’s lands and the supplanting of one people by another has shaped the history of societies from the ancient pastto the present day. David Day tells the story of how this happened – the ways in which invaders have triumphed and justified conquest which, as he shows is a bloody and often prolonged process that can last centuries. And while each individual conquest is ultimately unique, nevertheless they often share a number ofqualities, from the re-naming of the conquered land and the invention of myth to justify what has taken place, to the exploitation of the conquered resources and people, and even to the outright slaughter of the original inhabitants. Above all, as Day shows in this hugely bold and ambitious book, conquest can have deep and long-lasting consequences – for the conquered, the conquerors, and for the wider course of world history.

Title page
Page 4
Page 41
Page 42
Page 43
Page 64
Page 65
Page 66
Page 67
Page 68
Page 148
Page 149
Page 150
Page 189
Page 227
Map partitioned Macedonia

Taken from the book “Conquest: How Societies Overwhelm Others” by David Day, Published by Oxford University Press, 2008.

United States Mission to the OSCE finds Macedonian minority in Greece

This is what the United States mission writes about their findings in Greece:

United States Delegation to the OSCE is concerned about the Macedonians of Greece

The United States delegation are concerned about the treatment of the Macedonian minority in Greece:

 Here is the complete document:

Monday, April 23, 2012

Цитати од Бугари за посебноста на македонскиот народ

“Па дури ни денес, во 1885 година кога Европа би побарала македонското население да се определи и да каже на која народност и припаѓа, уверени сме, дека поголем дел од Македонија ќе ни летне од раце, со исклучок на две – три околии од северна Македонија . Сите други Македонци се готови да дадат каков сакаш пишан документ дека тие не се Бугари…..” – Офейков (Атанас Б. Шопов ), “Македония въ време на хилядагодишнината на св. Методий”, Пловдив, 1885 г., стр. 109-110.

“Во Македонија главната маса на населението ниту се Бугари ниту Срби, туку Словени и Христијани кои зборуваат јазик подеднакво далечен или подеднакво близок на српскиот и бугарскиот јазик, но јазик кој е посебен дијалект ако не и посебен јазик.” – Бугарскиот Кнез Фердинанд недвосмислено покажува какво е неговиот став во врска со Македонија и Македонците (Ам.Ф.ПО, мф, 446, пов. бр.228, Цариград, 26.03.1896)

“Во селата во Македонија, ако сретнеш селанец што говори словенски и припаѓа на православната религија,деветорица од десет од овие луѓе на прашањето што се по националност ќе ви одговорат дека се МАКЕДОНЦИ и покрај што се предмет на пропагандите на трите соседни држави.” – Георги Бакалов – професор по историја, “Претендентите на Македония”, стр. 22, Варна 1890.

“Многу пати сме слушале од Македонистите дека тие не се Бугари туку Македонци, потомци на Античките Македонци.” – Македонското прашање – Петар Рачев Славејков, објавено на 18ти јануари 1871 во “Македонија” весник од Константинопол.

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Macedonians noted on a map of the nationalities of South-Eastern Europe 1922

Here is a very interesting map from 1922, it notes the Macedonians as “Macedonian Slavs”, they have a separate coloring. Also to be noted is that the Bulgarians are Slavo-Mongols according to the Legend of the map.

Title page
Page 820, Map version 1
Page 820, Map version 2
Page 820, Map version 2, zoomed

Source: “The New Larned History: for ready reference reading and research” by J. N. Larned, Volume 1, page 820, published 1922.