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Expressions of foreign celebrities in favor of Macedonian ethnogenesis.

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1905_Bogirade Tatarchev – ‘Turkish Misrule in Macedonia, The Balkan Question’, Pgs. 173, 174

There are over 200,000 Macedonians in Bulgaria, who would return at once to their own country were it under a better government, and they would make Macedonia prosperous and rich.

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1878.11.02_Acting Consul Barker

He declares that the insurgents, calling themselves ‘Macedonians’, demanded a large sum of money from him for his parishioners, and offered to give a receipt, saying the money will be repaid when they came into possession of their country, ‘Macedonia’.

1911_Василъ Кѫнчовъ – ‘Орохидрография на Македония’, Пловдивъ
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1911_Vasil Kanchov – ‘Orohidrography of Macedonia’, Plovdiv

Bulgarians and Kutsovlachs call themselves Macedonians and the surrounding nations call them Macedonians.

1929_House of Commons Papers, Volume 12, Pg. 368
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1929_House of Commons Papers, Volume 12, Pg. 368

Since then Greece and Bulgaria have recognized Macedonian minorities, and Yugo-Slavia has protested that there are no Macedonians. No attempt was made to settle the Balkan States in accordance with race.

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1903.06.05_Sir N. O’Conor

This was the full extent of the proposals he had made so far, though he hoped later on to add a few more, such as that some, at least, of the Judges and administrative officials should be chosen from the…

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1944_Captain P.H. Evans

• 1944 • It is also important to emphasize that the inhabitants, just as they are not Greeks, are also not Bulgarians or Serbs or Croats. They are Macedonians…The Greeks always call them Bulgars and damn them accordingly…If they were…

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1903_George F. Abbott – ‘The Tale of a Tour in Macedonia’

• Pg. 80 • A Macedonian Slav is equally intelligible, or unintelligible, to the Servian and to the Bulgarian. • Pg. 278 • In their proclamations the leaders of the Slavo-Macedonian Committee appeal to Alexander the Great as a national…

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1919.11.10_The News Letter: Atlantic Division, American Red Cross, Vol. 11, No. 43, Pg. 6

The civilian population of Salonica is made up largely of Spanish Jews, Macedonians, Gypsies, Greeks, Turks and Dummies (Jews of Mahommedan faith).

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1879_James Baker, Turkey, Pg. 241

Stephen Douchan, ruled victoriously from Belgrade to the Maritza, from the Black Sea to the Adriatic, and assumed the title of ‘Emperor of the Roumelians, the Macedonian Christ- loving Czar.’

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1923-1924_Colonel A.C. Corfe

• 1923 • ‘They want to force us to become Greeks, in language, in religion, in sentiment, in every way. We have served in the Greek army and we have fought for them: now they insult us by calling us…

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1522_Felix Petancic – ‘De itineribus in Turciam libellus’

Skopje is located on the border where Dardania ends and Macedonia begins … and the bridge at the Struma River constitute a border between Macedonians and the Tribalis or Bulgarians.

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1899_Karl Hron

Through my own studies…I came to the conclusion that Macedonians are a separate nation by its history as well as by its own language.

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1914.05.05_Harrisburg Telegraph, Pg. 7

In English, Slavish and Macedonian languages that fact will be proclaimed throughout Steelton today.

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1919_’The Story of the Great War’, Pgs. 251, 252

For long years past the Macedonians have strived for an independent Macedonia, but this was made impossible by the policies of the great powers interested. They were, however, on the verge of achieving this ideal after the First Balkan War,…

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1888_Stojan Novakovic – ‘Bulgarian Schools in Macedonia, Otadzbina XIX’, Pgs. 78-79

Finally, there is one more phenomenon that cannot be ignored. This is the aspiration of the Macedonians to remain by themselves, which they are trying to attain…And this striving began to be aroused, especially as a result of the contrasts…