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1919_Major Bernar

In the part of Macedonia now subject to Greek rule the language of the current ruling authority is barely understood in the country … When you ask the people what their nationality is they almost always reply ‘We are Macedonians!’

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1903.10.24_The World’s News

Macedonians fought side-by-side with the Greeks during the long and bitter struggle for Grecian independence. When the Servians revolted, Macedonians swarmed through the mountain passes to render assistance; when the Bulgarian rebellion broke out, Macedonians hurried to stand side-by-side to…

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Kuzman Shapkarev (1870)

Macedonians barely freed themselves from the Greeks and what, now we are going to end up as Bulgars

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Temko Popov (1888.05.09)

Don’t fool yourself, Despot, the national spirit in Macedonia has attained such a state that Jesus Christ himself, if he were to descend from heaven, could not convince a Macedonian that he is a Bulgarian or a Serb, except for…

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Anastas Jankov

•  1902  • Macedonians! Remember the world’s winner, the great glory of Macedonia, the great Alexander of Macedon; remember for the brave King Samoil, the Macedonian giant, for the marvelous Marko Kral, the Slavic glory, that Macedonian blood flowed through…

1930.06.28_Henri Barbusse, Monde No. 108, Pg. 2
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1930.06.28_Henri Barbusse, Monde No. 108, Pg. 2

The Macedonians, who have their own separate language and indisputable ethnic originality, do not have the right to be called Macedonians.

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1928.05_Henry Baerlein – ‘What is happening in Macedonia – Fortnightly Review’, 123, Pgs. 624-632

It happens that Macedonians who come to Bulgaria continue to call themselves Macedonians … In Bulgaria, whether they are descended from a Macedonian who travelled eastward in 1878, or whether they are quite recent emigrants, they call themselves Macedonians. p.627

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Constantine Stephanove, San Francisco Chronicle, Pg. (1901.07.08)

I am proud to be known as a Greek, but in truth I am not one. I am a Macedonian

-Ilinden Organization (1924)
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-Ilinden Organization (1924)

Let them once and for all understand that Bulgarian state nationalism, for which they want to frequently be praised, from 1890 to the present, and Macedonian patriotism are two different things, and not only do they have nothing in common,…

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Dimitri Stefanov (1925.01)

I am a Macedonian Nationalist and I love my mother intensely. It was only to serve her that I executed this renegade am glad I was chosen to sacrifice myself.

1926.04-05_Oliver C. Harvey
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1926.04-05_Oliver C. Harvey

The Slavophone population of Serbian Macedonia definitely regard themselves as distinct from the Serbs. If asked their nationality they say that they are Macedonians, and they speak the Macedonian dialect. • • • The inhabitants here [Aegean Macedonia] are no…

1921_Isaiah Bowman - 'Constantinople and the Balkans, What Really Happened at  Paris', Pg. 170
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1921_Isaiah Bowman – ‘Constantinople and the Balkans, What Really Happened at Paris’, Pg. 170

Neither Greece nor Serbia is expected to give up Macedonian territory for a possible future Macedonia. … It is therefore improbable that the Macedonian question will be revived except through the possible cruelties of Greeks and Serbs in their treatment…

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Yane Sandanski

• 1904 • We do not want a Bulgarian Macedonia, but rather a Macedonia for the Macedonians, a Macedonia that is free from tyranny.   • 1912 • I will drink to a free and autonomous Macedonia, for which the…

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Nikola Pushkarov (1919)

You, Macedonian, do not listen to them because their words are deceptions. The Balkan monarchies know very well the price of your land. They are not fighting for your wellbeing or for your freedom; instead, they are fighting for the…

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1906.11.27_St. Louis Post – Dispatch, Pg. 2

The Macedonians and the Hellenes, or native Greeks, engage in constant reprisals which sometimes amount to border warfare.