I'm starting this thread as a protest to the false and outrageous claims of the Skopjans who for about 15 years now do their best to steal the history,heroes and names of the ancient Greek Macedonia. These people have nothing to do with us,they have no right to call their country Macedonia or claim that they are of Macedonian blood. These people are Slavs of the former Yugoslavia.The area that now they live in used to be called Bardarska.Then a few years before the total destruction of Yugoslavia they started calling the area "Macedonia".When Skopje became an independent country the Skopjans were looking for an identity,for a glorious past to make their country look good while it was just a small state with Slavs and Albanians in its majority. So they created this myth of being Macedonians.The Greek governments unfortunately since the 90s did very little against them.In some cases not only we didn't put enough pressure to them but we also helped them economically and even gave them 10 Leonidas IFV for their army! Although in the past Skopjan figures like Kiro Gligorov(former prime minister of Skopje)and other politicians and important people had stated that indeed they are Slavs and have nothing to do with Macedonia,in that State an enormous propaganda war had started claiming that Greeks were lying,starting enormous brain-washing in their schools,making websites to inform the people of the "truth" and making protests in various countries like USA,Canada,Australia etc. They had even printed banknotes with the White Tower of Thessaloniki.In their army songs they talk about "freeing" the rest of Macedonia and taking "back" Solun(Thessaloniki). In their flag they put a cheap immitation of the Star of Vergina the symbol of the Macedonian dynasties,they named their airport Alexander the Great and they print maps of a big "Macedonia". They seem to ignore the fact that: 1.In their country there is only about 20% of the ancient Macedonian kingdom without even very important cities. 2.Ancient Macedonians had Greek names. 3.Ancient Macedonians spoke and wrote in Greek. 4.Ancient Macedonians believed in the Dodekatheon. 5.Ancient Macedonians had greek blood and looked like Greeks(while the Skopjans look like Slavs). 6.Phillip II and his son Alexander the Great wanted to unite and united all of Greece(or at least almost all of Greece). 7.Alexander the Great spread the Greek civilization throughout his vast empire. 8.One of the many ancient Greek philosophers who talked about Macedonia being Greek was Stravon who said the famous phrase "Εστι μεν ουν Ελλας και η Μακεδονια" which means Macedonia is also Greece(or Macedonia is Greek as well). So if we say that Macedonians were not Greek but another race then we have to say that Spartans were not Greek either,Atheneans were not Greek either and Corinthians were not Greek either. Unfortunately the powerful nations of the world like USA,Russia and other countries have recognized Skopje or FYROM as Macedonia.You can't blame them because they want to have influence in the area supporting small states like Skopje. But next time you see a website or you hear about Macedonia,remember that there's only one and that's in Greece.Slavs with an Albanian minority in a country called FYROM have nothing to do with Macedonia and they have no right at all to call themselves that. It's as if the British claim that Samurai were English,that Tokyo was an ancient Scottish town and call Okinawa big Wales.Or as if Germans claim that Gengis Khan was their hero and Mongolia was an ancient German province.That much logic it makes.