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Should the Republic of Macedonia change its name?
The Republic of Macedonia
should change its name.
The name is associated with an
existing province of Greece
It is in the interests of the Republic to join NATO and the European Union, neither of which is possible without it changing its name.
The name 'Macedonia' obviously implies, and
was intentionally adopted to promote
, irredentist claims against Greece.
The name "Macedonia" implies connection to the ancient Greek Macedonian kingdoms.
Macedonia is the name of a region, not of a national identity.
No country should be allowed (and in this case is even supported by the EU) to
another country to change its name and Greece is even forcing to change Macedonia's Constitution.
A nation can have whatever name it wants.
National Macedonians consider themselves descendants of the ancient Macedonian kingdom.
The Republic of Macedonia is the successor state of the Socialist Republic of Macedonia.
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