As the Irish patriot Roger Casement (executed by the British after the 1916 uprising in Ireland) put it:
“I know of two tragic histories in the world - that of Ireland and that of Macedonia. Both of them have been deprived and tormented.”
Casement was speaking primarily of the Macedonians who then inhabited the lands that fell within the borders of the ancient Macedonian homeland.
From the book “Macedonia and Greece: The Struggle to Define a New Balkan Nation” by John Shea, 1997, page 8.