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Old 09-24-2008, 01:02 PM   #1
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Exclamation Macedonian "Yankee" in the I World War

As Macedonian immigrants arrived to U.S. they were living the full freedom od self determination.

From the beginning of the I World War in 1914, the U.S.A. holded up a neutral position and managed to kept itself away being involved in the "Big War".

But that position was abandoned in 1917, when 24 millions od American recruits were sent to participate in the war.

Among those recruits were soldiers of Macedonian origin from Ohio.

Facing the opportunity to declare themself as "Bulgarians" and to avoid the recruitation, they chosed to remain Macedonians, and gave their lives in the war.

According to the proclamation of the President of the U.S.A., Woodrow Wilson, all man of German origin, including the allies of Germany, were declared as alienated enemies and were discharged from army service.

So, Bulgaria as a German ally was included in this proclamation of the U.S. President. All man of Bugarian origin were released from the recruitation.

These brave Macedonians, chosed to fight in this war along with the American troops, and to die only as MACEDONIANS

PointOfInterest: 1924 State of MACEDONIA



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