Macedonian Societies in Switzerland & The Paris Peace Conference

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  • The LION will ROAR
    Senior Member
    • Jan 2009
    • 3231

    Appeal to the Paris Peace Conference - 1919

    Macedonian people has a long and tumultuous history that has passed through any ordeal, the most difficult challenges. Ever fought for their place under the sun, constantly fought for national freedom, for independence. Macedonia was like an eternal struggle between darkness and light, which is constantly transmitted from one generation to another. Each generation has struggled under different conditions and circumstances, but with different fates.

    Ruthlessly implemented various methods of destroying the national consciousness of independence, the Macedonian people not to bow and not reconciled with rouvanjeto. Always fought against the conquerors to preserve their identity, language, church, customs, tradition, ie, all tokens that mark as a separate Macedonian nation.

    Today is unnecessary to emphasize that the Macedonians would never claim to conquer territories as do our neighbors. On the contrary, always fought and are fighting to preserve their identity and take its rightful place Europe and worldwide. Southern neighbor with the help of international and domestic pressure groups, supporters, made a successful propaganda to create a different image of our historical past. Still persistent in his intention to dounishtat state and national name and reshape history.


    The editor of the Times

    Sir - While these moments peace conference is occupied by requiring a solution to Balkan problems, two million Macedonians fear anticipate finding a satisfactory solution to the Macedonian question.

    It happened once in the Balkans in 1914, when the spark occurred and the whole world is lit. Precarious situation in Macedonia is the main cause of conflict between the Balkan states. Our neighbors do just to become masters of our unfortunate country and unfortunate Macedonian population is zhrva antagonizam.Nie their warlike tendencies are not nor are responsible for the mistakes of the Balkan diplomats in the past playing with the fate of Macedonia.

    So please you in the Peace Conference not to take into account the intrigues of Balkan diplomacy, and not allow the division of our country .- Rather, we seek annulment of the Treaty of Bucharest in 1913 and the establishment of an independent state under a protectorate of Great Powers . Such a radical solution would allow for free political and economic development of all residents in the country regardless of religion, race, language or religion.

    Independent Macedonia as a bridge linking between these states and will find ways to establish a Balkan Confederation.

    With the implementation of the principles of the Great Powers of the Entente, we in the General Council of the Macedonians in Switzerland and those in the U.S., accounting for an organized body of 50,000 young people, along with over 250,000 people in Macedonia, "which are also in a position to freely express their wishes of the majority of citizens ", we believe that the Supreme Court will bring a final solution to the Macedonian question. To realize such a solution, send the following requests to the peace conference:

    First Due to intolerable worsening situation in Macedonia, we seek to send troops immediately from the composition of the major powers to end the suffering of our brothers and sisters, who moaned under the foreign yoke. At the same time and would guarantee the principle of self-determination through a plebiscite ..

    Second To enable the delegates to the Macedonians to come to Paris to express their wishes and demands before the conference.

    Third To allow the return of Macedonian refugees scattered around the world in their native homes and opportunities for self-determination.

    I firmly believe and are confident in the efforts of the signatories to the Peace Conference, that will implement a lasting peace in the Middle East that would be dobrodatelstvo Macedonia and we will be forever in your service.

    Македонскиот народ има долга и бурна историја низ која помина секакви премрежја, најтешки предизвици.

    General Council of the Macedonian community in Switzerland.
    Professor Konstantin Stefanov
    Gordana Dimovska
    The Macedonians originates it, the Bulgarians imitate it and the Greeks exploit it!


    • julie
      Senior Member
      • May 2009
      • 3869

      An appeal that fell on deaf power ego hungry thieves ears.
      "The moral revolution - the revolution of the mind, heart and soul of an enslaved people, is our greatest task."__________________Gotse Delchev


      • George S.
        Senior Member
        • Aug 2009
        • 10116

        In these modern times the fact there are injustices committed by the greeks ,now is the time to make things right & to settle the score & stop hiding under a rock.To come out & admit the shocking attrocities once & for all.
        "Ido not want an uprising of people that would leave me at the first failure, I want revolution with citizens able to bear all the temptations to a prolonged struggle, what, because of the fierce political conditions, will be our guide or cattle to the slaughterhouse"


        • Soldier of Macedon
          Senior Member
          • Sep 2008
          • 13675

          I have merged some other threads with this one as it relates to the same topic. I suggest you read through this thread from the beginning to get a better idea of the situation and of Konstantin Stefanov.
          In the name of the blood and the sun, the dagger and the gun, Christ protect this soldier, a lion and a Macedonian.


          • Liberator of Makedonija
            Senior Member
            • Apr 2014
            • 1597

            Anyone know anymore of this supposed uprising in 1880?
            I know of two tragic histories in the world- that of Ireland, and that of Macedonia. Both of them have been deprived and tormented.


            • Liberator of Makedonija
              Senior Member
              • Apr 2014
              • 1597

              Seeking more info on these societies in Switzerland as well. Heard somewhere they were very critical of the organisations in Bulgaria which they claimed had fallen under the influence of Sofia's politicians.
              I know of two tragic histories in the world- that of Ireland, and that of Macedonia. Both of them have been deprived and tormented.