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Old 09-12-2018, 09:32 AM   #12
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The majority of historic Macedonia is highly insulated. The majority of Vardar and Pirin Macedonians lived up in the mountains up until after WW2, a mere 70 years ago. They would have been insulated from much of the invading hordes over the centuries. It took the Turks centuries to reach the places like Jablanica.

Genetically speaking from the time of Alexander and backwards, why would any peoples of the Balkan peninsula have been significantly different? They would have had common ancestors, mythology aside.

The Greek city states were more metropolitan and attracted people from all over. After the Roman invasions they were completely overrun with influxes of people from all over the Roman empire. To the point where even the Greek language and identity was lost. That was 2000 years ago. What of all the invaders after that?

Macedonians probably have more roots in those ancient peoples, who many would consider "Greeks", than the inhabitants of Greece proper.

Greek culture and language has found a way to live on, mostly through others, but this idea that We are just Slavs, and they are decedents of the ancients is not even laughable, its moronic.

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Originally Posted by Tomche Makedonche View Post
I think in some respects there is more truth to that than anyone of us would care to admit...
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