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Old 09-11-2018, 06:02 AM   #7
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Originally Posted by Gocka View Post
Spot on. I also always use the French as an example.

The reality is that Europe is probably one of the worlds largest melting pots. Because of its long history, every century brought new invaders, particularly in the Balkans. We are not only one of the oldest inhabited regions in the world, but also at a crossroads of east and west.

We are probably so mixed that its impossible to boil it down to even a few origins, but there is almost no other place in Europe that is any different other than the far northern regions like Scandinavia.

Southern Europe is especially mixed. You had native populations, migrations and invasions from North Africa, Asia, Northern and Western Europe.

In the end, its all meaningless to the concept of nationality and nationhood.

We could be more Greek than the Greeks for all we know, god knows they don't look anything like the people described in their precious history.
According to Strabo Thracians were the majority in Macedonia. The original borders of Macedonia yet it still includes Mygdones, a Thracian tribe north of Chalkidiki.

Not to mention Macedonians settled all the way to India and Egypt.

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