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Lockout Heroes: Bo McCalebb

 

Macedonia is the only part of the former Yugoslavia that hasn’t been ravaged by major conflict, but it’s always been on the brink. It’s a Christian nation with a bubbling Muslim population. Albanians in the northwestern corner of the country started an insurgency when they staged a mortar attack on a police station in the small town of Tearce in 2001.

The insurgency was soon quelled by an international community that has never accepted Macedonia under its own terms. It was admitted into the European Union in 1993 as the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia instead of its preferred name of Republic of Macedonia because Greece essentially is being a pain in the ass. Continue Reading

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Lockout Heroes: Bo McCalebb

 

Macedonia is the only part of the former Yugoslavia that hasn’t been ravaged by major conflict, but it’s always been on the brink. It’s a Christian nation with a bubbling Muslim population. Albanians in the northwestern corner of the country started an insurgency when they staged a mortar attack on a police station in the small town of Tearce in 2001.

The insurgency was soon quelled by an international community that has never accepted Macedonia under its own terms. It was admitted into the European Union in 1993 as the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia instead of its preferred name of Republic of Macedonia because Greece essentially is being a pain in the ass. Continue Reading