The Rising Sun In The Balkans: The Republic Of Macedonia
by International Affairs Agency
When the Republic of Macedonia voted for independence in 1991 its international
recognition was temporarily delayed by objections from Greece regarding
the use of the name Macedonia, the use of the Macedonian Sun symbol,
and Macedonia's Constitutional concerns for the Macedonian minority
in northern Greece. This book presents the arguments of both countries
and an objective, third party analysis.
Among other points, the book examines the Greek claim to exclusive
copyright, the historical arguments, the division of Macedonia in 1913
which laid the foundation for the recent problems, and the denial of
basic human rights to the Macedonian minority in Greece.
The positions of the neighbouring countries, Bulgaria, Serbia and Albania,
are also outlined.
In examining the Greek-Serbian alliance on the issue, the book places
in context the events leading up to the deployment of United Nations
and United States peacekeeping troops in Macedonia to prevent the spread
of hostilities from former Yugoslavia and possible territorial aggression.
The book also contains essential facts about Macedonia regarding population,
religion, language and the political and economic situation.
The book is written by the International Affairs Agency, a Turkish
based research centre specializing in Balkan Affairs.
It was published by Pollitecon in 1995 and having sold out was
reprinted in 2014.
The Rising Sun in the Balkans: The Republic of Macedonia is available
in Australia for $18, which includes postage and handling. Overseas
airmail is A$22.
Paperback, 84 pages, A5 size, Four colour celloglazed cover, Published
by Pollitecon Publications, 1995, Reprinted 2014, ISBN 978-0-646-20927-2
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