Geographically and historically, the Republic of Macedonia is part of the Balkans, a region marked by conflict and tension. The centuries that it stood amidst civilizations and empires have enriched this corner of Europe with traditions and cultures. Despite their originality and creativity, however, the nations of the Balkans have never succeeded to stand on their own feet either economically or politically.
The Republic of Macedonia: An Atypical Balkan Country,
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