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World's News (Sydney, NSW : 1901 - 1955), Saturday 24 October 1903, page 10

MACEDONIA. â–

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In every the

MILITARY

GLORIOUS

rs

progress the

Europe

HISTORY.

(or freedom

war

which

has

marked

in south-eastern of emancipation have taken Macedonians part. Mace

fought side by side with the Greek3 during the long and bitter struggle for Grecian donians

to render

Servians

through

swarmed

Macedonians passes

the

When

Independence.

assistance; when

revolted,

mountain the Bulgarian

the

to hurried broke out, Macedonians to stand side by side to fight, and, if necessary die with men of an alien race having nothing in of the but hatred with themselves common With every revolt in European Turkish yoke. the Mace Turkey for the last three centuries donians have sympathised; they have sent men

rebellion

to

aid

recuuu

tuÂŤ

promise

cess.

vians, are

insur

iiwu

least

and

every

(

of

"<

sue-

Greeks, Ser Bulgarians,

'

Armenians

even

their debtors, but

Macedonians the themselves (s%ys an American

though

writer), aiding others

still are freedom, under the rule of the which power savage to

nearly 1000 years has blighted the fair for

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World's News (Sydney, NSW : 1901 - 1955), Saturday 24 October 1903, page 10 (2)

est

portions

of

two

continents. is not It strange that the Macedonians It revolt. should

would

be

stranger

if

they did not. A free, brave, liberty-loving people, they have for been subjected ages the most odious, detestable, the most to

the

most

form

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World's News (Sydney, NSW : 1901 - 1955), Saturday 24 October 1903, page 10 (3) of tyranny to the world the limits of

ing form known

outside the Turkish

Empire.

political despotism Is bad enough, a re

A

ligious

is

despotism

intoler able, yet the Turkish both. rule combines

well

-

nigh

English

A great writer once

in

said, that

substance,

men

to makeshift: could live under the rule of

tyrant but bauchee,

not

en

busybody.

a

Turkish

The

Govern of that

is

ment

debauchee exercised

bodies, so

.human

could

nature dure

de

or

a

a

tyrant,

-

by

busy

persistent,

so

meddlesome,

so

the

in

troublesome

â&#x20AC;&#x201D;*

life of existence

daily affairs as

to

make

Itself

Servians there was the ages the

not

were

rounding

ritory

unendurable

an

donians

1

and look

more

burden

always the powerful

proudly

back

to

Servian

The Mace slaves of sur The nations. when Bulgarians to

the

days

Empire; the when of the ter Bulgaria ruled most once In comprised European Turkey;

Greeks

a

to

peninsula gave

the to

golden the

world

age

when

the

little

its art, its letters,

its science, and philosophy. Macedonia, too, has a glorious past, for from the plains and val leys. from the mountain slopes and crags of the

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in the vilayets of Salo and nica came Monastir the men who marched to certain victory under Alexander the Great. The tremendous growth of Macedonian power the short reign of Alexander was of one during the marvels of all history. From a comparatively

country

now

comprised

insignificant State, disadvantageous^ situated, no natural and boundaries therefore having to attack or incursion, having neither art, open letters, Macedonia science, nor became tho of the world

in a time

short and under so circumstances extraordinary that the story reads like a chapter from an Oriental fairy tale. fell to piece* im The empire of Alexander mediately after his death, and from tho same that about the downfall of causes brought Power

Persia.

k

i

[

'

*

I

1

There

was

no

so

coherence

among

the

it, and soon as different element* composing as the influence of one predominating mind wus the But the whole State removed collapsed. have never Macedonians forgotten the one glori Macedonian ous history, and period in their to revolt to-<?ay incite their hearers orators against the Turk by stories of the Granicus aud of Arbela and the death of the l8sus, by songs

>

Persian

King.

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Macedonia: Its Glorious Military History (1903)  

In every war for freedom which has marked the progress of emancipation in south-eastern Europe the Macedonians have taken part. Macedonians...

Macedonia: Its Glorious Military History (1903)  

In every war for freedom which has marked the progress of emancipation in south-eastern Europe the Macedonians have taken part. Macedonians...

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