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In fact, up until 1944 the region occupied by what is today referred to as FYROM was called Vardar - or Southern Serbia. It was Josip Broz Tito who gave the region the name Macedonia - mainly in order to spite Greece by giving Yugoslavia some type of "claim" to Greek Macedonia. This was probably part of his grand plan to create a Balkan Federation - which never made it off the drawing board.
by vladimir on Fri Mar 20th, 2009 at 03:06:53 PM EST

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