History of Macedonia
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hry mdas
2013-10-25 02:37:20 UTC
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Surviving from 7000 to 5500 BCE, this Early Neolithic
settlement was occupied for over a thousand years.

The Middle Neolithic period (c. 5500 to 4500 BC)

The Late Neolithic period (c. 4500 to 3500 BC)

Ancient Macedonia (500 BC to 146 BC)
By 500 BC, the ancient kingdom of Macedon was centered
somewhere between the southern slopes of Lower Olympus
and the lowest reach of the Haliakmon River

Under Philip II and Alexander the Great, the kingdom
of Macedonia forcefully expanded, placing the whole of
the region of Macedonia under their rule. Alexander's
conquests produced a lasting extension of Hellenistic
culture and thought across the ancient Near East,
but his empire broke up on his death. His generals
divided the empire between them, founding their own
states and dynasties. The kingdom of Macedon was
taken by Cassander, who ruled it until his death
in 297 BC. At the time, Macedonian control over the
Thracoillyrian states of the region slowly waned,
although the kingdom of Macedonia remained the most
potent regional power. This period also saw several
Celtic invasions into Macedonia. However, the Celts
were each time successfully repelled by Cassander,
and later Antigonus, leaving little overall influence
on the region.

6th Century the Byzantine-macedonian dominions were subject to
frequent raids by various Slavic-speaking populations
overturning Macedonia's Greek ethnic composition

Tito's designs on Macedonia were asserted as early as
August 1944, when in a proclamation he claimed that
his goal was to reunify "all parts of Macedonia,
divided in 1912 and 1913 by Balkan imperialists

In 1991, the (then Socialist) Republic of Macedonia
held a referendum on independence which produced an
overwhelming majority in favor of independence
2013-11-20 16:28:16 UTC
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