3 Burst results for "Republic Macedonia"
"republic macedonia" Discussed on The EuroWhat? A Eurovision Podcast
"This is another really Solid pop song is in a contest. That just was not designed for an entry. Lake is I mean the. The first problem was north Macedonia Former Yugoslav Republic Macedonia. They chose way too early. That like I remember at the time commenting just. He's like. Oh why are they choosing so early and looked up the date up before recording. They chose on November twelfth. Two Thousand Fourteen for oh boy. Yeah for a contest that was held old at the Ama. Yeah it was. It was a late contest that year. And it's like wow that is particularly when the song is called Autumn Leaves yes autumn. Leaves is a perfect song to come out in November. Might not have the shelf life to last until May and They did revitalize it a little bit by announcing that the group Black Street was going to be the backing vocalists seemingly out of nowhere to the point where it's just like does Black Street now that there's hungry which funds story so recently at work blacks popped up in conversation and I did stop myself benching. Oh yeah they were the backing singers for your group a couple years years ago. No one in my office really needs to know that yeah. That's the main thing I remember about this is that Oh yeah. Black was the backing vocalists for reasons. Unknown Yeah I was looking at St for another I think and I think another podcast was talking about no diggity and Just other hits from what was it was that mid-nineties Wendy's were. Yeah but yeah just looking at it and seeing the lineup. It wasn't the nobody from the original. Lineup of flack street was in the iteration nation. That was performing at your vision. Which is kind of a downer? When I found out but all the more random but I I I do love that? The group has lasted long enough. That the version touring right now is none of the original members. Yeah yeah I know I feel like I just saw on on facebook in the in the WHO weekly group someone posting a poster showing a ninety s nostalgia tour. We're one of the acts is is listed as in small letters above above the main act. It's name Jen from ace of base. where it's like well we? She's not technically allowed to use the name on her own but she does need you. Remind you What band she's from right? Yeah we're just any any time where you have like one of those vocal groups where when you look at their chart of membership on Wikipedia and there's just sort of here's the first three and here's here's the current ones lily. Getting filtered in. That happened to me when I did a write up of the lifetime movie invoke. Christmas is a good movie. Deep but I think it was only like one original number from the group and I hope you liked the song. Free your mind because that was the only one that lifetime clear percents but but I mean don't go getting back to autumn leaves. It's still a really pretty song and it still gets me in the fields hearing it so Yeah Really Twenty fifteen is what am I a least favorite contests so it was a little difficult to come up with a song. I'm from this list and it's like oh I very comfortable with this choice. But what was your choice so this one. I picked Portugal's entry from that year Leonor Andrade brought as how Marquette Nocera.
"republic macedonia" Discussed on Worldly
"They changed it as a condition of joining the western alliance, which is weird to think about and involves a lot of strange histories. So Alex, take us back and help us understand what's going on here. This is one of my favorite and most frustrating European disputes. So you need to know that Macedonia as it exists was part of Yugoslavia which dissolved in nineteen Ninety-one wants Yugoslavia dissolved messing becomes its own country. And that really angered Greece for the reason that Greece has a territory in its north. That's also called Macedonia, and they think that the country has just been stealing its name on top of that. It's Greek culture, and they've just been having a fight over like who controls the real Macedonia. This actually a big deal, right? Because among other people, Sandra great hails from Macedonia and both the Greek Macedonia and the independent country of Macedonia. Claim Alexander the great as part of their heritage. So there's dispute over who gets control over these distort symbols and both sides are really riled up about it. Yeah. So Macedonia went onto join for a long time. And you can imagine why they would wanna do that Russia has been trying to have a lot of influence in its region. The Balkans for quite some time. Being a part of the alliance helps protect it from that influence, and especially of course, military invasion that gives at the space to grow as a country and for NATO. I mean, Macedonia, let's be honest. It's not going to offer a lot of military capabilities. It's not going to be that much stronger because the country is in. But what it does do is like help NATO pushback on Russia, effectively, a bigger geopolitical sites and in two thousand eight Macedonia tried they'd been trying since nineteen ninety nine to get in two thousand eight they made a concerted push and they failed because. Greece said, no, yeah. Just to put a point. I'm like, here's what you need to know about how NATO work so for a country to join all of the members have to say, yes, you'd be shocked to know as you mentioned that there was really just one leading the charge. Right. So that's the Greeks. So even if all the member said, yes, Greece goes, no in Macedonia isn't in. And so that highlighted this fight over the name, right because that was really the sticking point for why Macedonia couldn't get into the alliance. Right. And that had pretty significant political ramifications in Macedonia, people were pretty mad that and other reasons led to the election of a right populist government that did things like build Alexsandr, the great statues, and generally just pissed off Greece. Trolls. Yeah. And they were just not going to join NATO. They were particularly excited about the joining NATO either right right wing nationalists in former Soviet states generally are not super western in twenty sixteen that government got replaced by a social democratic more standard left government in Europe. And they renewed the effort to try to get into NATO they met with Greek Prime minister they sat down they talked about it. And they hammered out this compromise. Which is that message oneal change its name to north Macedonia implying that there's Greek Macedonia, which is like its own thing and the north Macedonia which is the country, and so it gets to keep its name. But also just adds an adjective, and then the Greeks are cool letting it into NATO, right? So now like, we're good. It's been years of fighting. Now, we're good. So we went from the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia to the Republic, Macedonia. And that again, even though you've we've gotten to this point you make go. This sounds crazy. But like I was in Europe in two thousand ten just studying this stuff in like, I was talking to Macedonians and Greeks about this, and they were up in arms about it all the time like that name change is everything. And it's why it really looks like the country of north Macedonia's. We should now. Call it is heading into the alliance is however. A potential stumbling block, right? So later this year in theory, every NATO government has to approve north Macedonia's entry into the alliance. They don't just do it symbolically their parliaments or congress and the American case has to approve it. We don't know what Trump thinks about this. We know that he has expressed skepticism about the US's need to defend smaller countries. He picked on Montenegro for a while. Right..
"republic macedonia" Discussed on Monocle 24: Midori House
"The Greek government was not toppled by the austerity measures inflicted by the European Union over several several years, but this a name drilled really don't deep into the a very strong sense of national pride that the Greeks have. Absolutely. And I, and I think that this whole story reminds us that in that Paul Two zero borders and national definitions are relatively new the borders were only drawn the collapse of the ultimate empire while berry one hundred years ago, the these are still in a sense ought to fischel into his that. They haven't existed for thousands of years. We. No since the collapse of Yugoslavia that when borders redrawn when national identities change, it can lead to huge amounts of passion. And a lot of bloodshed. I don't for a moment. Think that there's going to be a war between Greece and the Republic Macedonia for now. But nevertheless, you'll right of couse passions run very high. And it's you know, it it's it's easy to mock. And CEO for goodness sake on the more important things to worry about. But but the questions only density do run very deep, and they are important to people, and they can't be ignored. For a nationalist populist. That's that's the danger of them. I mean, if you whisper treaty of tree and all into the ear of a Hungarian and see what happens you, could you could really change the map of Europe. If they and there is a recidivist don't know, there's always a recidivist undercurrent in in Hungary, trying to get back all the territories lost. Then people. Remember these things. I mean, this is this is still the backlashes noodle. The after wash whatever the term is from the collapse of two empires. The Hungarian empire on the ultimate empire relatively recently in you know, the story of human history and some of those stories of not yet run locals finally continuing story Malaysia has a canoe king Sultan. Abdullah of Pahang was elected to succeed Sultan, Muhammad v just a few hours ago. He was the first monarch in the nation's history to abdicate. So this is quite a lively tale. I always find that monarchy's get sort of quite dusty and dry. But this is great fun. It's like a revolving door. It's a former ruling. Door. I mean, there is a system every five years Acton, you one and I love the election process. I don't if you if you read the election process that all the people in the room who are the heads of the provinces given to slip of paper with the name on it. Which kind of makes things simple from teaching monarchy. Rotating presidency of the European Union. It goes it's bugging his tongue and why not monarchy's by by definition or a bit bizarre. So when I have a rotating one, but I think the real fun is in in. Why did the other one abdicates? Determine not not to not to religious find that. Well, we have a Russian beauty Queen being named in. This sounds great. So he's going to he's going to put ten Ps worth of of what they think happened to Sultan Muhammed v. What if we're allowed to talk? French Chechen farm is is is that the story. This sort of thing that maybe Hello magazine could villa fan..