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Happy Birthday to Macedonia!

Macedonia basketball team. *Photo from Wikipedia September 8 is Independence Day, celebrates the independence of Macedonia from Yugoslavia in 1991. In the late sixth century BCE the area was incorporated into the Persian Achaemenid Empire, then annexed by the Kingdom of Macedonia in the fourth century BCE. The Romans conquered the region in the second century BCE and made it part of the much larger province of Macedonia. Macedonia remained part of the Byzantine (Eastern Roman) Empire, and was often raided and settled by Slavic peoples beginning in the sixth century CE. Following centuries of contention between the Bulgarian and