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Macedonia (FYROM)

The Republic of Macedonia is located in the Balkan Peninsula in southeast Europe. Once a part of Yugoslavia, it declared independence in 1991. Macedonia has been a member state of the United Nations (UN) since 1993. There is a dispute with Greece regarding this country’s name, so the UN refers to Macedonia as the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM). Surrounded by Kosovo, Serbia, Bulgaria, Albania, and Greece, the country is landlocked. The nation has 50 lakes and 16 mountains that are higher than 6,562 feet. Macedonia has applied for North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) membership and is a candidate for joining the European Union. The country was seriously destabilized during the Kosovo War of 1999, when approximately 360,000 refugees fled Kosovo and went to ...

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