Macedonia country did not called MACEDONIA it called Former Y'ugoslav' Republic of Macedonia and if you doubt reed this https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Republic_of_Macedonia at wikipediaVerverisd (talk) 08:48, December 4, 2016 (UTC)
- Rodolphus is correct. We use the name that a country is referred to within Harry Potter canon sources, which is generally the country's informal/common name, not its official/formal name. Thus, we have articles titled Australia, China, and Russia, not "Commonwealth of Australia", "People's Republic of China", and "Russian Federation", because in all cases those countries were referred to by their common names in HP canon.
- The only canonical reference to the country of Macedonia to date is a label on a map of the Adriatic region included in an issue of the Daily Prophet that was featured in one of the Harry Potter films. This is obviously a reference to the country of Macedonia since it's labelling the country's current borders on a map. There's been no canonical reference to the Greek region region of Macedonia to date. In the event there is a reference to the Greek region in HP canon, we'd simply disambiguate the articles by adding parenthetical descriptions to the titles, e.g. "Macedonia (country)" and "Macedonia (region of Greece)." Similarly, the article Georgia is about the U.S. state, but if there's ever a canonical reference to the country Georgia, we'll have "Georgia (country)" and "Georgia (U.S. state)."
- I had to do some Christmas shopping yesterday, but when I got home, I did some reading, and I learned that the use of the name "Macedonia" to refer to the country is a political issue in Greece for a number of reasons. I didn't know that before. But we're a wiki that seeks to document a media franchise primarily aimed at a young audience. This isn't really the right venue to cover real-world controversies that aren't touched upon in or relevant to HP canon. ★ Starstuff (Owl me!) 18:48, December 4, 2016 (UTC)
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