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Skopje’s most significant new monument — and the unofficial symbol of Macedonia’s pursuit of new identity — is the infamous “Warrior on a Horse” statue. The unveiling of the 24-meter monument took place in 2012 to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the country’s independence. This symbolic gesture reignited a long-running conflict with Greece over the statue’s uncanny resemblance to established images of Alexander the Great. The Greek government strongly oppose any foreign claims on the historical figure, believing the ancient ruler to be a piece of exclusively Greek heritage. This cultural disagreement, as well as unresolved arguments regarding Macedonia’s name, has provoked Greece to bar the country from joining both NATO and EU, sparking long-lasting political isolation

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