Azure9920 wrote:I get a "page not found" error.
alright, i'll find the article and past it on here.
So, folk dancing is the only indicator of culture?
lol, of course not. but the fact is, german culture today is pretty much american culture. i used folk dancing as an example because german folk is apart of their culture. they have their own costumes, own dances, etc... but don't practice it like albanians or even the 2nd rate bulgaric admixtues of serbians that are called fyromians.
Which is exactly why they've dominated the sport.
there are 2,000,000 albanians outside of "albania." two of them are champions of the two top kickboxing divisions. there is currently one boxing gym in albania and that is in durres. i think they might have opened one in tirana by now but i haven't heard of any. in that one gym, an IBC middleweight comes out. now think about it, you have the germans, 150,000,000 people i believe. 51mn in america and 75mn in germany alone. now both america and germany have boxing gyms anywhere around any city in both countries. so why is an albanian germany's top boxer? why do 2,000,000 albanians in the western world exceed 126mn germans in germany and america?
What, about Alexander being an Albanian?
1- Prove it.
2- That has nothing to do with the modern day. Hell, you don't even have irrefutable proof that modern day Albanians are in fact descendants of the Illyrian tribes.
Or, even better...the possibility that Albania could raise 500,000 troops during Hoxha's era?
of course we don't have proof. i mean an illyrian tribe was named albani for no reason. just so happens, that tribe was right where current day albania is. how relevent for me. but, illyrians were not albanians. prove alexander was albanian? how about the fact that his military included many illyrians and the fact that he invaded anything in his sight except for illyria itself.
the possibility? there you going taking credit away from something that deserves it. there was no "possibility." it was a fact, it was practiced many times. the national siren would go off and everyone would run to their post. it wasen't a possibility. it was a tested fact that it could happen. now, imagine albania was 80mn people like germany instead of 3mn and take that same fact.
Again, better a Serb, Bulgarian or Serbo-Bulgarian(Macedonian) than a Albanian.
Second, American culture is more dominant in the Balkans than it is in Germany. Also there are 55 million people in the states of German ancestry and the Brits also stem from Germanic tribes so you go figure how stupid it was saying German culture is American.
Third, as I said, for a country on the Adriatic you're more fucked up than Iraq. A plain shithole. One boxing gym in all of Albania? And I thought Albanians were big tough guys?
In Stip, there are about 15-20 boxing gyms which are also karate, kickboxing and weightlifting and cardio gyms as a whole.
The closest one to my house in Stip is beside my best friend's house which is right beside mine, we share one of those stone ice cream twist mafia thingy fences. That one is owned by a karateka which was under house arrest and now there's a court case and everything for raping and filming several girls, including underaged.
The closest boxing gym is in the high school across city hall down from me.
They train karate in the same places they play soccer and basketball --- the other high school and the elementary school beside the high school beside city hall.
In the fire department, they have a gym. All those guys I've posted pictures of have trained there, wrestling especially.
One of the exercises they do which UFC fighters aren't capable of doing are having eachother on their shoulders and running upwards on the Isar hill on those stairs which are on a 70 degree angle.
Third, before continuing to how Alexander was Albanian you have to prove how Albanians have anything to do with Illiryans at all. You forgot how mixed the Balkans is. Macedonians aren't pure Ancient Macedonian and we do have alot in common with Serbs and Bulgarians. In a Macedonian magazine, there's an article about a baby girl born in Macedonia to a Serb father and Bulgarian mother, guess what they called it? Macedonian.
You're also part Illiryan. I've seen Albanians in real life as well as those Turks that live in the mountains in Macedonia. You both have in common more than you do of anything Illiryan. The Vlachs have more to do with the Illiryans.
Also don't count geography as anything. Just because the Albani tribe was based where Albania is today, you can't claim it as Albanian. There is also an Albania in the Caucauses and you people remind me more of Azerbaijani's than of anything Balkan. Milosevic belonged to some old Montegrin tribe yet he was a Serbian nationalist and while that happened, Arkan was born in Slovenia yet he fought against the Slovenes. Just as you said, there's no such thing as being Macedonian in Macedonia if you're Albanian. This is why there's...Slav Macedonian? I don't care, I'm an Aegean.
To be honest, I don't know who put this nonsense into your head. I don't hate the Albanians in Albania and Greece, I hate the Albanians in Macedonia and Kosovo.
So technically I'm not supposed to hate you, there's alot of good people from Tirana...and then there's alot of good Kosovo and Macedonian shiptars.
It's just you who makes problems.