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Just for the sake of keeping it simple, bear in mind that the language spoken in Skopje is essentially Bulgarian, which is called Macedonian for convenience, and that the most powerful political minority is led by IMRO, the Internal Macedonian Revolutionary Organization, which historically favors a Greater Bulgaria, while the largest national minority is Albanian and Muslim, and does not care what the republic is called as long as a part of it is one day denominated as either Illyria or Greater Albania.
The Ilinden-Preobrazhenie Uprizing was an organized revolt against the Ottoman Empire prepared and carried out by the Bulgarian Macedonian-Adrianople Revolutionary Committee (BMORK), later renamed Internal Macedonian-Adrianople Revolutionary Organization (VMORO), and then only Internal Macedonian Revolutionary Organization (VMRO).
Dragi Karev is known for erecting in his house yard in Veles monuments of Todor Alexandrov and Ivan Mihaylov, leaders of the VMRO, the Internal Macedonian Revolutionary Organization from the early 20th century that in some stages of its development aspired to integrate Macedonia with Bulgaria.
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