Makedonec is the Slavic name for Macedonian. My avatar is a badge of VMRO(IMRO) Internal Macedonian Revolutionary Organisation – formed in the 19th century by Macedonians to fight for Macedonia's independence against the Turks, and against the Hellenisation of Macedonia by the Greeks. It later fought against Serbian rule in Macedonia aswell. Today there are many offshoots of this organisation in Macedonia and Bulgaria. One of them (VMRO-DPMNE) is the ruling party in Macedonia.