Denial of rights to sovereign nations
Non-recognition of state's rights
In 1992, the former Yugoslav republic of Macedonia applied for membership to the United Nations under the title of the Republic of Macedonia, which they claimed as their constitutional name. Greece, in protest of the application, opposed the creation of a state calling itself Macedonia, as the title suggests territorial ambitions against the nearby Greek province of Macedonia. By the end of 1992, the former Yugoslav republic had not been recognized by the UN, which left them unprotected from the threat of Serbian aggression.