Bulgaria and the Western powers, 1941-1944
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Published by Sofia Press in Sofia .
Written in English



  • Bulgaria,
  • Bulgaria.


  • World War, 1939-1945 -- Diplomatic history.,
  • World War, 1939-1945 -- Bulgaria.,
  • Bulgaria -- Foreign relations -- 1878-1944.

Book details:

Edition Notes

StatementJerzy Jackowicz ; [translated from the Bulgarian by Ventsislav Venkov].
LC ClassificationsD754.B9 J3213 1981
The Physical Object
Pagination67 p. ;
Number of Pages67
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3087418M
LC Control Number82189442

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Since Bulgaria, Romania, and Hungary succumbed to German pressure to become partners of the European Axis, and Turkey remained neutral until the end of World War II, this study will consider these countries but briefly. Bulgaria, approximately the size of Ohio, had a population of a little more than seven million in The military history of Bulgaria during World War II encompasses an initial period of neutrality until 1 March , a period of alliance with the Axis Powers until 9 September (on 8 September, the Red Army entered Bulgaria) and a period of alignment with the Allies in the final year of the war. Bulgaria functioned as an authoritarian state during most of World War II. This book is very good at giving a history of Bulgaria that is useful to the Bulgarian visitor. I travel to Bulgaria each year, and wish that I had been able to read this book before now. Much of what is happening in Bulgaria now is so much easier to understand with the knowledge that "A Concise History of Bulgaria" by: The Great Powers. I. Germany II. Italy III. Soviet Union IV. Great Britain. Chapter 2. Germany'. Satellites in the Balkans. I. Hungary II. Romania III. Bulgaria. Chapter 3. The Other Balkan Countries. I. Turkey II. Yugoslavia. PART TWO. THE YUGOSLAV CAMPAIGN (Operation 25) The Seizure of Western Thrace V. Capitulation of the Greek Second.

BULGARIA IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR ( - ) Bulgaria met the outbreak of WWII with a declaration of neutrality. Although the Bulgarian army did not participate in the military activities on the Balkans that started on 6 April , after the capitulation of Yugoslavia and Greece, the country annexed most of the territories with Bulgarian population from the Western outlying districts. On 1 February , the new realities of power in Bulgaria were shown when Regent Prince Kiril, former Prime Minister Bogdan Filov, and hundreds of other officials of the old regime were arrested on charges of war crimes. By June, Kirill and the other Regents, twenty-two . Bulgaria, Serbia, Greece, and Montenegro, which fought the First Balkan War against Turkey (–13). Ostensibly created to limit increasing Austrian power in the Balkans, the league was actually formed at the instigation of Russia in order to expel the Turks from the Balkans. The league Read More; Balkan Wars. In Balkan Wars. The history of Bulgaria can be traced from the first settlements on the lands of modern Bulgaria to its formation as a nation-state, and includes the history of the Bulgarian people and their origin. The earliest evidence of hominid occupation discovered in what is today Bulgaria date from at least million years ago. Around BC, a sophisticated civilization already existed which.

Bulgaria - Bulgaria - World War I: When World War I began, Bulgaria declared strict neutrality, but the tsar and a Germanophile government under Vasil Radoslavov encouraged both sides to bid for Bulgarian intervention. In this contest, the Central Powers (Austria-Hungary and the German Empire) could offer far more at the expense of Serbia, Greece, and, later, Romania than could the Triple. In September the Soviet army entered into Bulgaria which enabled later the Bulgarian Communists to seize power and establish a Communist dictatorship. Bulgaria had to fight against Germany (with a strong army in reduced to in ). More than 30 Bulgarian soldiers and officers were killed in the war. Bulgaria - Bulgaria - Government and society: In July the National Assembly adopted a new constitution establishing a parliamentary government and guaranteeing direct presidential elections, separation of powers, and freedom of speech, press, conscience, and religion. New laws allowed for the return of the properties that had been confiscated by the previous communist governments. Bulgaria's First Non-Communist Government Gains Power. A Soviet-style People's Republic was established in and Bulgaria acquired the reputation of being the most slavishly loyal to Moscow of all the East European Communist countries. The general secretary of the Bulgarian Communist Party, Todor Zhikov, resigned in after 35 years in.