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  History of Bulgaria
The history of the following period shows a succession of struggles with the Greeks, the Servians, and the Hungarians, of internal wars for the possession of the throne, and of religious disturbances, as, for instance, those consequent on the spread of the Bogomili and the Hesychasts, all of which weakened the State.
As Bulgaria emerged from the throes of communism, it experienced a period of social and economic unrest that culminated in a severe economic and financial crisis in late 1996-early 1997.
Bulgaria officially became a member of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization on March 29, 2004 after depositing its instruments of treaty ratification in Washington, DC and hopes for a full membership in the European Union by 2007.
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 Discover Bulgaria
The territory of Bulgaria is 110 000 sq.
In the Southern and South-Western parts of Bulgaria are situated the highest mountain within the Balkan Peninsula – Rila, with highest peak Musala – 2925m, and the second highest mountain with wonderful conditions for winter sports – Pirin with highest peak Vihren – 2914m.
The capital of Bulgaria is Sofia, which lies on the foot of the beautiful Vitosha Mountain where the highest peak is Cherni vrah – 2290m.
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 Bulgaria - HISTORY
From the ninth until the fourteenth century, Bulgaria was a dominant force in the Balkans because of its aggressive military tradition and strong sense of national identity.
Bulgaria remained economically dependent on the Byzantine Empire, and the widespread Bogomil heresy opposed the secular Bulgarian state and its political ambitions as work of the devil.
The country was tied to the former for economic reasons and because Germany promised territorial revision for Bulgaria, and to the latter because Boris was married to the daughter of King Victor Emmanuel III of Italy.
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 History Culture in Bulgaria
During the reign of Simeon’s successor Bulgaria was weakened by internal fights for the throne and in 1018 after long years of war the country fell under Byzantium.
Bulgaria took part in the Balkan War (1912) and fought together with Serbia and Greece for the freedom of Thrace and Macedonia.
Bulgaria won that war, but in the subsequent war among the allies (1913) it was defeated by Romania, Turkey and its earlier allies resulting in territorial losses.
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 History of Bulgaria - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The history of Bulgaria as a separate country began in the 7th century with the arrival of the Bulgars and the foundation of the First Bulgarian Empire together with the local seven Slavic tribes, a union recognized by Byzantium in 681.
By the late 9th and the beginning of the 10th century, Bulgaria extended to Epirus and Thessaly in the south, Bosnia in the west and controlled the whole of present-day Romania and eastern Hungary to the north.
History of: Albania • Andorra • Armenia • Austria • Azerbaijan • Belarus • Belgium • Bosnia and Herzegovina •
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 A short history of Bulgaria
In 1396 Bulgaria is annexed by the Ottoman Empire.
This regime falls in 1944 and Bulgaria is occupied by the USSR.
Bulgaria is ruled by the Bălgarska Komunističeska Partija (Bulgarian Communist Party, BKP) of Georgi Dimitrov.
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 Bulgaria Holiday Rentals - Bulgaria History   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
Under Roman rule Bulgaria was divided between the provinces of Moesia and Thrace and lay athwart the main land route from the west to the Middle East.
Bulgaria lagged behind its neighbours, Serbia and Greece, in the creation of a movement for independence; but, by the time of the Russo-Turkish War (1877-78), a movement known as the National Revival had brought about a widespread sense of Bulgarian identity.
Bulgaria was technologically proficient (due to Moscow's funding and training) through the 1980s; it was considered the "Silicon Valley of the Soviet Bloc." Food was abundant in Bulgaria's markets and the wine trade was booming.
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 Bulgaria History   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
Bulgaria was initially a part of the Byzantine Empire.
Bulgaria remained a member of the empire until 1878 when it became partially independent.
Bulgaria participated in the Balkans Wars, which resulted in its loss of territory.
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The Bogomils of Bulgaria were a religious sect who practised a radical dualistic doctrine, severe asceticism and imitation of the apostles' lives.
In 1396, despite desperate resistance by the town of Vidin, the rest of the country was conquered and Bulgaria became the province of Roumelia in the Ottoman Empire.
Bulgaria was ruled by a government led by the Agrarian party under Alexander Stamboliiski.
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 The Virtual Jewish History Tour - Bulgaria
Eliezer, became archbishop of the diocese of Ochrida and Primate of Bulgaria.
Jewish refugees came to Bulgaria from Bavaria, which had banished them in 1470, and, according to various travelers, Judeo-German was heard for a long time in the streets of Sofia.
Bulgaria strictly follows the political line of the U.S.S.R., including its attitude to Israel and diplomatic ties continue to be severed.
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 History of Bulgaria
The state of Bulgaria has 1300 years old history and according to the statistics it is ranked third (after Greece and Italy) for the number of its archaeological monuments.
Bulgaria was once one of the 3 biggest empires in Europe among the Frankish, and the Byzantine (it spanned between the Mediterranean, the Black, and the White Seas).
Bulgaria, in its modern history never lost a battle and never lost a flag, captured by its enemies' armies.
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 Bulgaria: History
Bulgaria crumbled under the attacks of a reinvigorated Byzantium in the 10th cent., and in 1018 it was annexed by Emperor
The monarchy was abolished, and in 1946 Bulgaria was proclaimed a republic with Georgi
Bulgaria became a member of NATO in Mar., 2004, and a little more than a year later the country signed an accession treaty with the European Union that called for its admission in 2007.
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 Tourism Bulgaria - Explore Bulgaria - History
Bulgaria's name is derived from a Turkic people, the Bulgars, who originated in the steppe north of the Caspian Sea.
Although the name Bulgaria is not of Slavic origin, the Slavic people, who had entered the Balkan Peninsula earlier, absorbed the invading Turkic people and were, in large measure, the precursors of the present-day Bulgarians.
Bulgaria's involvement in these wars was partly due to its ambitions for an outlet to the Aegean Sea and its desire to annex Macedonian and Thracian territory held by Greece, Yugoslavia, and Turkey.
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 A Brief History of Bulgaria
Bulgaria was forced to surrender some of its territory.
Furthermore Bulgaria was not allowed to have more than 20,000 men in her army and she was forced to pay reparations (a form of compensation for the war).
Bulgaria declared on Germany on 7 September 1944 (with effect from 8 September).
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 The Economy and Economic History of Bulgaria
Bulgaria had reasons to align itself either with the Central Power coalition of the German Empire and the Austro-Hungarian Empire or the Entente of the Empires of Britain, France and Russia.
Bulgaria and the Commencement of World War II From the end of World War I Bulgaria's major trading partner was Germany.
Bulgaria in World War II Bulgaria participated in the German invasions of Greece and Yugoslavia only to the extent of occupying Thrace and Macedonia, territories to which Bulgaria had some historical claim.
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 History of Modern Bulgaria : Communist Regime
Bulgaria closely followed the Soviet Union in its domestic and foreign policies; after the expulsion of Yugoslavia from the Cominform in 1948, Bulgaria sided with the USSR.
Bulgaria aided the USSR in the invasion of Czechoslovakia in 1968.
Bulgaria had now joined the rest of Eastern Europe in removing the old communist guard and embarking on the road to democracy.
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 Bulgaria History & Bulgaria Culture | iExplore.com
Despite a turbulent history, Bulgaria is the oldest surviving state in Europe to have kept its original name (since AD681) and most of the population are descendants of the Bulgar invasion of the south Danube around that time.
Bulgaria’s territory in Macedonia was then overrun by the Serbs – then the rising power in the Balkans.
Bulgaria was a stable province of the Empire, until the rise of Russia as a major player on the European scene under Catherine the Great in the 18th century; Russian strategy hinged upon its self-proclaimed role as protector of the Orthodox Christian communities within the Ottoman Empire.
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 The history of Bulgaria
Bulgaria was established in 681 by Khan Asparuh.
Bulgaria was an outlet on three seas - the Black sea, Aegean Sea and the Adriatic.
The national pride was smashed by the Berlin congress, which separated the independent lands of Bulgaria to Principality of Bulgaria and Eastern Roumelia- under the political and military domination of the Ottoman Empire.
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 Bulgaria | Bulgaria news
Bulgaria's capital celebrated Monday St. Sofia Day, the date when the Orthodox world pays homage to the Holy Martyrs Sofia and her three daughters Faith, Hope and Love.
Bulgaria is “on the right track” for EU entry in 2007, European justice commissioner Franco Frattini has signalled.
Rescue teams from Bulgaria, Greece, Hungary, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia are participating in the drill, which is aimed at improving co-ordination and interoperability of EU and SEE states in dealing with terror threats.
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 About Bulgaria - History
The history of Bulgaria is divided into four major periods: First Bulgarian kingdom (AD 681 –; 1018); Second Bulgarian kingdom (AD 1185 – 1396); Third Bulgarian kingdom (1878 –; 1945), and Modern Bulgaria.
After the restoration of national statehood in 1878 Bulgaria was a constitutional monarchy with a democratic government and a rapidly developing economy.
Bulgaria was the only ally of Hitler's Germany which did not allow the killing of its Jewish citizens.
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 History of Bulgaria - Best of Bulgaria Property Services
The territory of Bulgaria has been inhabited since the earliest historical times: the Stone Age and the Chalcolithic Age.
In the second half of the 7th century, the Proto-Bulgarians - an ethnic community of Turkic origin - settled on the territory of the present-day Northeastern Bulgaria.
Under Khan Kroum (803-814 AD) Bulgaria bordered with the empire of Carl the Great to the west, and to the east the Bulgarian troops reached the walls of Constantinople, the capital of the Byzantine Empire.
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 Destination Bulgaria » Blog Archive » Bulgaria history   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
Antiquity is considered to have come to an end in the territory of contemporary Bulgaria at the end of 3rd century A.D. with the establishment of the Byzantine Empire as an independent state, also known as the Eastern Roman Empire.
Bulgaria was also strongly influenced by the Russo-Turkish wars waged in the 19th century.
An independent Principality of Bulgaria subject to the Sultan was established on the territory north of the Balkan Mountains, including the region of Sofia.
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 History of Bulgaria, traditions and culture
A flight to Bulgaria can be as short as two and a half hours from a choice of local airports, making Bulgaria an ideal choice for buying a property.
Steeped in history, connected to ancient civilisations, the Roman and Byzantine empires, today, Bulgaria is left holding priceless art and architecture preserved throughout the centuries.
Rural tourism is an important sector for tourism for Bulgaria and Homes in Bulgaria would welcome any comments or suggestions our investors may have that will bring new funding and tourists to the rural villages of Bulgaria.
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 Bulgaria - ENCYCLOPEDIA - The History Channel UK
Under the constitution of 1991 Bulgaria is a parliamentary republic with an elected president and 15 ministers.
Bulgaria crumbled under the attacks of a reinvigorated Byzantium in the 10th cent., and in 1018 it was annexed by Emperor Basil II Byzantine domination was weakened by the invasions of the Pechenegs
The monarchy was abolished, and in 1946 Bulgaria was proclaimed a republic with Georgi Dimitrov
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 A Concise History of Bulgaria - Cambridge University Press   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
Bulgaria is slated to become a member of the European Union in 2007, yet its history is amongst the least well known in the rest of the continent.
The text and illustrations trace the rich and dramatic story from pre-history, through the days when Bulgaria was the centre of a powerful medieval empire and the five centuries of Ottoman rule, to the cultural renaissance of the nineteenth century and the political upheavals of the twentieth, upheavals which led Bulgaria into three wars.
The new and updated edition includes the years from 1995 to 2004, a vital period in which Bulgaria endured financial meltdown, set itself seriously on the road to reform, elected its former King as prime minister, and finally secured membership of NATO and admission to the European Union.
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 History of Tatarstan. Volga Bulgaria
The capital of Volga Bulgaria town Bolgar in X-XIV centuries was built of stone and brick.
In 922 the Embassy from Baghdad came to Bulgaria and the congress of Bulgarian tribes adopted Islam as the state religion.
The characteristic elements of Bulgaria culture were the jewellery of gold, silver, bronze, copper; pottery with engraved ornament; metal open-work decorations; bronze locks in the form of animals; leather goods; clothes decorated with beads and silver.
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