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The Ottoman Conquest Of Bulgaria

In 1352 a detachment of Ottoman Turks sailed through Hellespont, now the Dardanelles - the strait separating Europe from Asia, and took Tsimpe, a small Byzantine fort. That is considered to have marked the beginning of the fresh offensive of…
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Epoch of the communism

Bulgaria was allied with Germany in World War I and sided with Germany again in World War II. Bulgaria avoided declaring against the Soviet Union in the second war, thus limiting its fight against the Allied Powers. In 1944, Bulgaria…
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Post-Communist Bulgaria

Bulgaria has seen six changes of government since the fall of communism in 1989, alternating between the UDF and the BSP. However, in June 2001, political developments took a new turn when the former King Simeon Saxe-Coburg II, leader of…
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