Bulgaria
(1,164 words)

Bulgaria

In the Balkan Wars of 1912–1913 Bulgaria had not been able to fulfill its hopes of creating an “ethnographic” Bulgaria that would include Macedonia, parts of Thrace and the Dobrudja. In the 1913 Treaty of Bucharest it was moreover forced to concede to its neighbors practically all the territory it had captured in the First Balkan War of 1912. The outbreak of the First World War seemed to offer a new opportunity for the military realization of a “Greater Bulgaria,” a dream pursued since t…

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Höpken, Wolfgang, “Bulgaria”, in: Brill’s Digital Library of World War I. Consulted online on 27 July 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-3786_dlws1_beww1_en_0094>
First published online: 2015



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