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The Nazis did not spend that much time regarding Bulgaria. The country was important for access to Greece and, eventually maybe, Turkey and the Middle East. Its tobacco kept German soldiers in cigarettes. As long as it was docile, it wasn't worth Germany's attention. That was just the way Bulgaria liked it, since in return they got territory from Yugoslovia, ...


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Unfortunately the answers here expressed earlier are wrong. Hitler hated the slavs. Hitler did NOT consider bulgarians to be slavic. "The idea that bulgarians are slavs is nonsense, bulgarians are turkomen" - A. Hitler. Hitler considered the "turkomen" to be aryans -> Hitler liked Bulgaria. It really is as simple as that.


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The 11th ed. of the Encyclopaedia Britannica (published in 1911) provides a specific answer as to when. The why can perhaps be inferred from its somewhat anti-Turkish language (tortuous, mean) and the historical events around independence in 1879. Since 1880 the city has been almost entirely renovated in the "European" style; the narrow tortuous lanes ...


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That time frame, from Sept. 8 to October 28 1944, corresponds to the time period in which Nazi forces were driven out of Bulgaria by the Red Army during the Jassy-Kishinev Offensive following the Destruction of Army Group Center in Operation Bagration. The consequent replacement of a pro-Nazi government by a pro-Soviet one would seem quite sufficient ...


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Bulgarians and Hungarians actually have very different histories. Neither one of them really could be said to have ever been Turks, although they may have borrowed some things from Medieval Turkic-speakers. Bulgarians: The current Wikipedia entry diplomatically lists 3 cultural ancestral components for Bulgarians: Thracian citizens left over from the ...


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Actually, others had not failed. 30 years earlier Ivan Ashen II had also driven the Mongols out of Bulgaria. The mountainous terrain in the central spine of the country makes it not the best terrain for the Mongol way of warfare, and totally unsuitable for their pastoral way of life. So the country was really only good for them for occasional raiding. The ...


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He didn't "repel" anything and I doubt Ivaylo defeated any significant Mongolian force. What it says in an article "Les Mongols dans les Balkans" by Gaston Cahen in Revue Historique (T. 146, Fasc. 1, 1924, pp. 55-59) is the following: La Bulgarie, apres les assenides et dans les dernieres annees de constantin, etait partagee entre les factions rivales ...



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