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Once a Thief by Michele Hauf. Hot Pursuit by Kathryn Jensen. In a German prince, Charles of. Hohenzollern, came to rule over the country, the first sign of German. During the first half of the nineteenth century there took place a. In a history of. Bulgaria was published by a native of that country in Moscow; in the. It must be remembered that not only was nothing known at that time about. Bulgaria and its inhabitants in other countries, but the Bulgars had. The Bulgarian people in Bulgaria. Greeks, who vied with the Turks in suppressing Bulgarian nationality. The two committees of Odessa and Bucarest which promoted the enlightenment.

It was the ecclesiastical question which was solved first. Porte had promised religious reforms tending to the appointment of. Bulgarian bishops and the recognition of the Bulgarian language in Church. But these not being carried through, the Bulgarians took the. The same year an attempt was made to. In , the growing agitation having at last. The Bulgarian. Church was made free and national and was to be under an Exarch who should. Greeks, conscious what a blow this would be to their supremacy, managed. Meanwhile revolutionary outbreaks began to increase, but were always put.

The most notable was that of , instigated by. Stambulov, the future dictator, in sympathy with the outbreak in. Montenegro, Hercegovina, and Bosnia of that year; the result of this and. The indignation of Europe was aroused and.


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Pasha disarmed his opponents by summarily introducing the British. Russia had, however, steadily been. Emperor Alexander II, whose patience had become exhausted; he was joined. At the beginning. The committee of Bucarest transformed. The Turks,. They failed,. August, and after this they became demoralized and their resistance.

The Russians, helped by the Bulgarians and Rumanians,. Plevna, after a three months' siege, in December, occupied Sofia and. Philippopolis in January , and pushed forward to the walls of. The Turks were at their last gasp, and at Adrianople, in March ,. Ignatiyev dictated the terms of the Treaty of San Stefano, by which a. This treaty, which on ethnological grounds was tolerably just, alarmed the. Austria-Hungary, the latter shortsightedly those of Turkey, replaced it. By its terms Bulgaria was cut into three parts; northern. Bulgaria, between the Danube and the Balkans, was made an autonomous.

Eastern Rumelia Rumili was the name always given by the Turks to the. Christian governor appointed by the Porte; Macedonia was left to Turkey;. The relations between the Russians and the Bulgarians were better before. What so often happens in the relationships of individuals happened in. Russia naturally enough expected. Bulgaria to be grateful for the really large amount of blood and treasure.

Bulgaria was no. It is often assumed by Russophobe writers that. Russia wished and intended to make a Russian province of Bulgaria, but. Empire, the existence between the two of the compact and vigorous national. That Russia should wish to have a controlling voice in the destinies of. Bulgaria and in those of the whole peninsula was natural, and it was just. The eventual. The Bulgarians, whatever the origin and the ingredients of their. Nevertheless, they have never been enthusiastic. Pan-Slavists, any more than the Dutch have ever been ardent Pan-Germans;.

The Bulgarians indeed think themselves superior to the Slavs by. These latter, on the other hand, and. What is certain is that between Bulgarians and Germans. German and Magyar and Slav wherever the two races are contiguous, from. Austria-Hungary and Germany, during the last decade, to the detriment of.

The reason is. Austria-Hungary and Germany felt an instinctive and perfectly. It is not too much to say, in summing up, that Russian influence, which. Stefano, reaped the benefit, especially the commercial benefit, of the war. Intellectually, and especially as regards the. Slavonic both in substance and form, Russian influence was especially.

Politically, both Russia and Bulgaria aiming at the same. The first Bulgarian Parliament met in under trying conditions. Russian and Bulgarian hopes had been dashed by the Treaty of Berlin. Russian influence was still paramount, however, and the viceroy controlled. An ultra-democratic constitution. For a.

The choice fell on Prince Alexander of Battenberg, nephew. Russian army. Prince Alexander was conscientious, energetic, and. From the very first he failed to keep on good terms. II in , recommended him to insist on being made dictator, which he. But when he found that this only meant an increase of. Russian influence he reverted to parliamentary government in September. Meanwhile the question of eastern Rumelia, or rather southern Bulgaria,. A vigorous agitation for the. Russia frowned on this independence of spirit. Serbia, under King Milan,. Treaty of Berlin, had arbitrarily confined Serbia to its inadequate limits.

On November 13 King Milan declared war, and began to march on Sofia, which. Prince Alexander, the bulk. On November 18 took place the battle of Slivnitsa, a small town about. Prince Alexander, after hard fighting, took Pirot in Serbia on. November 27, having refused King Milan's request for an armistice, and was.

Bulgaria had to obey, and on March 3,. Prince Alexander's position did not improve after this, indeed. A strong Russophile party formed. Bessarabia; telegraphic orders came from St. Petersburg, in answer to. August 26 he found himself at Lemberg. But those who had carried out this. Nevertheless his position was hopeless; the Emperor. Alexander III forced him to abdicate, and on September 7, , he left. Bulgaria for good, to the regret of the majority of the people. He died in. Austria, in , in his thirty-seventh year. At his departure a regency. Stambulov was born at Tirnovo in and was of humble origin.

He took. From till he was. He was intensely patriotic and also. His policy in general was. At the general election held in October he. Out of elected deputies, there were supporters of. This implied the complete suppression of the Russophile party. Whatever were Stambulov's methods, and few would deny that they were.

But once having started on this path he. There were several. At length the, at that time not particularly alluring, throne of Bulgaria. This young man combined great ambition and tenacity of. The election of this prince was viewed with great. Ferdinand, unabashed, cheerfully installed himself in Sofia with his. He wisely left all power in the hands of the. Ferdinand's clever and wealthy mother cast. In May , as a. To his. So intense were the emotions of the people that his grave had.

In November followed. Meanwhile the. German Emperor, who was on good terms with Princess Clementine, had paved. Rumelia, his international position was assured. Relations with Russia. Boris according to the rites of the eastern Church, in February , and. In September a memorial church.

Bulgaria meanwhile had been making rapid and astonishing material. Railways were built, exports increased, and the general. It is the fashion to compare. This is insisted on especially by publicists in. Austria-Hungary and Germany, but it is forgotten that even before the last. Balkan war the geographical position of Bulgaria with its seaboard was. From onwards Ferdinand's power in his own country and his influence. He always appreciated the value of. His estates in the south of Hungary constantly required his attention, and.

The German Emperor, though he could. Moreover, it was difficult to. Ferdinand's relations with Vienna, on the other hand, and especially. The gradual aggravation of the condition of the Turkish Empire, notably in. Macedonia, the unredeemed Bulgaria, where since the insurrection of Sofia, no less than in Vienna and Budapest. The Young Turkish revolution. In September,. At the same time. Ferdinand, with his second wife, the Protestant Princess Eleonora of.

Reuss, whom he had married in March of that year, was received with regal. On October 5, , at. Tirnovo, the ancient capital, Ferdinand proclaimed the complete. The events which have taken place in Bulgaria since hinge on the. Macedonian question, which has not till now been mentioned. The Macedonian. The beginnings of the Macedonian question in its modern form do not go. From that time Sofia began to cast. Bulgaria', and Stambulov's last success in was to obtain from Turkey. Exarchist Church in Macedonia, which was a heavy blow for the Greek.

Macedonia had been envisaged by the Treaty of Berlin, article 23 of which. States were too young and weak to worry themselves or the European powers. This indifference on the part of. Europe left the door open for the Balkan States, as soon as they had. From onwards Bulgarian propaganda in Macedonia increased, and the. Bulgarians were soon followed by Greeks and Serbians. The reason for this. Vlakhs , and others; the city of Salonika was and is almost purely. Jewish, while in the country districts Turkish, Albanian, Greek, Bulgar,. Generally speaking, the. The problem was for each country to peg out as large a claim.

The game was played through the appropriate.

Bulgaria was first in the field and had a considerable start of the other. The Bulgars claimed the whole of Macedonia, including Salonika. Greece claimed all southern Macedonia, and Serbia parts of northern and. The crux of the whole problem was,. Bulgaria, driving a thick wedge between Greece and Serbia, and thus giving. Bulgaria the undoubted hegemony of the peninsula, came into irreconcilable. The importance of this point was. Serbia's only direct outlet to the sea, and runs through Macedonia from. Should Bulgaria straddle that, Serbia would be economically at its mercy,. Nevertheless, Bulgarian propaganda had been so effectual.

The then unknown quantity of Albania was also a factor. This people,. They would have been glad to have a. Greeks in the south, who were more than inclined to encroach on their. The population of Macedonia, being still under Turkish rule,. It is the Slav population of Macedonia that has engendered so much heat.

The dispute as to whether it is. Macedonia had been successively under Greek, Bulgar, and Serb, before. Turkish, rule, but the Macedonian Slavs had, under the last, been so cut. If the Serbs had been first in the field. The well-known recipe for making a Macedonian Slav village Bulgar. In addition to these three nations Rumania also entered the lists,. As their vague pastures could not possibly ever be.

Meanwhile, their existence as a separate and authentic. The stages of the Macedonian question up to must at this point be. Russia and Austria-Hungary, the two 'most. Turkey; but it never reached a conclusive stage and consequently was never. The Macedonian chaos meanwhile grew steadily worse, and the.

Hilmi Pasha had been appointed. Inspector-General of Macedonia in December , but was not successful in. Macedonia being divided up into five districts to be apportioned among the. Owing to the procrastination of the Porte and to the. At this point again it is necessary to recall the position in regard to.

Great Britain and France. Ottoman finance. Italy's interest centred in Albania, whose eventual fate,. Austria-Hungary's only care was by any means to prevent the aggrandizement. Germanic progress towards the East. Russia was already fatally absorbed in. The general trend of German diplomacy in. Turkey was not grasped until very much later, a fact which redounds to the. Ever since the. This culminated in the regime of the late Baron Marschall von.

Bieberstein, who was ambassador from to It was German policy to.

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Germany, for instance, refused to send officers or to have a district. This attitude of Germany naturally. For the indefinite continuance of chaos. The blow which King Ferdinand had inflicted on the prestige of the Young. Turks in October , by proclaiming his independence, naturally lent. Serbia, baffled by the. Its international position was at. Europe, while the events of cf. Greece, also screaming. Meanwhile Russia, rudely.

East, beginning to realize the growth of German influence at. Constantinople, and seeing the unmistakable resuscitation of. Austria-Hungary as a great power, made manifest by the annexation of. Bosnia and Hercegovina, temporarily reasserted its influence in Bulgaria. From the moment when Baron Aehrenthal announced his chimerical scheme of. Morava valley is the only commercially remunerative and strategically. Constantinople--Russia realized that the days of the Muerzsteg programme. Teuton for the ownership of Constantinople and the dominion of the Near.

East, and that something must be done to retrieve the position in the. Balkans which it was losing. After Baron Aehrenthal, in January , had. The immediate effects of the Young Turk revolution amongst the Balkan. States, and the events, watched benevolently by Russia, which led to the. Abdul Hamid, implied the commencement of the millennium in Macedonia and.

Thrace, have been described elsewhere pp. King Ferdinand and. Venezelos are generally credited with the inception and realisation of. Bulgaria is a very democratic country, but King Ferdinand,. States could be induced to come to the same wise decision, it would be so. That Russia could do anything else than. Pan-Slavism had long since ceased to be the force it was, and. It is possible to control Constantinople. Greco-Slavonic league should destroy the power of the Turks and thereby.

That Russia was ever in the least jealous of the military successes of the. Budapest, is a mischievous fiction, the emptiness of which was evident to. The years to were outwardly uneventful in Bulgaria, though a. Relations with the other Balkan States, especially with Serbia and. Montenegro, improved considerably, and there was ample room for such. This was outwardly marked by frequent visits paid to each. In May agreements for the eventual. Bulgaria claimed. The exact future line of demarcation. In August the twenty-fifth anniversary of King Ferdinand's arrival in.

Bulgaria was celebrated with much rejoicing at the ancient capital of. Tirnovo, and was marred only by the news of the terrible massacre of. Bulgars by Turks at Kochana in Macedonia; this event, however, opportune. Later in the same month Count. Berchtold startled Europe with his 'progressive decentralization' scheme. The manner in which this event led to the final.

States is given in full elsewhere cf. The Bulgarian army was fully prepared for the fray, and the autumn. Mobilisation was. On October 8 Montenegro declared war on. On October 13 Bulgaria, with the other Balkan States, replied to. On October Turkey, encouraged by the sudden and unexpected conclusion of peace with. Italy after the Libyan war, declared war on Bulgaria and Serbia, and on. October 18 King Ferdinand addressed a sentimental exhortation to his. The number of Turkish troops opposing the Bulgarians in Thrace was about. Turks to be the most important theatre of war, yet the proximity of the.

Bulgarian frontier to Constantinople made it necessary to retain a large. On October 19 the Bulgarians took the frontier. On October 24 they defeated the Turks at. Kirk-Kilisse or Lozengrad , further east. From October 28 to November 2. The defeat and. Turkish army were entrenched behind the impregnable lines of Chataldja,. The Bulgarian army, somewhat exhausted by this. Chataldja, an operation which could not fail to involve losses such as the. Bulgarian nation was scarcely in a position to bear, and on December 3 the. The negotiations conducted in London for two months.

These, for the Bulgarians, resolved themselves into the more. To their assistance Serbia, being able to. On March 26, , the. The Conference of London, which took place during the spring of that year,. This delimitation would have given. Bulgaria possession of Adrianople. But meanwhile Greece and especially. Serbia, which latter country had been compelled to withdraw from the. Adriatic coast by Austria, and was further precluded from ever returning.

In May a military convention. Bulgaria, outraged by this callous disregard of the. This second Balkan war, begun by Bulgaria during the night of June 30,. In order to defeat the Serbs and Greeks the south-eastern and. But the totally unforeseen. The Serbs were victorious, defeating the Bulgars in Macedonia,. Adrianople, and the Rumanian army, determined to see fair play before it. By the. By the terms of the Treaty of Bucarest, which was concluded on August 10,.

Macedonia, including a portion of the Aegean coast with the seaport of. Dedeagach, but it was forced to 'compensate' Rumania with a slice of its. Bulgaria , and it lost central Macedonia, a great part of which it would. On September 22,. In the fatal quarrel between Bulgaria and Serbia which caused the. July , and naturally left behind the bitterest feelings, it is.

Both Serbia and Bulgaria were. Sofia nor in Belgrade, but in Vicuna and Budapest. The Balkan League. Bulgaria and again placed Serbia at the mercy of the Dual Monarchy. Bulgarian people and its ambitious ruler should have retired to the remote. The manner of the arrival of the Slavs in the Balkan peninsula, of that of. The installation of the Slavs in the lands. In the second half of the seventh century the Bulgars settled. Slavs there, and from that time the nationality of the Slavs in the. These latter, split up into. Serbs or Serbians , Croats or Croatians , and Slovenes.

The Serbs, much. Serbia including Old Serbia and northern Macedonia , Montenegro, and most. Needless to say, none of these. Slovenes, whose language is closely akin to but not identical with Serbian. The Serbs and the Croats were, as regards race and language, originally. Serbo-Croatian race has always been divided into two.

It is only within. The movement originated in Serbia, the Serbs maintaining that they and the. Croats are one people because they speak the same language, and that. A very large. She received neither comfort nor support from her rigid parents, so she ran away. Sixteen years later, she's come back with her teenage daughter, hoping to make He'll keep her safe from harm The lonely widower--formerly a rancher--makes a perfect hunk of a bodyguard but leaves And secretary Mariah Harrington had often weathered his powerful fury as she stood between him and her boss, the mayor.

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