Atatürk’s creation

Discussions on the final era of the Ottoman Empire, from the Young Turk Revolution of 1908 until the Treaty of Lausanne in 1923.
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Post by Nikolay » 09 Jun 2007 17:39

Tosun Saral wrote:Bravo for Boris.
Do you have any images of him swimming with his beloved Bulgarian citizens?

Who is Boris?
An artificial Bulgar made by western powers.
In the military coup on May 19, 1934, Boris helped the military establish a dictatorship and abolish the political parties in Bulgaria. In the following year, he assumed control of the country and established a personal regime in which, under a democratic façade, he ruled as an absolute monarch.

Poor Bulgaria suffered so much. I hope will be better in EU.
No images. He never actually loved parading in front of the cameras.

He was born in Bulgaria and considered himself Bulgarian. He inherited the throne from his father in 1918 and was not made king by any foreign country. The coup of 1934 wasn't made by him but by a political group of retired officers. However indeed he assumed full power one year after that and indeed abolished political parties. Huge majority of Bulgarians at the time did not think Bulgaria "suffered" as a result of that. Years from 1935 to 1941 were, economically speaking, the best years of Bulgarian economy until 1970-ies, the level of poltical violence was drastically reduced and so on... Boris III is a controvercial figure in Bulgarian history, but at his time he was hugely popular.

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