Liberation of Bulgaria

Liberation Of Bulgaria

Liberation of Bulgaria

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In Bulgarian historiography, the term Liberation of Bulgaria is used to denote the events of the Russo-Turkish War of 1877-78 that led to the re-establishment of Bulgarian state with the Treaty of San Stefano of March 3, 1878, after the complete conquest of the Second Bulgarian Empire, which finished in 1396. According to this treaty, the Ottoman Empire was deprived of a big part of its territory, which were given to the client state - Bulgaria.

In the same year, at Berlin congress, Treaty of Berlin was adopted, according to which, the territories of the Bulgarian state, created as of San Stefano's treaty were divided into three parts: the first part was the limited Bulgarian state - Principality of Bulgaria, which state was limited to be only in Moesia and in the neighbouring areas of the capital Sofia, the second part was created at the congress autonomous province of the Ottoman Empire - Eastern Rumelia and the third and the largest part - Macedonia and Lozengrad were given back to the Ottoman Empire, also some outlands were given to Serbia and Romania. The seized territories from Bulgaria after Berlin congress - most of Macedonia, Thrace, etc. were with ethnic Bulgarian majority. In September 6, 1885, Eastern Rumelia became part of Princiapality of Bulgaria after a bloodless revolution.

The third Bulgarian state has been finally completely independent and not client state of the Ottoman empire anymore since September 22, 1908, achieving its full independence.

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