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102 years since the Neuilly Treaty and the heavy legacy for Bulgaria

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November 27, 1919 is a sad date for Bulgaria. On this day, a peace treaty was signed in the Paris suburb of Neuilly-sur-Seine, imposed on Bulgaria after its defeat in the First World War /1914-1918/. With the document initialed by the Great Powers and by the Prime Minister Alexander Stamboliiski, Bulgaria was deprived of 11,278 square kilometers of its territory. Southern Dobrudja, the western outlands - Tsaribrod, Bosilegrad, Strumica, and Aegean Thrace were severed from Bulgaria, and 600,000 Bulgarians remained outside the borders of their homeland.

Compiled by Gergana Mancheva

English version Rositsa Petkova

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