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  1. Sviatoslav of Kyiv conquers Bulgaria

    What if Sviatoslav I of Kyiv conquered and retained (till his bit later death) Bulgaria or at least eastern half of the state? What are the consequences (economy, culture, religion, politics)? Could Rus' secure those lands or cultural and religious differences and distance would lead this new...
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    IF Bulgaria stayed Neutral in ww1

    so... Considering that Bulgaria wasn't going to gain almost anything from joining the entente, is it feasible for them to stay neutral and then look for opportunities in the aftermath instead of joining the central powers? i mean, after ww1 everyone would be exhausted, especially Serbia. they...
  3. Collondi

    WI Khan Krum Lived Longer

    In 814, Krum, the Bulgarian Khan who had saved the empire from the brink of death by winning a decisive battle at Pliska, died on the eve of his siege of Constantinople. What if he had lived longer? Let’s say for at least ten more years. We don’t really know how old he was, but he probably...
  4. Basileus_Komnenos

    AHC: Greece Known as the Prussia of the Balkans

    After its foundation, and its performance in the first Balkan War and later WW1, Bulgaria was known as the "Prussia of the Balkans," for being highly militarized mobilizing a relatively large segment of its population. Yet Greece got an earlier head start compared to its other Balkan neighbors...
  5. Antiquization in Bulgaria - domestic and foreign political consequences

    From the first half of the 2000s - the end of the ten years of the 21st century, the former Republic of Macedonia, which in a natural historical development after the Balkan Wars and even after the Two World Wars would have been the South-Western part of my native Bulgaria, and after the Second...
  6. Bulgarian union or reformation in the third quarter of the 19th century and their consequences

    The Bulgarian national revival (link:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bulgarian_National_Revival) in the 18th - 19th centuries was more directed against the Greek cultural and spiritual influence, exerted in this number also through the church, than against the Ottoman conquerors - for example, the...
  7. Military dictatorships in Eastern Europe in the 1990s

    In the 1990s, in a number of Eastern European countries after the fall of communism, a severe crisis occurred - the economy collapsed, there was hyperinflation, rampant crime, agriculture and industry were greatly weakened, there was a moral collapse, population decline, ethnic conflicts...
  8. Any good Bulgaria joins the Entente timelines?

    Hey all, been interested in Bulgaria's role in the Great War and what would have happened if they'd been successfully courted by the Entente and set upon the Ottomans and Austro-Hungarians. Now, this question has probably been explored before, so I'm wondering if there are any good timelines or...
  9. Could tsar Samuel preserve Bulgaria's independence?

    Samuel was the last great ruler of the First Bulgarian Empire, and his reign was dominated by a long, grueling war against the Byzantines. Samuel got off to a strong start, scoring a crushing victory at the Battle of the Gates of Trajan, but his Byzantine counterpart, Basil II, eventually got...
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    North Macedonia/ FYRONM involved in the Yugoslavian war.

    So... what we know, or at least i know, is that in OTL Macedonia left Yugoslavia peacefully. Bulgaria had no reason to join in as they hoped for a peaceful unification when all the mess ended and they even ignored the embargo on Serbia by allowing the Mafia and others to supply the Serbian with...
  11. Effects on WW1 on Cilicia instead of Gallipoli

    I've seen it laid out that a better use of the same resources than the Gallipoli campaign would have been landings at Alexandretta and Mersin and a subsequent takeover and fortification of Cilicia: complicating Ottoman resupply of Mesopotamia by cutting the Berlin-Baghdad Railway at Adana...
  12. Bulgaria WI: could Ivaylo succeed?

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uprising_of_Ivaylo Ivaylo was a Bulgarian peasant who rose up against the rule of tsar Constantine Tikh, whose reign saw the loss of territory to various foreign adversaries. Ivaylo quickly gathered followers to his cause, and within a year or so of launching his...
  13. Oba Cahokia

    AHC: Bulgarian-Byzantine Empire with an Ottoman Dynasty

    Come up with a short timeline where the Bulgaria and the Byzantine Empire merge politically with each other but the last surviving ruling family is the House of Osman controlling lands in the Balkans and Anatolia. Bonus Points for having the empire be a sweet blend of Bulgarian and Byzantine...
  14. Collondi

    WI: Kingdom of the two bulgarias?

    Following the decline of the Khazar Khangate, what if the Volga Bulgars conquered all of southern Russia, as well as the kingdom of Bulgaria? I can imagine the Byzantines calling for a crusade against this new massive Islamic horde, what would that have looked like? I imagine they would have to...
  15. DarkoRatic

    What if Russia ignored the air blockade during the Incident at Pristina airport?

    I was wondering what possible scenarios could have happend id Russia had ignored the air blockade in Bulgaria, Hungary, and Romania and attempted unauthorized overflights to fly in troops during the incident at Pristina airport in 1999?
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    Bagryanov government declares war on Germany instead of trying to go neutral.

    Hi everyone, so, my question is simple. After Boris III died he was succeeded by a regency council. during the Bagryanov government the pm tried to exit the war by being neutral and trying to keep some land to no avail and ultimately need all when the september coup was made and Bulgaria was...
  17. TheDoofusUser

    AHC : Make Bulgaria, Italy, Ottomans, Spain, and Sweden strong Allies for Germany in WW1

    The challenge is what it says on the tin. With a POD of 1860 and after, make Bulgaria, Italy, the Ottoman Empire, Spain, and Sweden, strong allies for the German Empire for the oncoming World War 1 so they're carrying their weight and being an effective member of the Central Powers that doesn't...
  18. Politics of a San Stefano Bulgaria?

    Suppose that the Treaty of San Stefano is upheld, for one reason or another - either because the vehemently anti-Turkish British prime minister Gladstone keeps his office in 1874 instead of losing it to Disraeli, or because Bismarck supports Russia in the Congress of Berlin - and a Greater...
  19. CP victory pods

    Some CP victory pods that arent: Italy neutral or Cp, Germany wins Marne, Spring Offensives suceeds, US doesnt join WW1. Also preferably make the POD on the CP side or something that isnt made by an Entente change.
  20. BloodAndIron

    AHC: No Second Balkan War

    What if there was no Second Balkan War? I would like to hear you guy's thoughts on this. Maybe give Serbia some territory elsewhere? I feel like Bulgaria would join the Entente in this world to take Constantinople from the Ottomans. Thanks in advance for sharing.
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