Bulgaria: Between Loyalty and Nationalism

  • Stephen Ashley


In contrast to the other communist states in the Balkans, the People’s Republic of Bulgaria (PRB) has never sought to follow an independent foreign or defence policy. In the 43 years since its foundation it has been the one permanent ally and supporter of the USSR in the region, never openly disagreeing with Moscow over any major policy decision.


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