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The Bulgarian History Podcast Eric Halsey

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Podcast by Eric Halsey

    140 Hope and Despair

    140 Hope and Despair

    Even as the ink on the Treaty of Berlin is drying, Bulgarians are up in arms about its provisions. Soon, new uprisings are planned, newspapers and organizations protest, a new government is formed, and a constitution is written. It's a heady time full of hope and despair.

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    • 27 min
    139 Looking Back on Bulgarian Awakening, Part 2

    139 Looking Back on Bulgarian Awakening, Part 2

    This episode completes the recap of Season 6 by covering the years 1862-1878. In that time, reforms brought some greater prosperity to Bulgaria but ultimately failed to do nearly enough. Bulgarian revolutionaries organized and began sending armed bands into the territory, culminating in the disastrous April Uprising. Heroes like Vasil Levski and Hristo Botev rose to prominence before dying in their struggles. In the rest of Europe, the Prussian wars with Austria and then France created the German Empire and reshaped the geopolitical map. All of this culminated in the Russo-Turkish War which finally earned Bulgaria some independence.

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    • 28 min
    138 Looking Back on Bulgarian Awakening Part 1

    138 Looking Back on Bulgarian Awakening Part 1

    In this episode, we recap the years 1807 to 1862 as a series of wars and uprisings rapidly diminish Ottoman power and holdings in the Balkans. Meanwhile the Ottoman state is modernizing as Bulgaria goes though its National Revival, adding schools, factories, and new publications at an increasing pace.

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    • 28 min
    137 The Congress of Berlin

    137 The Congress of Berlin

    After the San Stefano treaty provoked outrage in the capitals of Europe and a series of secret agreements for adjusting it were concluded, it was finally time for the Great Powers to meet in Berlin and lay out the final conclusion of the Russo-Turkish War. The results will finally create a semi-independent Bulgarian state but, more importantly, will lay the groundwork for the bloody first decades of the 20th century.

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    • 31 min
    136 The Russo-Turkish War, Part 3

    136 The Russo-Turkish War, Part 3

    It's already clear who's going to win the war. What remains to be seen is who will win the peace. As Russian and Bulgarian troops rapidly advance, the Ottomans, Balkan states, and Great Powers alike are all jockeying for position. As the Treaty of San Stefano is being penned, it's already clear that Bulgaria's fate is out of its hands.

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    • 25 min
    135 The Russo-Turkish War, Part 2

    135 The Russo-Turkish War, Part 2

    After crossing the Danube to invade Ottoman Bulgaria, the Russian army makes rapid gains before being bogged down in intense fighting at Pleven and the Shipka Pass. There, the outcome of the war is decided. Meanwhile, political forces are just as important as the Great Powers jockey to determine what the Balkans and Europe will look like after this great conflict. In the middle of it all, Bulgarian soldiers and civilians fight for victory and survival.

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    • 28 min

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