in this article, we will talk about the bulgaria a part of Yugoslavia which stemmed from the former kingdom of serbs croats and slovenes in 1918 following the fall of the overbearing Austria-Hungary was once made up of Croatia bosnia and herzegovina montenegro macedonia serbia and Slovenia the name yugoslavia basically represents the south slavic lands bulgaria was a south slavic country but was never included in this project the reason that bulgaria never joins.
the former kingdom and federation may not be obvious at first glance the southeastern country is positioned conveniently alongside the current and former yugoslav nations and could have potentially made a reasonable addition to the union although the joining of bulgaria remains simply that a potential this video was brought to you by our sponsor diss plate display is a one of a kind metal poster designed to capture your unique passions talking about your favorite subject history.
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the kingdom of serbs croats and savines was formed under the rule of the carr’s george veeks which put serbia as the leading authority within the union the serbian royal family remained in power until 1944 at which point the reigning king was pressured by the allies into formally recognizing democratic federal yugoslavia as the new official government of the region this new provincial government was led by half slovene half crote marshall joseph brazito of the communist party.
in a series of agreements known as the treaty of viz followed by the subasic tito agreement the royal government in exile merged with the democratic federal yugoslavia and was reformed into the socialist federal republic of yugoslavia post-world war ii this deal put yosep tito as the prime minister and the former prime minister from the exile government ivan subasic as the minister of foreign affairs while tito was not a serb members of yugoslavia had felt that the constitution.
itself gave heavy favor to serbian superiority and this new government format was not enough to convince everyone that equality between the united countries truly existed even so the authority of yoseptito may have created a second factor in bulgaria’s decision not to become a part of yugoslavia both nations did a sharp turn toward communism following the second world war and both nations also took large influence from stalin’s soviet russia as tito’s communist party grew in yugoslavia so did its counterpart in bulgaria after the red army invaded neighboring romania in 1944.
the kingdom of bulgaria first withdrew its support from the axis powers and declared neutrality when that was not enough to keep the red army from crossing their border the bulgarians adopted a new strategy and now announced their support in favor of russia from there a coup overthrew the ruling bulgarian monarchy and a new government a puppet of the bulgarian communist party was established this new government led by the communist controlled fatherland front included both the bulgarian agrarian national union and the bulgarian social democratic workers party.
the fatherland front began to arrest execute and otherwise revolutionize opposing members of the nation’s population over the next few years which kept it busy within its own borders bulgaria also became a people’s republic in 1946 as yugoslavia had done the year prior while it seems that the adjacent republics may have made a good fit for unity that matter became complicated quickly the bulgarian people’s republic continued its process of communising the entirety of the government proceeded to model some but not all of its strategy after that of joseph stalin meanwhile tito over.
in yugoslavia began to agitate the soviet leader stalin did not approve of tito’s strict imitation whilst also ignoring russia’s warnings against aggressive foreign affairs at the time eventually stalin had enough and yugoslavia was expelled from the communist bloc in 1948 after a failed attempt to knock tito off his pedestal this also led to a fracture in relations between bulgaria and yugoslavia as bulgaria maintained close ties with the soviet union eventually after stalin’s death the soviet opinion of yugoslavia softened which in turn allowed the surrounding communist states to rekindle foreign relations with the expelled republic still during tito’s time away from the communist bloc.
he had developed closer ties to the west which differed greatly from the very eastern focus to bulgaria another significant issue between yugoslavia and bulgaria that likely played a role in their maintained separation was the conflict over macedonia which started even before the republics had mended their relations bulgaria felt that the macedonians in fact were ethnically bulgarian contrarily the people of yugoslavia saw them as their own identity and were vocal about the alleged mistreatment of the macedonian population by the bulgarians.
this discord lasted for decades and bulgaria’s only response for some time was to simply ignore their neighbor’s complaints when the republic of macedonia inevitably called for independence from yugoslavia in 1991 bulgaria had taken a stance of non-intervention when it came to ethnic matters outside of its own borders one of the reasons leading to macedonia’s plea for freedom was similar to one of the potential factors of why bulgaria never wished to join.
yugoslavia to begin with serbian dominance the macedonians of yugoslavia felt that the republic of serbia was gaining too much power within the federation and its forceful efforts to keep the republics united only drove the point further home during this time of civil war within yugoslavia it stands as fairly self-explanatory as to why bulgaria was uninterested in getting involved especially considering their controversial ethnic opinions bulgaria never joining the union meant they played no part in the bitter demise of former yugoslavia by the end of 1992.
the social federation had been dissolved and croatia bosnia and slovenia had all claimed independence and become members of the united nations serbia and montenegro however decided to create their own federal republic of yugoslavia but then separated to answer the question of why bulgaria never joined yugoslavia is the fact that the republics that made up.
the original federation were a ragtag team of south slavic entities that had not truly been independent beforehand either and many of them were under the former role of the austria-hungary empire during world war 1 unlike bulgaria serbia more or less stood as the leader of the organization due to the simple fact that they had already possessed the former austria-hungary provinces that made up the first yugoslavia structure you.