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R.J. Crampton

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780199541584

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199541584.001.0001

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Epilogue: Bulgaria between East and West

Epilogue: Bulgaria between East and West

(p.445) Epilogue: Bulgaria between East and West

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Bulgaria's development has been influenced in large part by its nodal position, between Europe and Asia, between the east and the west. Bulgaria's location produced uncertainty; the state could concentrate on its northern sector, protected by the Danube to the north and the Balkan mountains to the south, and become part of the world linked to central Europe by the Danube. It could also see itself as a dominant Balkan power, in which case it must advance to the south-east and south-west into Thrace and the Vardar valley. If Bulgaria is once again at a nodal point, it has not reverted to its previous state of indecision as to its cultural and political orientation. With the exception of the few disastrous years of the Videnov administration, Bulgaria has looked resolutely to the west, and its acceptance into the European Union would seem to set it in that mould for the foreseeable future.

Keywords:   Bulgaria, international relations, Europe, Asia, East, West, geopolitics

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