Military coup d'etat in Sofia

(49 words)
  • Editors

Historical Context Note

  • The Literary Encyclopedia. Volume 1.7.4.00: Bulgarian Writing and Culture.

A military coup d'etat takes place in Sofia, the Bulgarian capital, supported by Russia which was worried by the liberalism of Prince Alexander and chief minister Stefan Stambolov. Prince Alexander is forced to abdicate, but Stambolov manages to hold on to power and exiles the leaders of the coup.
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Citation:
Editors. "Military coup d'etat in Sofia". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 30 December 2011
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