Bulgaria and Slovakia (1938–1944): Politics and diplomacy in South East of Europe (A documentary study). Author: Nikolay Konchankov. Language: Bulgarian with an extended summary in English


     The monograph is devoted to the documentary research of the history of BularianSlovak relations on the eve and during the World War II.


Table of contents


Introduction. The Versailles order and the Republic of Czechoslovakia  A view from Bulgaria (19181938)

Chapter One. “Peoples’ self-determination” as an argument for “reorganization” Central Europe (Septeber 1938  March 1939)

The Second Czechoslovak republic

The CzechoslovakHungarian dispute and the Vienna Arbitration

The PolishHungarian project for a common border and the Ruthenian question

Qvo vadis Slovakia?

Bulgaria after the Munich conference

The end of the Czechoslovak republic

The destruction of the Czechoslovak republic, the European resonance and the Bulgarian diplomacy

Chapter two. The Slovak republic, the prewar crisis in Europe and Bulgarian diplomacy (March  August 1939)

The creation of Slovak republic. A view from Bulgaria

The GermanItalian pressure and the AngloFrench initiatives

The status of Slovak republic under International law: between public information and the estimates of Bulgarian diplomats

Structure and internal political development of the Slovak republic

On the eve of the war. The Ribbentrop-Molotov pact

Chapter three. Slovakia and Bulgaria  oppositions and parallels (September 1939  September 1940)

The “third aggressor” in war against Poland

Bulgarian neutrality

Bulgarian-Slovak relations

Bulgarian diplomacy on the perspectives in South-Eastern Europe

South-Eastern Europe after the fall of France

The Salzburg meetings

The Slovak state on its way to restructuring

Chapter four. Laying the foundations of the “New order” in South-Eastern Europe (September 1940  June 1941)

The Tripartite Pact

The Bulgarian diplomatic mission in Bratislava

The Tripartite Pact enlargement

The Belgrade coup, the war on the Balkans and the reaction of Bratislava

King Boris III and Slovakia

Chapter five. Within the New order system (June 1941  January 1943)

The War in the East and the German satellites

Attempts to create a regional alliance in the South East of Europe

The expansion of the military conflict. The new engagements of the smaller allies of the Third Reich

Political development in Slovakia

BulgarianSlovak relations

Chapter six. Bulgaria and Slovakia (February 1943  September 1944)

The satellites after the German defeat at Stalingrad

Slovakia through the eyes of the Bulgarian diplomatic representatives in Bratislava

The crisis of the Italian government and the U.S.British landing in Sicily

The exit of Italy from the war and the satellites

Bulgaria and Slovakia  bilateral estimates and relations

Waiting for the epilogue. Attempts of maneuvering



Sources and literature

Index of names

Publisher Faber
Language Bulgarian with an extended summary in English
Pages 668
Binding paperback
ISBN 978-619-00-0549-0
Creation date 2017
Size 16 х 24 cm

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