Bulgaria is a small country in the Balkan Peninsula in Europe. To the north, It is bordered by Romania. To the south is Greece and Turkey. To the west is Yugoslavia. It is mountainous in the west while on the east is forest and plains.
As one of the defeated central powers of the First World War, the Kingdom of Bulgaria was subject to the Treaty of Neuilly, taking from it lands which contained many ethnic Bulgarians, especially Macedonia, Thrace, and Dobrudja, which were respectively given to Yugoslavia, Greece, and Romania. Bulgaria was further forced to pay reparations and limit its standing army, much in the sense of Versailles for Germany and Trianon for Hungary. By the 1930s, Tsar Boris III had ruled Bulgaria for several decades alongside a parliament and prime minister.
In the early months of the Second World War, Boris III and his government declared Bulgaria to be neutral, but increasing Axis pressure and promises to return Thrace to Bulgaria led to the country joining the Axis powers in March 1941. Boris III did not wish to actively engage in the conflict (perhaps because of the massive trauma the country sustained in the first war), but welcomed the bloodless return to Bulgaria lands lost after World War I, which Germany obliged once Yugoslavia and Greece fell to Axis forces. However, by December 1941, Bulgaria was compelled to declare a token war against the United Kingdom and United States. Bulgarian land forces did not participate in the Axis invasion of the Soviet Union, although the Bulgarian Royal Navy engaged in skirmishes against the Soviet Navy in the Black Sea. Bulgaria under Boris was notable in its constant, yet subtle, defiance of German demands, especially concerning the almost nonexistent effort of destroying the Bulgarian Jewish population (except for those in Macedonia, Thrace, and Dobrudja) and Bulgaria's lack of participation in Axis war efforts, the latter of which greatly infuriated Hitler. Boris himself is reputed to have saved many of his country's Jews by having them work to build up Bulgarian infrastructure, thus sparing them the fate that awaited many millions of other Jews in Central European concentration camps.
In 1943, Boris III suddenly died (some in the Bulgarian government suspected the Germans of poisoning him), leaving his six-year-old son Simeon as Tsar and a regency governing in his place. In September 1944, with Romania defecting to the Allies and Soviet troops massing at the Bulgarian border, Bulgaria was in political turmoil. The government failed to achieve peace with the Allies, and as Soviet demands to evict German troops from Bulgaria were unanswered, the Soviet Union declared war on Bulgaria and invaded, while an almost simultaneous left-wing uprising deposed the monarchy. By the end of the month, the country was in-firm Soviet control and the royal family had fled the country. However, Bulgaria itself was largely spared of the ravages of the war, unlike most other countries in Europe, and even added to its territory by being given Southern Dobrudja, thus being the only Axis country to have added to its lands after the war.
- Main article: Bulgarian events
Because Bulgaria is currently a generic nation, It has a very little amount of events. The current events deal with Romania and Yugoslavia giving land to the Bulgarians.
- Main article: Generic national focus tree
Bulgaria, lacking a unique national focus tree, uses the generic national focus tree instead.
The generic focus tree has 5 main branches:
- Army Effort gives army experience and research bonuses to army research.
- Aviation Effort gives air experience, builds air bases, and research bonuses to air research.
- Naval Effort gives navy experience, builds naval dockyards, and research bonuses to navy research.
- Industrial Effort builds civilian and military factories (usually even if building slots are already full)and grants extra research slots.
- Political Effort gives the country choices on which political path they will take.
Bulgaria starts with 3 research slots.
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In 1936, Bulgaria is a non-aligned nation with no elections.
Bulgaria has the following political parties:
In 1936, Bulgaria has no diplomatic relations however, several focus trees of neighboring nations have focuses relating to Bulgaria. Czechoslovakia, if forming an entente of their own, can get a war goal. Romania may puppet or annex depending on Bulgaria's choice. Yugoslavia may annex Bulgaria if they take the Western focus while if they chose the communist path, they may ask for an alliance. Italy may ally and influence Bulgaria to fascism while Germany may give Romanian, Greek or Yugoslav land.
Staff and designerEdit
|Konstantin Muraviev||Compassionate Gentleman||
|Dobri Bozhilov||Captain of Industry||150 pp|
|Georgi Ivanov Kyoseivanov||Backroom Backstabber||
|Vasil Petrov Kolarov||Communist Revolutionary||
|Nikola Dimitrov Petkov||Democratic Reformer||
|Aleksandur Tsankov||Fascist Demagogue||
|Armor Company||Tank Designer||
|Naval Company||Ship Designer||
|DAR||Light aircraft Designer||
|Medium Air Company||Medium aircraft Designer||
|Heavy Air Company||Heavy aircraft Designer||
|Naval Air Company||Naval aircraft Designer||
|Small Arms Company||Infantry Equipment designer||
|Motorization Company||Motorized Equipment designer||
|Artillery Company||Artillery designer||
|Industrial Company'||Industrial Concern||
|Kiril Stanchev||Military Theorist||
|Ivan Gaidimitirv||Air Warfare Theorist||
|Georgi Petsov||Naval Theorist||
Industrially and resourcefully, Bulgaria is weak compared to neighboring countries.
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|Conscription Law||Economy Law||Trade Law|
| Limited Conscription
|| Civilian Economy
|| Export Focus
Industry and resourcesEdit
- Sofia has 6 civilian factories, Burgas has 2 and Plovdiv has 2 civilian factories and 3 military factories.
- Bulgaria has only 2 aluminum in its capital state, Sofia.
A short description of the status of the nation's armed forces.
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- Bulgaria's Army consists of infantry with 9 units and an engineering company and cavalry with 4 cavalry units and 2 motorized.
- Bulgaria has no navy.
- Air force
- Bulgaria has 48 interwar fighters.