An ancient country in the Balkan region inhabited mainly by the Slavic people. A number of times during its history, Bulgaria dominated the Balkans. The two Bulgarian empires dominated a large amount of land including much of Greece. The first Bulgarian Empire took the city of Constantinople twice, however the generals were bribed and the city was never oficially conquered. The first Bulgarian Empire collapsed after it was weakened by the Mongols and the second because of the Ottoman invasion. Bulgaria secured its independence during the late 19th century after they defeated the armies of the weakend Ottoman Empire. Bulgaria has alot of culture and history. It was two Bulgarian monks, Qiril and his brother, that ceated the cyrillic alphabet. The same alphabet that was later adopted by Russia. Because of centuries of Ottoman rule the spirit of the Bulgarian people is not a strong as it was. It will take time to recover the former strength of the Bulgarian people.
The first Bulgarian Empire could have ruled Europe, was it not for the bribery of the Byzantine politicians.
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