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By Nissan Oren

This examine examines the politics of Bulgarian Communism throughout the decade previous the institution of Communist rule in Bulgaria. It completes the background of the Bulgarian Communist get together in its pre-ruling days.

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Boris strengthened his influence among the reserve officers' corps as well as among the powerful organization of the reserve noncommissioned officers. CHAPTER TWO DIMITROV AND fflS DETRACTORS DuRiNG 1923-25, as a resvdt of the unsuccessful insurrection of Septem­ ber, 1923, and the violence which followed it, the Bulgarian Com­ munist movement split apart. While the majority of the rank and ffle remained in the country, a great many emigrated to the Soviet Union. Most of the more prominent Communist leaders found themselves in exile in the Soviet Union as well.

Todorov possessed great abilities and great personal charm; journalist, cartoonist, writer of feuilletons, organizer, orator, and even historian, Kosta Todorov remained, until the end of his life, one of the most unorthodox and in some ways the most briUiant of Bulgarian political figures. The exiled leaders knew of Gichev's alliance with the Democrats and, in fact, during the electoral campaign supported him both moraUy and financially. Thus, when the new People's Bloc government was formed, the Agrarian exiles rejoiced along with the thousands of their supporters at home.

A very large number were sent to the southern Ukraine, or re­ mained there upon arrival. The objective was to reinforce and revitalize the rural and semirural communities of the so-called Bessarabian Bul­ garians, who had posed a problem for the Soviet regime from the be­ ginning. These old settlements had been established by Bulgarian migrants a century or more earlier. The history of this remarkable mass migration, which dates back to the early beginnings of the modern Bulgarian national revival, can only be outlined here.

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