The Macedonian Question – One Example of Achieving a Bulgarian National Consensus - Списание "Македонски преглед"

вторник, 5 февруари 2019 г.

The Macedonian Question – One Example of Achieving a Bulgarian National Consensus

The main function of the intellectual elite as the leading social structure of every nation is to analyze and explain the problems that accompany the nation and the state in the course of common progress. And jubilees, like the 140th anniversary of the establishment of the Third Bulgarian State, are a serious reason for reassessment and drawing conclusions of strategical importance for the future. For, in our case, the unknowns that may befall us by the middle of the current century are way too many and rather perilous.

Why? Because by the time of the establishment of the Third Bulgarian State the Bulgarians are the most populous Christian nation on the Balkans (6 million). At an estimate of about 3-4 million Serbs and Greeks at that time! For 140 years of life in freedom, however, not only was our nation unable to grow over 10 million, but appears to be among the small ethnoi of the Balkans today? 

Because only in the last quarter of a century it decreased by 2 million people? Given that both the Serbs and the Greeks have surpassed 10 million!? And the inhabitants of Bulgaria today are approximately the same number as they were at the time of the Liberation – 6,8 million, but with a considerably deteriorating ethnical and social structure as compared to the period of the last quarter of the 19th century...

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