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Flagging Nationhood: Bulgarian Communist (Re)Construction Of The National Past

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Social engineering, such as the (re)construction of the past and nationalist narrative strategy, is a fundamental concern of elites. This chapter identifies and outlines a peculiar Marxist version of history-writing with considerable national elements or, to express it more clearly, a nationalist version of history-writing which respects some, and pays lip service to other, Marxian axioms. The inclusion of Thrace in the Bulgarian lands was congruent with Bulgaria's international political demands in the early post-war years: the restoration of Western Thrace to Bulgaria. The evangelisation of the Bulgarian people played a progressive role in Bulgarian history. Bulgarian history ends in the socialist era following the events of 9 September by glorifying socialism. The most interesting area to be capitalised on by communist intellectuals was that of the national liberation movement.

Keywords: Bulgarian people; Marxian axioms; socialism



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