1956 trough the Eyes of Gheorghe Gheorghiu-Dej and Todor Zhivkov (based on materials from the Bulgarian archives) Cover Image
  • Price 3.90 €

1956 trough the Eyes of Gheorghe Gheorghiu-Dej and Todor Zhivkov (based on materials from the Bulgarian archives)
1956 trough the Eyes of Gheorghe Gheorghiu-Dej and Todor Zhivkov (based on materials from the Bulgarian archives)

Author(s): Iliyana Marcheva-Atanasova
Subject(s): History
Published by: Институт за балканистика с Център по тракология - Българска академия на науките
Keywords: Bulgarian-Romanian Relations in the 1950s; Romanian leader Gheorghe-Gheorghiu-Dej; Bulgarian leader Todor Zhivkov; de-Stalinisation - the most important problem in 1956

Summary/Abstract: The article is based on Bulgarian archive materials. One can see from the analysis that the two leaders based their judgement of the 1956 events in the Eastern Bloc on their concrete internal and foreign political ovjectives. The Stalinist Dej was turned more towards the past, tried to give himself out as long de-Stalinisation, while Zhivkov sought support for his power by analysing the present. Both of them underscored the problems, which their countries had with traditional historical rival countries: Romania with Hungary because of Transylvania, Bulgaria - with Yugoslavia because of the Macedonian issue and the additional disagreements connected with it.

  • Issue Year: 2002
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 87-100
  • Page Count: 14
  • Language: English