Aleksandar Stamboliyski

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Aleksandar Stamboliyski

Aleksandar Stamboliyski (March 1, 1879June 14, 1923) was the prime minister of Bulgaria from 1919 until 1923. Stamboliyski was a member of the Agrarian Union, an agrarian peasant movement which was not allied to the monarchy, and edited their newspaper. Opposed to the country's participation in the First World War and its support for the Central Powers, he was court-martialed and sentenced to life in prison in 1915. He was a supporter of the idea of a Balkan federation and identified not as a Bulgarian, but as a South Slav.

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  • I am neither a Serb nor a Bulgarian, I am a South Slav.
    • Stavrianos, L. (1942) "The Balkan Federation Movement: A Neglected Aspect" in American Historical Review. Vol. 48.

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