“1944 - 1989: 6,88 - 8,88mln, +2mln, and permanent '+' within the whole totalitarian Commie regime period;
1990 - 1997: 8,7 - 8,3mln; i.e. minus 0,4mln (red '-' in each year of Mr.Zhelyu Zhelev' presidency)
1997 - 2002: 8,3 - 7,9mln; another minus 0,4mln (also red, also each year, but of Mr. Stoyanov's this time)
2007 - 2014: 7,7 - 7,3mln; this "fresh" minus 0,4mln is achieved by democratic BG, EU-member State......
.....look, within democratic/demografic period 1990-2014 Bulgaria lost 1,4 mln...something wrong in the democratic orchestra, may be? No?”
sa-sha, you’re trying to change the subject. There was nothing regarding birth rates etc in the above quote that you selected from the wiki article. . The only argument you presented with this post is in defence of the communist regime as more successful form of government when people stay rather leave the “paradise” in contrast with the exodus following the fall of the regime and establishment of democratic BG.
For 45 years Bulgarians were living under a dictatorship that had turned the country in a prison surrounded by fortified borders that kept people in. Today people are free and like all free people they can come and go wherever they want. The largest initial exodus happened right after the fall of the Iron curtain and it was not because of the failure of democracy. There was nothing wrong in the “democratic orchestra”, because the” orchestra” was far from being established. It was the taste of freedom that people experienced at the first time after 45 years and took advantage of. Eventually, they got used to it and started taking it for granted. It is an old story...
So don’t try to change the subject, sa-sha.
Greeting to your wife :-)
“.....look, within democratic/demografic period 1990-2014 Bulgaria lost 1,4 mln...something wrong in the democratic orchestra, may be? No?”
What is wrong with you, sa-sha?
“More than 1 million Bulgarians have emigrated since 1989 when the borders were opened and the population numbered 9 million.”
WHEN THE BORDERS WERE OPEN! You omitted the most important part from the wiki article.
At least keep reading after you stop thinking...Phew....
“13. Mastika, a 47% proof spirit made with tree resin, is a popular drink. Average price of a lager is less than .”
Duh...Mastika? Didn’t the author mean to say “rakya”? Or is this article about Greece? And what about the price... ?????????
Good luck with the campaign...;-)
“It is as simple as that. Germans bombed my family and I lost relatives in the war. I was denied the right to see family members. Think about that”
It is simple as that. Germans bombed your country and you lost relatives. On the other hand you bombed Bulgarians and then Churchill signed pact with the devil betraying Eastern Europe, including Bulgaria. Thousands of Eastern Europeans, including Bulgarians, lost their relatives n the aftermath, and the rest were doomed to life of misery and oppression. An Iron Curtainl was erected; refugee camps were created for the ones that risked their lives running away the prison their countries have become... You keep harping on Bulgaria being an ally to Germany. What is your excuse for betraying of Poland, Czechoslovakia, Hungary etc..? Think about it!
Don’t bother answering my post. You tried to be nice, but you don’t know how. You are fond of calling people scum, but you don't mind living amongst them. Not a pretty picture of an honorable man for sure.....
Iron Curtain: The Crushing of Eastern Europe 1944-1956
by Anne Applebaum
P.S. I better correct my post before seedy shows up: should be *wonderful* :-)
Thanks for the nice welcome- back! The second link works. Wonderfull. Only I have to take a leave of absence in order to hear the entire opera. :-)
Dear Sir, in case you are referring to my old postings regarding the events revisited in this thread --on account of the anniversary of this particular air raid-- I like to clarify that: I am a woman (not a gentleman) and a survivor of these events. Also, I am rather puzzled by the term you used to describe the tone of my postings. But then I am not sure if I am right in assuming that you were referring to the conversation I have in mind.
In case I am wrong in my assumption, please ignore this post.
BTW I have described my experiences of WWII and its consequences from the perspective of Bulgarian of my generation in number of books.
Radka Yakimov (Author of Dreams and Shadows)
Try to search Google for “my grandfather was Russian” and you would be amazed how many millions will pop up: Nellie including (Bless her cotton socks ;-) )
50% more Chinese Tourists in Bulgaria
Potentially Defective Aluminum was used by All Car Manufacturers in Japan