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Bulgarian Horrors Explained

Bulgarian Horrors at English => English (The Britannica Concise) Of Explained:

Atrocities committed by the Ottoman empire in subduing the Bulgarian rebellion of 1876. The name was used by W. Gladstone in his pamphlet publicizing the incident. About 15,000 persons were reportedly massacred at Philippopolis (now Plovdiv), and villages and monasteries were destroyed. Despite widespread public indignation, the European powers did little in response. The crisis ended with the Congress of Berlin, which created a small, autonomous principality of Bulgaria.