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Government Type:
Authoritarian Regime

Flag of Bulgaria Bulgaria is a country in southeastern Europe. It is bordered by Flag of Romania Romania to the north, Flag of Yugoslavia Yugoslavia to the west, Flag of Greece Greece and Flag of Turkey Turkey to the south, and the Black Sea to the east.

Historical Background[edit]

The military history of Bulgaria during World War II encompasses an initial period of neutrality until 1 March 1941, a period of alliance with the Axis Powers until 9 September 1944 (on 8 September, the Red Army entered Bulgaria) and a period of alignment with the Allies in the final year of the war. Bulgaria functioned as a constitutional monarchy during most of World War II. Tsar Boris III (reigned 1918–1943) ruled with a Prime Minister and a Parliament.


Main article: Bulgarian events

National Spirit[edit]

Bulgaria does not begin with a national spirit.


1936: Bulgaria begins with the following researched:

  • Basic Infantry Equipment
  • Infantry Equipment I
  • Motorized
  • Support Equipment
  • Engineer Company I
  • Interwar Fighter


Bulgaria starts as a Non-Aligned country.


Bulgaria is not part of any alliance in the 1936 scenario.

National Focus[edit]

Generic national focus tree.

Bulgaria, as a minor country, uses the generic national focus tree as most other nations do.

The generic focus tree has 5 main branches:

  • Army Effort gives army experience and research bonuses to army research.
  • Aviation Effort gives air experience, builds air bases, and research bonuses to air research.
  • Naval Effort gives navy experience, builds naval dockyards, and research bonuses to navy research.
  • Industrial Effort builds civilian and military factories (usually even if building slots are already full)and grants extra research slots.
  • Political Effort gives the country choices on which political path they will take.



Neutrality Tsar Boris loyalists (Non-Aligned)

  • No Can force government of another country to adopt the same ideology.
  • No Can puppet a country
  • Generate war goal tension limit: +50%
  • Join faction tension limit: +40%
  • Lend-lease tension limit: +40%
  • Send volunteers tension limit: +40%
  • Guarantee tension limit: +40%
  • Ideology drift defense: -30%

Political parties[edit]

Political parties, 1936
Id. Party name Popularity Leader Ruling
Democratic United People's Progressive Party 5.00% Zivko Topalovic No
Communist Bulgarian Communist Party 0.00% Georgi Dimitrov No
Fascist The Union of Bulgarian National Legions 35.00% Hristo Lukov No
Non-Aligned (Despotism) Tsar Boris loyalists 60.00% Boris III Yes
Id. Party name Popularity Leader Ruling
Political parties, 1939
Democratic United People's Progressive Party 4.93% Zivko Topalovic No
Communist Bulgarian Communist Party 0.00% Georgi Dimitrov No
Fascist The Union of Bulgarian National Legions 35.03% Hristo Lukov No
Non-Aligned Tsar Boris loyalists 59.96% Boris III Yes


Conscription Law Economy Law Trade Law
Limited Conscription.png Limited Conscription
  • 2.5% Recruitable population
Civilian Economy.png Civilian Economy
  • 30% Consumer Goods factories
  • –30% Factory construction speed
  • +30% Factory (type) conversion cost
Export Focus.png Export Focus
  • 50% Resources to market
  • –5% Research time
  • +10% Factory/Dockyard output
  • +10% Construction speed


Political advisors

Advisor Type Effect Cost
Konstantin Muraviev Compassionate Gentleman Monthly opinion +15% 150 pp
Dobri Bozhilov Captain of Industry Civilian Factory construction speed +10.0%, Infrastructure construction speed +10.0%, Refinery construction speed +10.0% 150 pp
Georgi Ivanov Kyoseivanov Backroom Backstabber Political Power Gain +5.0%, Ideology drift defense +15.0% 150 pp
Vasil Petrov Kolarov Communist Revolutionary Daily Communism Support +0.10, Gets event Communism on the Rise 150 pp
Nikola Dimitrov Petrov Democratic Reformer Daily Democracy Support +0.10, Gets event Move towards Democracy 150 pp
Aleksandur Tsankov Fascist Demagogue Daily Fascist Support +0.10, Gets event Fascism on the Rise 150 pp



3 Military factoryMilitary Factories 0 Naval dockyardNaval Dockyard 10 Civilian factoryCivilian Factories

Bulgaria also starts with 3 extra slots.

Oil.png Oil Rubber.png Rubber Steel.png Steel Aluminum.png Aluminium Tungsten.png Tungsten Chromium.png Chromium
0(0) 0(0) 0(0) 1(2) 0(0) 0(0)

*These numbers represent the available resources for production at start of the game. The difference between the Surplus number and the Produced number are goods already used in factories. In the bracket are the complete numbers including those lost for trading.



10Leg infantry.pngInfantry Divisions 2Cavalry.pngCavalry Division

Total: 12 Divisions

Manpower.png Manpower Used: 105K


Bulgaria does not have a navy.

Air Force[edit]

48 Air Skirmish.png Fighters

Total: 48 Planes

Manpower.png Manpower Used: 960

Strategies and guides[edit]

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