Lecture: 1913 Treaty of Bucharest: Macedonia's
By Risto Stefov
May 19, 2008
The year 1878 is significant because it put in motion
many events that had lasting consequences for the Macedonian people.
During this lecture Risto Stefov talked about internal and external
influences that initiated events in 1878 which lead to Macedonia’s
partition in 1913.
He began by giving an idea of how the Great Powers of the time
influenced the Balkans politically and economically, and why foreign
churches and schools came to Macedonia and the kind of influence
they had on the Macedonian people.
He also talked about involvements of royal families that influenced
Macedonia’s partition, and a brief introduction about the
Macedonian people’s rise to power during the Ilinden Uprising
and their failure to achieve independence and create a Macedonian
Finally he outlined the actions of Macedonia’s neighbours
in Macedonia’s invasion, occupation and partition and the
conditions under which the Treaty of Bucharest was signed on August
Left to Right: John Thomas (President CMHS), Risto
Stefov & Odyssey Belchevski (Director of Lectures CMHS)