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The Trial against the General Ivan Valkov and other officers in 1954: Key aspects


Authors:
Chavdar Angelov

Pages: 162-181

Abstract:

The article revises generally accepted idea of preconditions led to the trial against the general Ivan Valkov in 1954 on the basis of unpublished documents. The text is constructed around the main thesis that the real purpose of the trial is to establish in the public consciousness a strong belief that the Communist Party rewarded justice the highest order. Alongside the communist leadership approached differently to individual participants in the bloody events which had happened during the period 1923 – 1925 – some of them were convicted, while others were not even prosecuted.

Keywords:

political violence, political process, myth.

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