Bulgaria is a country located on the Balkan peninsula. It was created in 681 AD. It was the main power on the Balkans as well as one of the strongest country in Europe during the middle ages. From 1396 to 1878 Bulgaria has been enslaved by the Ottoman Empire. Later on it participates in both World Wars on Axis side. From 1944 to 1989 it is leaded by a socialist government. Today the country is member of NATO and the European Union.