First Bulgar state in the Balkans

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The Bulgars, a Turkic tribe from the east, having been forced from their kingdom around the Black Sea, formed the First State of Bulgaria, as rulers of the Slavs. Their kingdom covered the Danube plain to the north (modern Romania) and south (modern Bulgaria).

Later the state of Bulgaria was extended further south into Thrace and Macedonia.

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