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Sozopol was the last Bulgarian settlement to fall, in 1453.As Ottoman power began to wane, Habsburg Austria and Russia saw Bulgarian Christians as potential allies.The Austrians first backed an uprising in Tarnovo in 1598, then a second one in 1686, the Chiprovtsi Uprising in 1688 and finally Karposh's Rebellion in 1689.It restored national consciousness and provided an ideological basis for the liberation struggle, resulting in the 1876 April Uprising.Up to 30,000 Bulgarians were killed as Ottoman authorities put down the rebellion.The massacres prompted the Great Powers to take action.
The region came under Byzantine control after the fall of Rome in 476.
Ivan Asen and Peter laid the foundations of the Second Bulgarian Empire with its capital at Tarnovo.
The Ottomans completed their conquest of Bulgarian lands in 1393 when Tarnovo was sacked after a three-month siege and the Battle of Nicopolis which brought about the fall of the Vidin Tsardom in 1396.
Bulgaria then transitioned into a democracy and a market-based economy.
Since adopting a democratic constitution in 1991, the sovereign state has been a unitary parliamentary republic with a high degree of political, administrative, and economic centralisation.