from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- A city of northern Bulgaria northeast of Sofia. Settled by Thracians, it was ruled by Turkey from the 1400s to the 1800s.
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- proper noun a
cityin northern Bulgaria
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- noun the town was taken from the Turks by the Russians in 1877 after a siege of 143 days
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And, to understand this, one must go back to 1950 when the "father of Europe", Jean Monnet, launched what became known as the Pleven Plan for a European Defence Community, held together by a European Political Community.
Premier Pleven recommended the creation of a European ministry of defense (known as the Pleven Plan) rather than the rearmament of (West) Germany.
Someone (or more than one someone) is supplying the Ottoman commanders information about Russian plans during the long and bloody 1877 siege of Plevna (in what is now Bulgaria and called Pleven).
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