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  Links from the Slovak Embassy
This position of Bratislava and of Slovakia in the middle of Europe, on the border between East and West was and is symbolic.
The history of Slovakia is, therefore, the history of a European region.
To this period is ascribed the oldest known stone architecture in Slovakia, the round bastions, walls and houses from the Iron Age (700-500 B. C.), exhibit the influence of Greek civilization from the Black -Sea region and from the Etruscan culture of the south.
www.slovakembassy-us.org /history.html   (7611 words)

 History of Slovakia - Encyclopedia, History, Geography and Biography
The Roman epoch began in Slovakia in 6 CE, inaugurated by the arrival of Roman legions on this territory that led to a war against the Marcomanni and Quadi tribes.
Slovakia, rich in raw materials and fairly economically developed, remained until the beginning of the Modern Era the largest producer of silver and the second-largest producer of gold in Europe.
Nominally-independent Slovakia went through the early years of the Second World War in relative peace as an Axis ally, aiding Germany in her war efforts against Poland and the Soviet Union, though somewhat symbolically.
www.arikah.net /encyclopedia/History_of_Slovakia   (6477 words)

 A short history of Slovakia
The incorporation of Slovakia in the new state is confirmed in the Treaty of Trianon in 1920.
Slovakia becomes a parliamentary democracy, but in the first years of independence, the country is dominated by the authoritarian Movement for a Democratic Slovakia.
For the rest Slovakia is ruled by Mečiar's semi-authoritarian government that seriously breaches democratic norms and the rule of law until being ousted in the elections of 1998 by a coalition led by Mikulás Dzurinda.
www.electionworld.org /history/slovakia.htm   (1059 words)

 Slovakia - ENCYCLOPEDIA - The History Channel UK
Slovakia, however, played an important political role, with Bratislava serving as the Hapsburg capital, until all of Hungary was finally freed from the Turks in the late 17th cent.
The Allied victory in 1945 restored Slovakia to its territorial status before the Munich Pact, and the constitution of 1948 recognized Slovakia as one of the constituent states of a reestablished Czechoslovakia; the other state was composed of Bohemia, Moravia, and a small part of Silesia.
Slovakia became a member of NATO in Mar., 2004, and of the European Union in May. In April, Ivan Gašparovič was elected as Schuster's successor.
www.thehistorychannel.co.uk /site/search/search.php?word=Slovakia   (1769 words)

 History - Slovakia - Europe
Slavic tribes settled near the Danube in the area that is now Slovakia during the 5th and 6th centuries AD.
Slovakia remained under Hungarian rule, in different forms, for nearly 1,000 years.
Slovakia became the center of Hungarian culture and politics, with Bratislava (then called Pozsony) serving as the Habsburg capital.
www.countriesquest.com /europe/slovakia/history.htm   (336 words)

 History of Slovakia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The territory of the present-day Slovakia became progressively integrated into the developing multiethnic Kingdom of Hungary by the end of the 11th century.
From the late 1290s, Matthew Csák the self-titled "Lord of the Váh and the Tatras" was the de facto ruler of much of present-day Slovakia from his seat at Trenčín.
In November, by the first Vienna Award, Italy and Germany impelled Czechoslovakia (later Slovakia) to cede primarily Hungarian-inhabited Southern Slovakia to Hungary, in spite of pro-German official declarations of Czech and Slovak leaders made in October.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/History_of_Slovakia   (6568 words)

 Slovakia Jewry History
March 1939 Slovakia was declared an independent state, with Father Jozef Tiso, a Catholic priest, as Prime Minister, and with the Hlinka People's party, a right-wing Catholic nationalist group, as the only legal party.
Slovakia had to adhere to the German-Italian-Japanese axis, to provide rail and road access for the Germans to the east, and after the German attack on Russia, also to provide fighting troops.
Slovakia was poorer and far less industrialized than the historic Czech crown provinces of Bohemia and Moravia, and so were its Jews.
www.angelfire.com /hi/xcampaign/history.html   (724 words)

 History - Eastern Slovakia
The twentieth century history of this history is quite complex and thus this material is of an introductory nature only.
Germans disband Slovakia army, occupy and de-nationalize the region for the remainder of the war.
History of the Ulič Valley - A 2002 rewrite
www.iabsi.com /gen/public/history.htm   (2406 words)

 President of the Slovak Republic - A Brief History of Slovakia
Slovakia’s territory was undoubtedly made most famous by Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius, who wrote his Writings to Himself (also called Meditations) at the Hron (Granus) River in the area of Levice.
Since then the Hungarian history became part of the Slovak history, because both higher and lower Slovak nobility and Slovak noble families helped fortify and defend the border of the Kingdom of Hungary from invasions of Tatars and later Turks.
For the sake of historic truth, it should be emphasised that the democratic forces in Slovakia prepared and declared the armed Slovak National Uprising against German fascists in Banská Bystrica on 29 August 1944.
www.prezident.sk /?a-brief-history-of-slovakia   (1462 words)

Except for a brief period during World War II, during which Slovakia was a protectorate state of Nazi Germany, the Slovak people have been subjected to domination by stronger political entities, such as the Czechs of the Czechoslovak federation, the Magyars of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, and the sovereigns of the Habsburg Empire.
Although the history of the Slovak people as expressed in the nation state is less than a decade old, Slovaks have existed as a unique entity for over 1500 years.
A period in Slovak history is viewed by most Slovaks with mixed feelings since what was to be a joyous occasion that signaled the birth of a nation and the freedom of a peoples was overshadowed by atrocities sponsored by Nazi Germany.
www.slovakia.org /history.htm   (290 words)

 Slovakia: History, Geography, Government, and Culture — Infoplease.com
The country was liberated from the Germans by the Soviet army in the spring of 1945, and Slovakia was restored to its prewar status and rejoined to a new Czechoslovakian state.
Slovakia - Slovakia or the Slovak Republic,Slovak Slovensko, republic (2005 est.
Slovakia: History - History The Slovaks in History The area now constituting Slovakia was settled by Slavic tribes in...
www.infoplease.com /ipa/A0107967.html   (1011 words)

 WHKMLA : History of Slovakia, 1918-1929
In the new cabinet, Slovakia was represented by the ministers Stefanik and Srobar.
Meanwhile, large parts of Slovakia was held by Czech forces, which on December 5th 1918 were placed under the command of the Guard of Slovak Liberty.
While Slovakia's Germans and Gypsies were accustomed to being a minority, the Hungarians felt uncomfortable with the situation and rather favored the restoration of Hungarian rule.
www.zum.de /whkmla/region/eceurope/slovakia19181929.html   (1294 words)

 Come To Slovakia ~ Welcome
Slovakia, also known as the Slovak Republic, is often confused with other countries whose names sound similar.
The new independent, democratic nation of Slovakia is bordered by Poland to the north, the Ukraine to the east, Hungary to the south, and the Czech Republic and Austria to the west.
Although it is the capital of Slovakia, there were very few Slovaks in the city of Bratislava, until the middle of the 20th century.
cometoslovakia.com   (406 words)

Life for the people of Calenderberg who lived in the hamlets located in the plain (Sered) and also in the fortresses located on the summits (Smolenice, Molpr) was disturbed by the arrival of community tribes from the Thrace.
The Roman epoch began in Slovakia in 6 CE., inaugurated by the arrival of Roman legions on this territory which led to a war against the Markoman and Quadi tribes.
The last ethnic groups in Slovakia before the Slavs arrived were the Germanic Goth tribes, pushed to the East by the Huns and the Lombards.
www.slovakia.org /history1.htm   (943 words)

 World History Compass, European History
The Republic of Hungary - Geography and History
An interactive cartographic history of the relationship between hydrological and hydraulic systems and their impact on the urban development of Rome, Italy from 753 BC to the present day.
History of the Jewish-Turkic Khazar Kingdom of medieval Russia.
www.worldhistorycompass.com /europe.htm   (2611 words)

 Summer paradise - History of Slovakia
Slavic tribes came from the region east of the Vistula river and occupied what is now Slovakia in the 5th century AD.
By 1018 the whole of Slovakia was annexed by Hungary and remained so for the next 900 years, although the Spis region of East Slovakia belonged to Poland from 1412 to 1772.
Meciar lost the prime ministership in a parliamentary vote of no-confidence in March 1994 because of a failing economy and his increasingly authoritarian rule, but after general elections a few months later, he was able to form a new coalition government.
www.mountainparadise.co.uk /summer/1_slovakia/history.php   (2339 words)

 Slovakia: history   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
However, when Hungary was invaded by the Ottoman Empire in 1525, Slovakia was governed by the House of Austria, which strengthened the Counter-reformation throughout the region.
The conquest of central Hungary by the Ottoman Empire increased Magyar influence in Slovakia.
The integrity of the Republic was guaranteed by its membership of the Soviet bloc until, in 1991, with the fall of the Soviet regime and the system of alliances, the Czech and Slovak peoples divided to develop separate political lives.
gbgm-umc.org /country_profiles/country_history.cfm?Id=146   (1957 words)

 Slovakia - Heart of Europe: History of Slovakia
Slovakia's history is one of the most interesting in all of Europe, though it remains relatively unknown in the Western world.
This section of the Slovakia - Heart of Europe web site serves as a guide to Slovakia's history, with a brief description of key events that have taken place over the last millennium.
SHoE's History of Slovakia is not intended to be a rich historical work, it is more of an overview of the country's past.
www.heartofeurope.co.uk /history_slovakia.htm   (197 words)

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907: Today’s Slovakia + Moravia + Austria (territory north of the Danube)+ Hungary (territory north to Budapest and Tisza (Tisa) River, except for the territory to the west of the Pilis mountains) + western Ruthenia.
Western and central northern Slovakia is maybe part or under under the influence of White Croatia (see 948), eastern Slovakia is under cultural influence of the Kiew Rus, the Balt and of certain parts of Poland.
Transdanubia is ruled by himself, the Nitrian principality (Slovakia) is given in fief to his brother Michael (see below), influence in Transylvania is gained through Geza’s marriage with the daughter of the Transylvanian duke Gyula I, local chieftains still rule in other parts of present-day Hungary.
www.angelfire.com /sk3/quality/Slav_states.html   (12362 words)

 FCSLA - The Culture and History of Slovakia
Slovakia is a land of music, dance and song.
Although their history dates back further, most Slovaks of the past millennium seem to prefer to trace their roots to the ninth century and the apostolic work of Saints Cyril and Methodius.
In fact, the only long lived eras in Slovakia's history are those of invasion and oppression.
www.fcsla.com /slovak.shtml   (738 words)

 Amazon.com: A History of Slovakia, Second Edition: The Struggle for Survival: Books: Stanislav J. Kirschbaum   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
"A History of Slovakia is a masterpiece of historical narrative with a clear-stated and well-structured argument.
When dealing with the last 70 or so years of Slovak history, when the country was a part of Czechoslovakia, Kirschbaum dwells on Slovakia's inferior political (and economic) position and the (often exaggerated) hegemony exercised by the central government in Prague.
By calling the book "history of Slovakia", the author may be `creating' an entity that never really existed until the late 19th century.
www.amazon.com /History-Slovakia-Second-Struggle-Survival/dp/1403969299   (2578 words)

 A History of Slovakia, Second Edition (1403969299) KIRSCHBAUM - Palgrave Macmillan
This comprehensive study traces the history of over forty royal free towns from the sixteenth century to 1848 in the territories of what today are Hungary, Slovakia, and Romania.
The Burdens of Freedom is a history of fifteen countries -- some newly-created -- as they make their way from communism to the present day.
Incorporating the most up-to-date research, A History of Poland offers a wide-ranging, readable survey of the country\'s history, from early settlements, through the establishment of the Kingdom of Poland, to the Solidarity movement and the present day modern state.
www.palgrave-usa.com /Catalog/product.aspx?isbn=1403969299   (1349 words)

 Slovakia - Slovak Republic - Country Profile - Slovensko
In the chaos of World War II Slovakia became a separate republic in 1938, tightly controlled by Germany.
In 2004 Slovakia became a member of the European Union and the NATO.
Capital of Eastern Slovakia and the second largest city in the Slovak Republic.
www.nationsonline.org /oneworld/slovakia.htm   (726 words)

 Slovakia - Heart of Europe: Early History of Slovakia
Slovakia - Heart of Europe: Early History of Slovakia
There is an exhibit in the Poprad Museum of a Neanderthal skull molding, which was found in the village of Ganovce.
Following the fall of the Roman Empire, the region that is now Slovakia was raided by various different tribes, including the Huns, the Lombards, the Avars and the Germanic Goths, a phenomenon commonly known as the "migration of people".
www.heartofeurope.co.uk /history_slovakia2.htm   (130 words)

 H-Net Review: Owen V. Johnson on A History of Slovakia: The Struggle for Survival
In twelve chapters he surveys elements of the history of "the Slovaks" from the arrival of the Celts in 500 B.C. to the breakup of Czechoslovakia at the end of 1992.
He finds the history of the Slovaks inspirational, ascribing those aspects of Slovak history that mght be criticized to the acts of individuals who had been corrupted by non-Slovak ideas.
They are publicistic history, with explanation and interpretation whose roots were in the political debates of their day.
www.h-net.msu.edu /reviews/showrev.cgi?path=12090862319734   (1781 words)

 Books on the History of Slovakia - UK Bookshop
A History of Slovakia: The Struggle for Survival
Slovakia: From Samo to Dzurinda (Studies of Nationalities)
False Dawn: My Life As a Gypsy Woman in Slovakia (Biblioteca De Temas Gitanos Y Afines.
www.uk-bookshop.com /history/slovakia.htm   (270 words)

 Axis History Factbook: Slovakia
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