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  History of Slovenia
Defying the politicians in Belgrade, Slovenia underwent a flowering of democracy and an opening of its society in cultural, civic, and economic realms to a degree almost unprecedented in the communist world.
On December 23, 1990, 88% of Slovenia's population voted for independence in a referendum, and on June 25, 1990, the Republic of Slovenia declared its independence.
Slovenia is one of the focus countries for the U.S. southeast European policy aimed at reinforcing regional stability and integration.
www.historyofnations.net /europe/slovenia.html   (1181 words)

  
  ICL - Slovenia Index
The public desire to Slovenia's independence from Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (SFRY) was first expressed in the plebiscite on 23 Dec 1990.
Slovenia joined the UN, the IMF, the World Bank, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, the Council of Europe, NATO and the European Union.
Jan 1991: The Ultimatum of the Belgrade Government to Slovenia demanding the disarmament of the territorial defence units is rejected by the Slovene Government.
www.servat.unibe.ch /law/icl/si__indx.html   (995 words)

  
  Slovenia: History — FactMonster.com
In 1918, Slovenia was included in the kingdom of Serbs, Croats, and Slovenes (called Yugoslavia after 1929), and in 1919 Austria formally ceded the region by the Treaty of Saint-Germain.
Slovenia, along with Croatia, was recognized as an independent country by the European Community and the United Nations in 1992.
Slovenia became a member of NATO and the European Union in 2004, and adopted the euro as its currency three years later.
www.factmonster.com /ce6/world/A0861135.html   (365 words)

  
 The Economy and Economic History of Slovenia   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Slovenia was populated by Slavs in their general migration into the Balkans during the sixth through the ninth centuries.
Slovenia was conquered by a German empire about 750 AD and became a property of various Germanic empire.
Slovenia is mountainous but with fertile river valleys where grain and potatoes are grown.
www.sjsu.edu /faculty/watkins/slovenia.htm   (155 words)

  
  Slovenia HISTORY
Milan Kucan, former head of the League of Communists of Slovenia, was elected president with 54% of the vote in recognition of his efforts to effect a bloodless transfer of power from a monopoly by the Communist party to a free multi-party system and his standing up to the recentralizing attempts by Serbia.
Slovenia was accepted as a member of the UN on 23 April 1992 and has since become a member of many other international organizations, including the Council of Europe in 1993 and the NATO related Partnership for Peace in 1994.
At a NATO summit held in Prague that November, Slovenia was one of seven countries officially invited to join the organization, and in December at an EU summit in Copenhagen, Slovenia was invited to join that body in 2004.
www.nationsencyclopedia.com /Europe/Slovenia-HISTORY.html   (7545 words)

  
 Slovenia - MSN Encarta
Slovenia is a member of the Council of Europe(CE), the Central European Initiative (CEI), and the United Nations (UN).
Slovenia’s dissatisfaction with the Yugoslav federation grew during the 1980s, with increased sentiment first for greater autonomy and then for independence.
Slovenia and Italy worked successfully to negotiate their dispute over the property rights of ethnic Italians who fled Slovenia after World War II and whose property was confiscated by the Yugoslav government.
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761571128_2/Slovenia.html   (1269 words)

  
 History of Slovenia
Slovenia is today a vibrant democracy, but the roots of this democracy go back deep in Slovene history.
On December 23, 1990, 88% of Slovenia's population voted for independence in a referendum, and on June 25, 1990, the Republic of Slovenia declared its independence.
Slovenia acceded to both NATO and the EU in the spring of 2004.
infotut.com /geography/Slovenia   (945 words)

  
 History - Slovenia - Europe
Slovenia and Italy worked successfully to negotiate their dispute over the property rights of ethnic Italians who fled Slovenia after World War II and whose property was confiscated by the Yugoslav government.
Italy had threatened to block Slovenia’s entry into the EU until the issue was resolved, but the Italian government backed off from this stance in early 1995.
In June 1996 Slovenia signed an association agreement with the EU; in December 1997 it was invited to begin the process of becoming a full member.
www.countriesquest.com /europe/slovenia/history.htm   (768 words)

  
 Slovenia (03/07)
Slovenia served as the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) Chairman-in-Office in 2005, is the Chairman of the International Atomic Energy Agency Board of Governors in 2006-2007, and is preparing to be the first of the ten 2004 EU newcomers to hold the EU’s rotating presidency in 2008.
Slovenia served as Chairman-in-Office of the OSCE in 2005 and is the Chairman of the International Atomic Energy Agency’s Board of Governors for 2006-2007.
Slovenia is engaged with 29 countries in bilateral military exchange--most actively with the U.S.--and in regional cooperative arrangements in central and southeast Europe; it participates in or intends to contribute forces for five major multinational regional peacekeeping bodies.
www.state.gov /r/pa/ei/bgn/3407.htm   (6312 words)

  
 Slovenia Europe - Pictures, Travel, Economy and Map
Slovenia acceded to both NATO and the EU in the spring of 2004
Slovenia, with its historical ties to Western Europe, enjoys a GDP per capita substantially higher than that of the other transitioning economies of Central Europe.
Privatization of the economy proceeded at an accelerated pace in 2002-03, and the budget deficit dropped from 3.0% of GDP in 2002 to 1.6% in 2003.
slovenia.europe-countries.com   (1170 words)

  
 A BRIEF HISTORY OF SLOVENIA
Welcome to the country which until 1918 was not on maps, was not an administrative entity, and was not in history.
Slovenia is a state of Slovenes along with two minorities, Italian and Hungarian; while Slovenes also live as indigenous inhabitants of Italy, Austria, and Hungary.
Slovenia came into being with the disintegration of Yugoslavia in 1991, as Yugoslavia was a multinational entity from its birth in 1918.
www2.arnes.si /~krsrd1/conference/Speeches/Granda_a_brief_history_of_slovenia.htm   (3763 words)

  
 Highbeam Encyclopedia - Search Results for Slovenia
Physical Slovenia is bordered by Austria to the north, Hungary to the east, Italy to the west, and Croatia to the south and east.
The history of this largely mountainous area is closely linked with that of Slovenia.
24,704), in Slovenia, on the Istrian peninsula in the Gulf of Trieste.
www.encyclopedia.com /SearchResults.aspx?Q=Slovenia   (730 words)

  
 MavicaNET - History of Slovenia
From that time until 1918 Slovenia was part of Austria and the region was largely comprised in the Austrian crownlands of Carinthia, Carniola, and Styria.
Description and history of the Slovenian national insignia - the flag and the coat of arms.
With the exception of Napoleon's ; 4-year tutelage of parts of Slovenia and Croatia -- the "Illyrian Provinces" -- Slovenia was part of the Hapsburg empire from the 14th century until 1918.
www.mavicanet.com /lite/hrv/24574.html   (370 words)

  
 Slovenia History | iExplore.com
Slovenia is the only one of the ex-Yugoslav republics to have a substantial, as opposed to a merely nominal, multi-party democracy, although it is on the road to permanent coalition politics with three parties (the customary European mix of center-right, center-left and liberal) as the main contestants.
Slovenia’s only major outstanding problem in its foreign relations is a long-standing border dispute with Croatia, an aspirant to EU and NATO membership (which Slovenia has tried to veto), which has so far defied solution.
Slovenia is the only former Yugoslav republic to have been accepted for membership of the EU, which it joined in May 2004.
www.iexplore.com /dmap/Slovenia/History   (1335 words)

  
 Definition of History of Slovenia
Slovenia continued to form Yugoslavia's most prosperous and advanced republic through the communist era, at the forefront of Yugoslavia's unique version of communism.
On December 23, 1990, 88% of Slovenia's population voted for independence in a referendum, and on June 25, 1991, the Republic of Slovenia declared its independence.
History of Austria, History of Italy, History of Hungary, History of Croatia, History of Yugoslavia, History of Germany, History of the Czech Republic, History of Slovakia.
www.wordiq.com /definition/History_of_Slovenia   (689 words)

  
 InternationalReports.net : Slovenia 2002
In 181 BC the Romans established their first colony in what was to become Slovenia, setting up in the northern Adriatic town of Aquileia (Oglej in Slovene) and eventually building their famous roads.
Most of Slovenia’s important castles were built between the 10th and 13th Centuries and many monasteries were established, as symbols of the partnership between the Roman Catholic Church and the German princes.
This was propitious for Slovenia which became a bridge to the wider world, resulting in an early baseline of flexibility in industry.
www.internationalreports.net /europe/slovenia/2002/sloveniansurvival.html   (1673 words)

  
 Country info
The Republic of Slovenia lies at the heart of Europe, where the Alps and the Mediterranean meet the Pannonian plains and the mysterious Karst.
Slovenia became an independent state in 1991 and a member of the EU on May 1, 2004.
Arts and culture have had a special position in the history of the Slovenian nation and have compensated for the lack of its own state and political institutions in the past.
www.matkurja.com /en/country-info   (450 words)

  
 Slovenia, a new emerging economy
Slovenia has by far the best economy in the entire former communist world, with a higher GDP per capita than Greece and Portugal, who both joined the EU in the 1980s.
According to the report, Slovenia entered the ERM II exchange rate mechanism in June 2004 (not the same thing as full membership of the euro, but a prelude to it), reducing inflation to the Maastricht criterion level and maintaining competitiveness.
Slovenia's foreign minister, Dimitrij Rupel, is also chairman of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, which is not part of the EU but is one of the main instruments of encouraging democratic development in areas such as former Soviet Central Asia and the Balkans.
www.newnations.com /archive/2005/July/si.html   (2075 words)

  
 Slovenia in Brief
Slovenia is strengthening its international position and reputation as a democratic, stable and successful European state, but also strives for the preservation of its national identity.
Slovenia experienced a real boom in new radio and television programmes in the last decade, while on the other hand, there are too few informative political dailies and magazines.
In the first half of 2008, Slovenia will be the first new Member State to hold the Presidency of the EU.
www.ukom.gov.si /eng/slovenia/in-brief/history   (653 words)

  
 Tabibito's Slovenia Guide
Slovenia kept on flourishing even after it was handed back to Austria as agreed in the Congress of Berlin.
Partially, this was due to the economic deterioration, although the standard of living in Slovenia as well as in →Croatia was substantially higher than in other parts of the federation.
Slovenia was the first of the Yugoslav republics to hold free and democratic elections in the year 1990.
www.europe-east.com /balkan/eslowenien.shtml   (2360 words)

  
 Slovenia History
With the exception of Napoleon's 4-year tutelage of parts of Slovenia and Croatia -- the "Illyrian Provinces" -- Slovenia was part of the Hapsburg empire from the 14th century until 1918.
In 1918 Slovenia joined with other southern Slav states in forming the Kingdom of Serbs Croats and Slovenians as part of the peace plan at the end of World War I. Renamed in 1929 under a Serbian monarch the Kingdom of Yugoslavia fell to the Axis powers during World War II.
On December 23 1990 88% of Slovenia's population voted for independence in a referendum and on June 25 1991 the Republic of Slovenia declared its independence.
www.world66.com /europe/slovenia/history   (445 words)

  
 Slovenia: "Far From the Maddening Crowd"
Slovenia went through a smooth transition period, for Slovenian society is built on consensus, which has converged on a social-democrat model.
Slovenia, which did not experience the horrors of the Yugoslavian war, probably does not understand why Croatian people are so sensitive on the subject of territorial sovereignty and borders.
In September 2004, Slovenia threatened to oppose Croatia’s EU and NATO memberships after a number of its citizens were held in one of the disputed border areas (near Secovlje, southern margin of the Slovenian coast).
www.axisglobe.com /article.asp?article=766   (1993 words)

  
 Jewish Monuments in Slovenia   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Slovenia formed part of the former Yugoslavia from 1918 until it seceded from the Yugoslav Federation in 1991 and won its independence in a 10-day war.
The town, in Styria, was the stronghold of Slovenia's medieval Jewish population.
Slovenia's Prekmurje region comprises the northeast corner of the country, bordering on Austria to the northwest, Hungary to the northeast and Croatia to southeast, with the Mura River forming a natural boundary with the rest of Slovenia to the southwest.
www.isjm.org /jhr/IInos1-2/slovenia.htm   (6801 words)

  
 Slovenia Travel Guide | Slovenia Travel Information Guide   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Slovenia was the first republic to break away, achieving independence relatively peacefully in 1991.
Slovenia was always the most prosperous region in Yugoslavia and it has successfully made the transition from a socialist economy to a capitalist free market one: it was first of the former Yugoslavian states to join the EU in 2004 and adopted the euro in 2007.
Situated in the heart of Slovenia, draped along the banks of the Ljubljanica River, the capital is within a two-hour drive of all the state borders.
www.worldtravelguide.net /country/252/country_guide/Europe/Slovenia.html   (226 words)

  
 Slovenia: history   (Site not responding. Last check: )
During the socialist period, Slovenia was first or second among the Yugoslav republics with regard to family income, leading the table for economically active population outside the rural sector.
Slovenia’s recognition was also one of the most clear-cut cases for the international community, as it controlled its own borders, maintained its own armed forces, and had already issued its own currency.
In June 1996 Slovenia signed an association agreement with the EU as a formal step prior to its incorporation as a full member in 2001.
gbgm-umc.org /country_profiles/country_history.cfm?Id=147   (1727 words)

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