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  SLOVENES - LoveToKnow Article on SLOVENES
Their neighbors on the south-west are Italians, on the west and north Germans: history and placenames point to Slovenes having formerly held parts of Tirol, Salzburg and Austria Proper; and on the east they have given up south-west Hungary to the Magyars; to the south they have the kindred race of the Croats.
Slovene woke to a new life in the latter part of the 18th century.
In phonetics Slovene is remarkable for the change of the original lj dj into ~ and j (our y) respectively, of j into u, and for the coincidence of the old half vowels i and ii in a dull e.
www.1911encyclopedia.org /S/SL/SLOVENES.htm   (1022 words)

 The Slovenes - history of the nation
Slovene territory settled from the 6th century on reached its greatest extent in the 9th century, covering an area from the Bay of Trieste to the Danube River in the north and Lake Balaton in the east.
Slovene ethnic territory subsequently shrank due to Germanization in the west and north and the arrival of the Hungarians on the Pannonian Plain.
Slovene settlement in Austria waned as early as the 13th century: German colonization reached the Villach Basin in Carinthia, the Graz Basin in Styria, and the Sora River flood plain in Carniola, and Italian colonization dominated the Friulian lowlands.
www.randburg.com /si/general/slo2.html   (3266 words)

 Slovene-Italian Relations 1880-1956
The Slovene side considered that the town belonged to the country, since rural areas should preserve their intact original identity of the given environment, free from cultural and social processes, and since the national image of towns was considered to have been a consequence of assimilation processes which impoverished the Slovene nation.
Slovenes and Italians were overwhelmed by the feelings of their own national identities and were not able to develop a feeling of common affiliation to the environment in which both national communities had roots.
Slovenes pursued the idea of Trieste as a centre of Slovene economic growth; they underlined its central role in the development, and although the Slovene population in Trieste was in the minority, there were more Slovene inhabitants in Trieste than in Ljubljana due to the different demographic composition of the two towns.
www.kozina.com /premik/poreng_enastran.htm   (10777 words)

 PERIOD 1918-1941
Many Slovenes joined the socialist movement because of their faith in its principles of social justice and national equality, turning it, by their presence, in a revolutionary direction: for this reason the fascists forged the notion of "Slavo-communists" and further stirred up the feelings of extreme nationalism.
Slovenes had limited access to employment in public service, several hundreds of cultural, sports, youth, social, and professional associations as well as dozens of business co-operatives and financial institutions, national centres, libraries, etc. were closed down.
Slovenes showed their interest in Italian literature in particular by translating and spreading works by Italian authors, whereas the interest of Italians in Slovene literature was very moderate, although there occurred some initiatives, in particular for translation.
www.kozina.com /premik/poreng3.htm   (2177 words)

 MSN Encarta - Print Preview - Slovenia
Slovenes, a Slavic ethnic group, constitute about 88 percent of the country’s population.
The Slovene government requires that all children attend school between the ages of 7 and 14.
Almost all Slovenes over the age of ten can read and write, and 66 percent of students receive postsecondary or higher levels of education.
encarta.msn.com /text_761571128___9/Slovenia.html   (330 words)

 Slovenia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
In the west, the valley of the Drava in Carinthia--including the depopulated city of Klagenfurt (Slovene Celovec), an area traditionally inhabited by Slovenes--was occupied, as was the city of Graz in Styria.
Slovene fears of a repeat of the Twilight War were shared with much of the rest of central Europe, as were distant Slovene worries that Slovenia could be swallowed up into a greater Germany.
While the majority of non-Communal ethnic Slovenes in the Austrian states have nothing to complain about--indeed, the Slovene community of Vienna has successfully maintained its cohesion as a minority and is thriving--publicized events of discrimination against Slovene travellers and businesspeople have soured some Slovenes on their northern neighbours.
users2.ev1.net /~redroach/ad2300/slovenia.htm   (5470 words)

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Slovenes first settled in their present corner of Europe in the middle of the sixth century.
Slovenes contended that their hard-earned money was being used in the less-developed regions of Yugoslavia (Kraft, Vodopivec, Cvikl 1997, 201) But the federal economic policy was only one of the causes of Slovenia's critical attitude toward Yugoslavia.
Slovenes were also willing to develope Yugoslavia to a more democratic direction, but it became more and more obvious that the processes of democratization and liberation from Communist ideological schemes were proceeding much faster in the western/northern part of Yugoslavia than in the east/south.
www.valt.helsinki.fi /agathon/2611_2.htm   (2685 words)

 Slovenes and Slovene Language (aka Slovenian)
Slovenes, by historians now referred to as Alpine Slavs or proto-Slovenes, pushed up the Sava, Drava, and Mura river valleys into the Eastern Alps and the Karst (a limestone area on the Dalmatian coast on the Adriatic Sea north of Trieste).
By the year 700, these Slavic tribes became united under Duke Borut, who recognized the sovereignty of Bavaria in 725, in an effort to align himself with the Bavarians against the threat of the Avars - a nomadic Tartar tribe that was harrassing the populations of the Danube and Drava rivers.
The Germans finally overwhelmed the Slovene settlements, which could not depend on a continuous stream of new settlers.
www.slavism.com /slovene   (2777 words)

 Slovenia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
In the late 19th century, the Slovenes enjoyed a rising level of education, the rise of industries and cities, but were in danger of getting assimilated into the dominant Austrian culture.
The Franks overran the Slovenes in the late eighth century; during the rule of the Frankish king Charlemagne, German nobles began enserfing the Slovenes and German missionaries baptized them in the Latin rite.
Austria reasserted its dominance of the Slovenes in 1813 and rescinded the French reforms.
www.geohistory.com /GeoHistory/GHMaps/GeoWorld/NSloveni.html   (1737 words)

 Slovenian Genealogy Society: "Montana" - Trunk, 1912 - Slovenia translation
Even though three is no Slovene school here and the children have to attend English schools, the young people have high esteem for their mother tongue and are never ashamed of it, as is the case, unfortunately, in many other regions.
At present in the city of Butte and environs, there are over 1,000 Slovenes who are employed either in smelters and mines or have land holdings and houses near the city, where they are engaged in raising chickens and pigs.
The majority of the Slovenes are in St. John's Society #14 of the KSKJ, or the Society of St. Martin of the JSKJ.
feefhs.org /SLOVENIA/si/sidb1/trunk-mt.html   (1327 words)

 State of Slovenes, Croats and Serbs - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The State of Slovenes, Croats and Serbs (Croatian and Serbian Država Slovenaca, Hrvata i Srba, Slovenian Država Slovencev, Hrvatov in Srbov) was a short-lived state formed from the southernmost parts of the Austrian-Hungarian monarchy after its dissolution at the end of the World War I by the resident population of Slovenes, Croats and Serbs.
The two vice presidents were a Serb Svetozar Pribičević and a Croat, Dr Ante Pavelić (not to be confused with Ante Pavelić who was the leader of the regime set up by the Germans in Croatia in 1941).
The state was not internationally recognized before the People's Council joined it with the Kingdoms of Serbia and Montenegro and formed the Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes on the 1st of December, 1918.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/State_of_Slovenes,_Croats_and_Serbs   (304 words)

 Slovenia: history   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
One of the southern Slav groups, the Slovenes occupied what is now Slovenia and the land to the north of this region in the 6th century AD.
The Slovenes were reduced to serfdom and the region north of the Drava River was completely dominated by the Germans.
The Slovene people preserved their cultural identity because of the educational efforts of their native intelligentsia who were mostly Catholic monks and priests.
gbgm-umc.org /country_profiles/country_history.cfm?Id=147   (1719 words)

 Slovenes vote in referendum on the ``Erased''   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Slovenes voted Sunday in a referendum on granting ethnic minorities rights as legal residents, an issue that has ignited nationalist sentiment in this tiny Alpine country.
But Slovene nationalists opposed the ruling, arguing that the fledgling country would expose itself to lawsuits by people who suffered as a result of being "erased." The referendum asked whether the court ruling reinstating the rights of the group should be annulled.
Ethnic Slovenes were automatically given Slovenian citizenship after the country of 2 million seceded from the Yugoslav federation, while people of other ethnic backgrounds were required to apply for citizenship in the new nation.
www.sfgate.com /cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/news/archive/2004/04/04/international1431EDT0512.DTL&type=printable   (479 words)

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Slovenes mostly remained loyal to the Habsburgs almost to the end of the First World War for various reasons: historical inertia, fear of Italian or German expansionism, the Catholic character of the Empire, its economic unity or sense of cultural superiority relative to the Serbs.
Slovene Liberals (divided in several parties and fractions) were - with few exceptions - against federal organisation of new state: they enthusiastically advocated national unitarism (uniform nation-state), corresponding rigid political centralism and even rejected the ethnic/linguistic specificity of Slovenes and pleaded for assimilation.
Slovene territory was divided among Germans (central part), Italians (Ljubljana province) and Hungary (Prekmurje): the last two even formally completely annexed these lands to their states (while the first was in process of annexation).
www.ces.uj.edu.pl /velikonja/century.doc   (4563 words)

 Slovenes favor EU, polls show
Polls indicate Juri is not alone - Slovenes are divided on NATO but overwhelmingly support European Union membership, the second issue in the vote.
Slovenes expect EU membership to bring more economic growth to their country, which has made strides since gaining independence from then-Yugoslavia 12 years ago.
Most Slovenes oppose the war, and many view the war as closely linked to NATO, even though the alliance is playing no part.
www.showmenews.com /2003/Mar/20030323News016.asp   (588 words)

 Something Slovenes Do Best ?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
In it, a clumsy Slovene (wearing a ski outfit, of all things) enters a Bosnian disco, where he tries to flirt with a girl but instead falls down and accidentally hurts people.
Slovenes may not be the best seducers, but there are things they do excellently...
And the bit about "Slovenes being the Germans of the Balkans" is certainly tossed around pretty often.
www.carniola.org /theglory/2004/06/something_slove.htm   (308 words)

 Slovenes Come to Richwood
In the early 1900's, many Slovenes left their homeland in search of jobs and a better life in America.
The Bartol, Jonas, Logar, Prelaz, Svet, Urbas, and Wise families of West Virginia were all Slovene immigrants from the village of Cerknica who settled in Richwood, determined to make a new life for themselves in a new land.
After enduring the rigors of Ellis Island, the Slovenes moved on to the next stage of their journey - the train station in Manhattan where they would board a train for Richwood.
www.wvculture.org /goldenseal/slovene.html   (538 words)

 Slovenes, a Contrasting View of Their Origin
The traditional view that Slovenes are indigenous to the Alpine region of Europe was held not only by Slovenes, but also by some German and Italian scholars.
To utilize the method, the linguist must count the consonants, vowels, and words of the two languages; the resulting percentage of sameness and similarity are tabulated to prove the degree of relatedness.
Sufficiently clear is the connection between the Slovenes and the bearers of the Lusatian culture, united by the famous "Amber Road" from the Baltic to the Adriatic."
www.angelfire.com /country/veneti/Slovenija20004Skerbinc.html   (1769 words)

The federal Yugoslav army bent on taming the Slovenes was headed by two Serb fanatics: General Bogojc Adzic, the chief of staff, and tank commander General Zivota Avaramovic, fresh from crushing the overwhelmingly Albanian-Serb-run region of Kosovo.
Once again, as in all guerrilla victories, the key was ardent, virtual unanimous support by the Slovene people in defense of their freedom against a hated external force, as well as intimate knowledge of the terrain by the guerrillas.
And the Slovenes, who before the battle had been willing to settle for sovereignty within a loose Yugoslav confederation, were now both embittered by the Serb aggression and emboldened by their heroic victory against far superior numbers and firepower.
www.lewrockwell.com /rothbard/ir/Ch37.html   (1025 words)

 Slovenian Genealogy Society: "Kansas" - Trunk 1912 - Slovenia translation
Years ago the Slovenes and Croatians were saving money to building the Church of St. John the Baptist, but the Croatians did not recognize any rights of the Slovenes so the Slovenes started to worship in the Church of St. Anthony which is a German church.
Occasionally a Slovene missionary would visit them until the Slovenes built their own church, the Church of the Holy Family.
Slovenes are also found in Skidmore, Radley, Franklin, Chicoppee, Cherokee, Jacksonville and in Mulberry, but I did not get any report.
feefhs.org /slovenia/si/sidb1/trunk-ks.html   (853 words)

 Bosnian Institute News: Slovenes and Serbs
For the Slovenes the national state was the means of self-defence against Milosevic’s general regression, i.e.
Serb disappointment with the Slovenes derives primarily from the fact that the Serbs expected an unconditional Slovene support against the Croats, the way it was in 1918-1941.
The Slovenes ‘burnt down’ Yugoslavia as a common state, and proposed to the Serbs to make a new state in which they would be equal partners.
www.bosnia.org.uk /news/news_body.cfm?newsid=2012   (975 words)

 Famous Slovenes - The most eminent Slovenes are depicted on Slovenia’s banknotes
Janez Vajkard Valvasor (1641-1693), nobleman and polymath, harbinger of the Slovene Enlightenment.
In Ljubljana, he established the Slovene School of Impressionist Drawing and Painting, the predecessor of the Academy of Art, and built a pavilion in Tivoli Park that became the central venue for art exhibitions in Slovenia.
He then occupied Slovene ethnic territory, establishing the northern border between Austria and Yugoslavia that was later ratified by the Saint Germain peace treaty.
www.randburg.com /si/general/slo8.html   (1656 words)

 State Secretary Dr Iztok Simoniti receives representatives of Slovenes in Croatia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The President of the Association of Slovene Societies, Darko Šonc, outlined the activities of the association, underlined the importance of cooperation between the societies and provided information on the regulation of minority issues in Croatia, in which the association actively participates.
The new leadership of the Slovene society in Rijeka introduced itself; the society in Rijeka is endeavouring to expand its activities and to include the youth.
The Association of Slovene Societies comprises societies in Zagreb, Rijeka, Split, Šibenik and the recently established societies in Dubrovnik and Pula.
www.sigov.si /cgi-bin/spl/mzz/eng/news_room/news/02032701.html   (260 words)

 IES - The Slovenes in the area of the former Yugoslavia outside Slovenia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The project is methodologically researched in a multi- and interdisciplinary way: These Slovenes are to be researched through historical, demographic, sociological, socio-geographic, psychological and socio-psychological, linguist and sociolinguistic, juridical and political science aspects of their life and status.
In the whole of the dealt with area, the number of the self-determined Slovenes has been rapidly decreasing since the second part of the 20th century, as shown in population censuses (1953: 71.652 Slovenes in Yugoslavia outside Slovenia, 1961: 66.963, 1971: 54.003, 1991: 35.388).
The majority of Slovenes have always lived in the neighbouring Croatia, where there were about 23.000 at the time of the dissolution of Yugoslavia.
www2.arnes.si /~ljinv16/inv/pra_vkb.htm   (263 words)

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