Slovakia, in long shape the Slovak Republic, in Slovak Slovensko and Slovenská republika, is a country situated in Central Europe, at the heart of continental Europe and east of the European Union, of which it is a member since 2004. Its border countries are Poland in the North, Ukraine in the East, Hungary in the South, Austria in the southwest and the Czech Republic in the northwest. From October 28th, 1918 till March 21st, 1939, then from April 4th, 1945 till December 31st, 1992, it was a member of the Czechoslovakia.
The country becomes again independent on January 1st, 1993, three years after the "Velvet revolution" of 1989 which ended the communist regime imposed by the " blow of Prague " of February, 1948, the federalism advocated by the "Prague Spring" of 1968 having been interrupted brutally in August of this year by Soviet Union and its allies. Since the independence, the country pursued a policy of integration of the country in the international institutions;
Slovakia is a part of the NATO since March 29th, 2004, and the European Union since May 1st, 2004. In 2005, the country was elected for the first time to the UN Security Council. The euro is its currency since January 1st, 2009.
Slovakia is a member of numerous international organizations, such as the UNO, NATO, the WTO (WORLD TRADE ORGANIZATION), the OECD or still the V4, and been a part of the Eurozone.
A few figures
National anthem :
Above montsTatras shines the flash of lightning
Coins of the Slovak currency
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Last edited: 25 Mar 2017