Slovakia in Europe

Description of Slovakia

The Concise Encyclopedia of the European Union describes slovakia in the following terms: [1] For much of its history part of Hungary, Slovakia was amalgamated into Czechoslovakia in 1918, became a Nazi puppet state in World War II, was returned to Czechoslovakia after the war and fell under Soviet domination until the collapse of communism in Eastern Europe in 1989. Freedom brought with it a revival of nationalist sentiment and Slovakia became a separate state in 1993. An ambivalent attitude to reform, continued use of secret police, and other human rights failings initially led the Commission to conclude that Slovakia was not suitable for membership of the Eu (see more in this European encyclopedia). With a change of government, however, there were hopes of improvement and the country is now accepted as a candidate, albeit with no prospect of admission for some years.


Notas y References

  1. Based on the book “A Concise Encyclopedia of the European Union from Aachen to Zollverein”, by Rodney Leach (Profile Books; London)

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