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Slovakia

BACKGROUND

Information: A country.

Slovakia, officially the Slovak Republic, is a landlocked country in Central Europe. It is bordered by Poland to the north, Ukraine to the east, the Czechia to the west, Hungary to the south, and Austria to the southwest.

After World War I and the dissolution of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, the Slovaks and Czechs established Czechoslovakia (1918–1939). Slovakia is a high-income advanced economy with a very high standard of living and performs favorably in measurements of civil liberties, press freedom, internet freedom, democratic governance, and peacefulness.

Slovakia seceded from Czecho-Slovakia in March, 1939. 75,000 Jews out of 80,000 who remained on Slovak territory after Hungary had seized southern regions were deported and taken to German death camps. The Slovak Republic and Czechia went their separate ways after January 1, 1993.

Languages: Slovak with Hungarian widely spoken in the southern regions

Religion: Roman Catholic


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