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  1. Slovakia's struggle for independence by Joseph M Kirschbaum, 1979
  2. Slovakia's national martyr, Father Tiso by Paul C Fallat, 1974
  3. Tatras (Visiting Slovakia) by Ivan Lacika, 2001-05
  4. The Slovaks : Their history and traditions by Peter P Yurchak, 1946
  5. A Breaking of Seals: The French Resistance in Slovakia by Bohus Chnoupek, 1988-01
  6. Slovakia: A political and constitutional history : with documents (Acta Academica Slovaca) by Joseph A Mikus, 1995
  7. A look back at Munnichwies: An ethnic German village in middle Slovakia with a Charleroi and Mon Valley connection, Book 1 (Munnichwieser Chronicles) by Thomas Kendrick, 1998
  8. Christian Slovakia under communism by Jozef Paučo, 1959
  9. An outline of Slovakia's struggle for independence by Joseph M Kirschbaum, 1959
  10. Slovakia by Matus Cernak, 1946
  11. The Foreigner's Guide to Living in Slovakia by Margarete Hurn, 2007-08-01
  12. Czechoslovakia (Brief Histories) by Maria Dowling, 2002-05-30
  13. Prague: A Cultural and Literary History (Cities of the Imagination) by Richard D. E. Burton, 2003-05
  14. The Great Country Houses of the Czech Republic and Slovakia (Great Country Houses Of...) by Michael, Lord Pratt, 2008-01-23

61. 1Up Travel : Slovakia - History And Culture Of Slovakia.
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History Slovakia existed as part of Hungary from the beginning of the 10th century until 1918, when it united with the Czech lands of Bohemia and Moravia, in addition to a small part of Silesia, to form Czechoslovakia. In 1939, shortly before the start of World War II, Slovakia declared its independence under pressure from German dictator Adolf Hitler, but in 1945 it was reunited with the rest of Czechoslovakia. From 1948 until 1989 Czechoslovakia was ruled by a Soviet-style Communist regime. During the yaer 1993 the country broke apart, and Slovakia became independent.

62. Slovakia (08/05)
history From the 11th until the early 20th century, presentday slovakia was under Hungarian rule, either directly or as a part of the Habsburg Empire.
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Slovak Republic

Area: 48, 845 sq. km. (about twice the size of New Hampshire).
Land boundaries (total): 1,524 km. Austria 91 km.; Czech Republic 215 km.; Hungary 677 km.; Poland 444 km.; Ukraine 97 km.
Cities: Capital Bratislava.
Terrain: Landlocked with high mountains in the north, low mountains in the center, hills to the west, Danube River basin in the south. Climate: Temperate; average temperature in January 26.5°F; in July 68°F. Annual precipitation 24"-40". Elevation: Lowest point, Bodrok River 94 m. Highest point, Gerlachovsky Stit 2,655 m. People Nationality: Noun and adjective Slovak(s). Population (May 2001 census*): 5,379,455. Bratislava (428,672), Kosice (236,093), Zilina (156,361), Nitra (163,540), Presov (161,782), Banska Bystrica (111,984). Annual population growth rate (2001 est.): 0.13%. Ethnic groups (2001): Slovaks 85.8%, Hungarians 9.7%, Roma 1.7%, Czechs 0.8%, Ruthenians 0.4%, Ukranians 0.2%, other 1.4%. Unofficial estimates place the Roma population between 6%-10%.

63. The History Of Slovakia
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    From the 11th until the early 20th century, present-day Slovakia was under Hungarian rule, either directly or as a part of the Habsburg Empire. Intellectuals seeking to revive the Slovak language and culture began the Slovak national revival in the 19th century. The formation of the Czechoslovak Republic in 1918 following World War I satisfied the common aspirations of Czechs and Slovaks for independence from the Habsburg Empire.
    Although Czechoslovakia was the only east-central European country to remain a parliamentary democracy from 1918 to 1938, it was plagued with minority problems, the most important of which concerned the country's large German population. In 1938, the Allies concluded the Munich agreement that forced Czechoslovakia to cede the predominantly German region known as Sudetenland to Germany. Then, in March 1939 Germany invaded what remained of Bohemia and Moravia and established a German protectorate. Slovakia had already declared its independence on March 14, 1939, and had become a Nazi German puppet state led by Jozef Tiso.
    On August 29, 1944, 60,000 Slovak troops organized by the underground rose up against the Nazis and the Tiso regime in what became known as the Slovak National Uprising. Although ultimately unsuccessful, this act of resistance became an important historical landmark for the Slovaks. At the close of World War II, Soviet troops overran all of Slovakia, Moravia, and much of Bohemia.
  • 64. Slovakia's History And Vehicle Index
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    Slovakia was formed in March 1939 from the eastern provinces of Czechoslovakia under the leadership of Josef Tiso. The Hlinka Guards, a party militia, was formed. The Slovak army was made up from the 3rd Mobile Division and the 9th, 10th, 11th, 15th, 16th, and 17th Infantry Divisions. On May 2, 1939, it was organized to have 5 infantry regiments and 6 independent infantry battalions. By August 29, 1939, the regiments were formed into 3 infantry divisions. The new Slovak Fast Division was made up of armor that was part of the Czechoslovakian 3rd Fast Division that left 79 LT vz 35 tanks in the Levice area. In March 1939 Slovakia had a border dispute with Hungary and lost one LT vz 35 Slovak forces participated in the invasion of Poland in 1939 and were given 30 CKD vz 33 tankettes and 13 OA vz 30 armored cars. On August 11, 1941, the 1st Slovak Division and the Pilfousek Fast Brigade were merged to form the Slovak Fast Division under the command of Rudolf Pilfousek. It was part of the German 17th Army. It fought at Lvov, Kiev, and was nearly destroyed by the Soviet counter attacks at Stalingrad. In 1943 it was withdrawn from active fighting, disarmed, and disbanded because of desertion and loyalty problems with the Germans.

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    Over the course of the 10th century, these tribes gradually settled in the region and created an embryonic Hungarian state which adopted many of the systems and structures of its predecessor. Slovakia's mineral deposits made it the richest part of the Hungarian empire and the region prospered, especially during the 13th and 14th centuries. This period came to an end after the Hungarians suffered a major military defeat in 1526 at the Battle of Mohacs at the hands of the Ottoman Turks, who promptly dismembered the empire. Slovakia, however, was able to resist the Ottoman occupation and allied itself with the Austrian Hapsburg monarchy. Between 1526 and 1784, the Slovak capital Bratislava (known to the Hapsburgs as Pressburg) was nominated capital of the 'Kingdom of Hungary' and over a dozen Hapsburg monarchs were crowned in the city.
    A dark period followed, in which the country was effectively under German control. In 1948, the Slovaks voted for a democratic government which was aborted when Slovakia was grouped together with its Czech neighbours after the Yalta agreement between the world's superpowers. Another defining moment took place in 1968 when Alexander Dubcek (then leader of the Communist Party of Czechoslovakia) introduced the policy known as 'socialism with a human face' that ended with the Prague Spring and the crushing of the reformist movement by the Soviet army. The period of 'normalisation' under democratic socialism finally gave way to democratic reforms in November 1989.

    66. The Slovak-American International Cultural Foundation, A Not-for-profit Organiza
    A notfor-profit organization promoting knowledge about the contributions of slovakia and Slovak-Americans to the culture and history of the American people
    THIS IS SLOVAKIA... Lame, hurt by the many isms of the 20th Century, but pregnant not only with music, but also with literature and art. Let us work together to bring this literature and art to America and all the World so that humanity may be enriched. Please join us in this important work
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    The Slovak-American International Cultural Foundation, Inc.
    SLOVAK LITERATURE AND ART: Our Best Ambassador and Our Most Viable Contribution to the World.

    67. Slovakia Property - Slovakia - History, City, Ski, Spa, Golf, Nature
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    Location Slovakia has a strategic location in the geographical center of Europe. With it's population of 5,5 million, it covers 49,035 sq. km and is bordered by Hungary, Poland, Austria, the Czech Republic and Ukraine.
    Bratislava, the nation's capital and largest city(population of approx. 600 000) is located on the banks of the Danube River.

    68. Websites For Finland
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    Websites for Solvakia Visitors are invited to send in additional listings of web sites dealing with the Middle Danube region. Please
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    CIA World Factbook 2002 - Slovakia - Guide to Slovakia (Comprehensive information on a variety of Slovia-related topics.)
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    69. Lutheran Church In Slovakia :: History Of Evanjelicke Lyceum In Bratislava
    These were taught in Hungarian, Slovak and German the mother tongues of the students Many prominent people from slovakia were educated at the Lyceum,

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    See also: quotes from the students The Evanjelicke Lyceum was first opened in 1606 , with strong ties to the first Lutheran congregation in Bratislava. It followed a pre-university academic curriculum similar to the German "gymnasium" or the more ancient Lykeion school of Aristotle. From the start it was a multi-lingual institution with subjects taught in German, Hungarian, and Latin . Its relationship to the church remained strong : the mind and the soul were attended. The school expanded and flourished until the Counter-Reformation when the buildings were turned over to the Jesuits in 1672. Ten years passed before the school was restored to its original educational pursuits. In 1815 the Lyceum added three elementary grades. These were taught in Hungarian, Slovak and German - the mother tongues of the students of that time. Later all the students would learn Latin. Also, students studied

    70. Heart Of Europe - A Guide To Slovakia And The Czech Republic
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    71. IHS SAS - Magazines (
    It is the journal of all historians, which deal by Slovak history and of all Slovak (Studies on the history of Science and Technic in slovakia)
    Address: Historický ústav SAV, Klemensova 19, 813 64 Bratislava, Tel.: Fax: E-mail: Profile Personnel Bibliographies ... Announcements
    (Journal of History) Published since: Periodicity: quarterly Language: published in Slovak, summary in English, synopsis and contents in English and German ISSN: Publisher: Institute of Historical Studies SAS Publishing House: SAP-Slovak Academic Press Ltd. Editor in Chief: Dušan Kováè Editorial Office: Historický ústav SAV
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    Phone: 00421-2-5292 6321, kl. 271
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    P.O.Box 57 Námestie slobody 6 SK-810 05 Bratislava 1 Slovakia Phone: 00421-2-5542 1729 SLOVART, G.T.G. Ltd. P.O.Box 152 Krupinská 4 SK-852 99 Bratislava Slovakia Cited in: Covered topics: The journal is one of the tools of organizing of the historical science and bringing its results to a widen scientific community. It's open for all opinions, directions, schools and themes, if they are dealing with serious research and worked out in accordance with the basic principles of historical science. In its programme, it doesn't prefer any period, theme or sections of history, but it tries to contribute to the correction of deformations of the Slovak historical research. It is the journal of all historians, which deal by Slovak history and of all Slovak historians which study Slovak and world history.

    72. H-Net Review: Owen V. Johnson
    If I aimed to write a history of slovakia and the Slovaks, It reflects the history that many people in slovakia believe to have happened.

    73. Bratislava, Slovakia - History Of Bratislava, Information And Description Of His
    Bratislava the capital city of slovakia.jpg. Slovak flag. Battle at Moháè - new period. St Martin s Cathedral Bratislava City, slovakia.
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    After the battle at Moháè, when the Turks conquered vast parts of Hungary, a new period began. Bratislava then became an important political, economic and cultural centre. After 1536 Bratislava became the seat of the Imperial Council and the site for coronations for the next 300 years. 11 kings and 8 queens were crowned in St Martin's Cathedral. Bratislava City, Slovakia

    74. Slovenský Lyžiarsky Zväz
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    75. Bratislava, Slovakia - History, First Records Of Bratislava, Pozsony, Pressburg
    Bratislava the capital city of slovakia.jpg. Slovak flag. First records. The coat of arms The document of coat of arms. Bratislava City, slovakia.
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    The document of coat of arms. Bratislava is the only town, which had two exemplars of its document of coat of arms.
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    The first record mentioning the town is from the year 907, noted in the Solnohradske papers - Brezalauspruch. In the 10th century,the Bratislava fortress became the King's residence and the border of the newly established Hungarian empire. The village at the foot of the castle became an important market-place and craftsmen's haven which fast became a town.In 1291, when Andrew II gave the town special status, this transition was complete. The town's territory gradually expanded, its suburbs growing larger. During this period, Bratislava became one of the most significant towns in the empire. Its castle was fotified by King Sigmund , in the 15th century. In 1430, it was given the privilege of its own mint. In 1436 was issued by king Sigmund the document of coat of arms. Bratislava City, Slovakia

    76. The Slovak Spectator - Slovakia's English Language Newspaper
    Slovak Spectator, slovakia weekly ,newspaper, business in slovakia, breaking news. Review Even history buffs may choke on this lifeless study
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    book Review: Even history buffs may choke on this lifeless study
    By Matthew J. Reynolds
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    A Concise History of Slovakia Rating: 3 out of 10 Available at: Eurobooks, Jesenského 5 - 9, Bratislava Pages: Price: 880 crowns When the Iron Curtain fell in 1989, one of the most pressing tasks facing Slovak educators, already working on shoestring budgets, was to come up with new history textbooks. The current textbooks were hopelessly coloured by communist ideology, the older emphasised Slovak nationalism or Czechoslovak unity, and still older texts were written in Hungarian. Finding unbiased English-language information on Slovak history has also been a problem for foreigners, some of whom believe that Slovaks still stand in line for toilet paper. More than uninformed, such notions reflect the shadow cast by the legacy of Communism, as if it were the only (and the worst) event in Slovak history. Newcomers may be startled by the complexity of the 1,000-year Hungarian-Slovak relationship. Into the information gap steps A Concise History of Slovakia, a 300-page tome covering the first traces of mankind on Slovak soil (250,000 - 40,000 BC) to the rise of the Habsburgs and the fall of Communism. A dense, poorly written (perhaps poorly translated) collection of facts, it is a painful read but a rich source of unbiased information.

    77. The Slovak Spectator - Slovakia's English Language Newspaper
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    Historian Pavel Dvoøák takes Slovak readers on an adventure they will not forget History past and present
    By Zuzana Habšudová and Jana Liptáková
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    DETECTIVE Dvoøák, an authority on Slovak history.
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    PEOPLE say that his history books are like detective stories. He says they ARE detective stories. Historian Pavel Dvoøák takes the monotonous facts, dates and names of history and turns them into narratives that enthral. He makes history relevant and enjoyable - to expert and amateur alike. He has written over 20 books. The three volume set Stopy dávnej minulosti (Traces of Ancient History) is a best seller in Slovakia. He plans a fourth book to complete the set. He founded the publishing house Rak, which specialises in publishing history books, and has made more than a hundred TV documentaries. Though born in Prague, in 1937, he has lived in Slovakia almost all his life, elucidating the country's history. Earlier this month Dvoøák collected the Vojtech Zamarovský Prize for life-long achievement in non-fiction. The Slovak Spectator spoke to him on the occassion.

    78. Journey To Slovakia, History Of Torysky
    Translation of a pamphlet on the history of Torysky, slovakia.
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    (Village pamphlet translated by Pavla Kieferova) Torysky belongs to the characteristic Spi s villages with a rich tradition in folk architecture, clothes, crafts, dances, and songs. The territory of the village, which is spread in the heights 800 meters above sea level in the north part of the Levo c a mountains, has long been rich in forests, pasture, and meadows. It determined the character of the village and enabled its inhabitants to busy themselves first of all with pasturage, wood culturing, and farming. But what was the history of the village? Who were its first inhabitants? These are the questions that can be at least partially answered by notices of documents made from parchment (leather), by ancient yellow pages of old books and documents. Their testimony often correct (corroborates?) tales and fables which speak also about the origin and nomenclature of individual villages. It is similar in the case of Torysky. It is a fact that name of the village is derived from the river Torysa, which is named in documents from the 13th century as Tarcha, Tarcza, and it has a Slovanic word base. There is in a document of Uhorsky King Ladislav IV Kuman from Sept. 15, 1284 for the first time mentioned the area around the spring of the river Torysy (Tarchafeu), approximately the territory where lay today's Torysky. But it is not a proof which testifies about the existence of the village. Indeed, we know from other documents that after death of King Sigmund (1437) the Gorgey unjustly took possession of a big part of the forest named Trisko which lay in the territory of a village Vy

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    80. Markusovce Slovakia
    Earlier in it s history, slovakia was part of the Great Moravian Empire Prior to the Great Moravian Empire, slovakia s history is mingled with that of
    Welcome to Markusovce, Spis, Slovakia
    Do you know where you are? I sure didn't when I discovered this was the birth village of my Great Grandmother Susanna Hruby Buksar. Boy did I have a quick lesson in geography. Markusovce, formerly known as Markusfalu and also as Markus-Csepanfalu is located southeast of Spisska Nova Ves, Spis, Slovakia. I quickly discovered that Lieskovany, the town my Great Grandfather Joannes (John) Buksar was from is located nearby in the same church parish. The surrounding towns are Lieskovany (Leszkofalva), Teplicka, Rudnany (Koterbach), Zavadka, Ol'se, Odorin, Matejovce and Danusovce. Once I found the location of my Great Grandparents birth villages it was off to the LDS library hoping to find church records for the villages. I was in luck, the records for the Roman Catholic Church in Markusovce were available for the years 1697-1896. I eagerly ordered the films and was on pins and needles until they arrived. I found my great grandparents John Buksar and Susanna Hruby's marriage record, birth of their son John and daughter Maria.
    Markusovce is located in the Spis Region of Eastern Slovakia. The Spis region is situated just east of the High Tatras and stretchs from the Hornad River north to the Polish border. It's not exactly high on the list of tourist spots but it's not the end of the earth either. This area contains some of Slovakia's best preserved medieval towns. Between the 12th and 14th century, Saxon settlers drifted into Spis (called Zips in German), enticed there by the area's rich ore deposits and by royal offerings of tax-free living. The Germans turned this area into one of the richest areas in what is today Slovakia, eventually creating an economic and defensive federation of 24 towns that enjoyed profitable trading privileges handed down by the Hungarian Kings. The Germans were expelled at the end of World War II, but their once-rich medival towns remained, including Kezmarok and Levoca the walled town. Nearby can be seen Spis Castle, the biggest and most impressive castle in the Slovak Republic.

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