from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • A landlocked country of central Europe. Settled by Slavic peoples c. 6th century A.D., the region was conquered by Magyars in the early 10th century and was generally under Hungarian rule until 1918, when it became part of Czechoslovakia. Slovakia became a German puppet state during World War II and was liberated by the Soviets in 1945. After the war Slovakia rejoined Czechoslovakia, where in 1948 a Communist government assumed power. After the end of Communist rule in 1989, government leaders reached an agreement to separate the country into two fully independent republics. The Republic of Slovakia came into existence on January 1, 1993. Bratislava is the capital and largest city. Population: 5,450,000.

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  • proper n. Country in Central Europe. Official name: Slovak Republic.

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  • n. a landlocked republic in central Europe; separated from the Czech Republic in 1993


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