Slovakia (known in Slovak as Slovensko) is a country in Central Europe that was once part of the former nation of Czechoslovakia. In 1993, Czechoslovakia was peacefully dissolved into the independent nations of Slovakia and Czechia (also known as the Czech Republic), reflecting the main ethnic division. During much of the twentieth century, Slovakia was part of the Soviet-controlled Eastern Bloc; since independence, the country has moved toward a free-market economy and has joined the European... więcej
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