REPUBLICAN REFERENCE

Area (sq.km) 
49,035

Population
5,483,088

Capital 
Bratislava 

Currency 
Euro

President 
Robert Fico

SLOVAKIA

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In 1918 the Slovaks joined the closely related Czechs to form Czechoslovakia. Following the chaos of World War II, Czechoslovakia became a communist nation within Soviet-ruled Eastern Europe. Soviet influence collapsed in 1989 and Czechoslovakia once more became free. The Slovaks and the Czechs agreed to separate peacefully on 1 January 1993. Historic, political, and geographic factors have caused Slovakia to experience more difficulty in developing a modern market economy than some of its Central European neighbours, but after a slow start following the communist era, Slovakia has been able to attract foreign manufacturers attracted by its membership of the EU its skilled workforce and stable, welcoming government. 

 

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