- a republic in central Europe: formerly a part of Czechoslovakia; under German protection 1939–45; independent since 1993. 18,931 sq. mi. (49,035 sq. km). Capital: Bratislava.
Also called Slovak Republic.Slovak Slo·ven·sko [slaw-ven-skaw] /ˈslɔ vɛn skɔ/.
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Examples from the Web for slovakia
In February, Slovakia will have a referendum on whether marriage should be defined as a union between a man and a woman.‘Only God’ Can Stop Gay Marriage
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But at least one potential ally, in Slovakia, failed to win any seats.How Marine Le Pen and France’s Ultra-Right Won the Day
May 26, 2014
She was arrested in Slovakia on Tuesday after a Europe-wide mankiller hunt that at first focused on Italy and Portugal.Alleged Murderer Shot Her Millionaire Ex and Escaped in Gold Hummer
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April 11, 2014
He also helped to engineer coups in Slovakia, Croatia, and Yugoslavia.Glenn Beck's Anti-Semitic Attacks
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And Slovakia's stunning victory sent it into second place and eliminated Italy.World Cup Primer
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His own dear Slovakia, with its quiet, simple life, was better for him.
Of these, Slovakia suffered perhaps the most under the scorn, oppression, and exploitation of the Magyar oligarchy.
It seemed best that Jozef be sent back to his home in Slovakia in any makeshift way possible.
In Slovakia he found the same persecution of all suspected of lack of sympathy with the plans and purposes of the Central Powers.
- a country in central Europe: part of Hungary from the 11th century until 1918, when it united with Bohemia and Moravia to form Czechoslovakia; it became independent in 1993 and joined the EU in 2004. Official language: Slovak. Religion: Roman Catholic majority. Currency: koruna. Capital: Bratislava. Pop: 5 488 339 (2013 est). Area: 49 036 sq km (18 940 sq miles)
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