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Here are some interesting facts about Slovakia - Category: Introduction - Background: The dissolution of the Austro-Hungarian Empire at the close of World War I allowed the Slovaks to join the closely related Czechs to form Czechoslovakia. Following the chaos of World War II, Czechoslovakia became a Communist nation within Soviet-dominated 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. Slovakia joined both NATO and the EU in the spring of 2004.

Category: Government - Legislative branch: unicameral National Council of the Slovak Republic or Narodna Rada Slovenskej Republiky (150 seats; members are elected on the basis of proportional representation to serve four-year terms); elections: last held 17 June 2006 (next to be held in 2010); election results: percent of vote by party - Smer 29.1%, SDKU 18.4%, SMK 11.7%, SNS 11.7%, LS-HZDS 8.8%, KDH 8.3%, other 12%; seats by party - Smer 50, SDKU 31, SMK 20, SNS 19, LS-HZDS 16, KDH 14

Category: People - Religions (%): Roman Catholic 68.9%, Protestant 10.8%, Greek Catholic 4.1%, other or unspecified 3.2%, none 13% (2001 census)

Category: Economy - Market value of publicly traded shares: .971 billion (31 December 2007 estimate)

Category: Geography - Area - comparative: about twice the size of New Hampshire

Category: Transportation - Pipelines (km): gas 6,769 km; oil 416 km (2008)

Category: Communications - Radio broadcast stations: AM 1, FM 22, shortwave 1 (2008)

Category: Military - Manpower reaching militarily significant age annually: male: 38,183; female: 36,388 (2008 estimate)

Category: Transnational Issues - Illicit drugs: transshipment point for Southwest Asian heroin bound for Western Europe; producer of synthetic drugs for regional market; consumer of ecstasy

Other random facts about Slovakia 

  1. Government - Independence: 1 January 1993 (Czechoslovakia split into the Czech Republic and Slovakia)

  2. Military - Manpower fit for military service: males age 16-49: 1,166,833; females age 16-49: 1,156,874 (2008 estimate)

  3. People - Nationality: noun: Slovak(s); adjective: Slovak

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Source: CIA - The World Factbook