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    Slovenia Introduction - 2002
    http://www.greekorthodoxchurch.org/wfb2002/slovenia/slovenia_introduction.html
    SOURCE: 2002 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

      Background The Slovene lands were part of the Holy Roman Empire and Austria until 1918 when the Slovenes joined the Serbs and Croats in forming a new nation, renamed Yugoslavia in 1929. After World War II, Slovenia became a republic of the renewed Yugoslavia, which though Communist, distanced itself from Moscow's rule. Dissatisfied with the exercise of power of the majority Serbs, the Slovenes succeeded in establishing their independence in 1991. Historical ties to Western Europe, a strong economy, and a stable democracy make Slovenia a leading candidate for future membership in the EU and NATO.

      NOTE: The information regarding Slovenia on this page is re-published from the 2002 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Slovenia Introduction 2002 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Slovenia Introduction 2002 should be addressed to the CIA.

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