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By Leopoldina Plut-Pregelj, Carole Rogel

For greater than 1,300 years Slovenes had lived in jap Europe with no need a separate Slovene nation, yet in December of 1990, they voted for independence, or, positioned extra safely, for "disassociation" from Yugoslavia. regrettably, Slovenia needed to struggle for its independence, which it didn't totally in achieving until eventually 1995 after its bloody disintegration with Yugoslavia was once over. in view that independence, notwithstanding, Slovenia has prospered; its economic climate is way prior to different former communist states and in 2004 Slovenia acceded to either NATO and the ecu Union, the one republic of former Yugoslavia to do so.

The A to Z of Slovenia covers the historical past of Slovenia and its fight to achieve independence from communism. this is often performed via an in depth chronology, an advent, appendixes, a bibliography, and thousands of cross-referenced dictionary entries on the various extra major people, locations, and occasions; associations and enterprises; and political, fiscal, social,...

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In 2004 Slovenia acceded to both NATO and the European Union (EU), the only former Yugoslav republic to do so. By 2004 Slovenia had already served as a nonpermanent member of the United Nations Security Council (1998–1999) and assumed other major international responsibilities. In 2005 it held the presidency of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, and, in spite of problems restructuring its economy, Slovenia had an annual GDP per capita in 2005 of $17,008 ($18,900 on the basis of purchasing power parity).

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