Slovakian dating culture

From the beginning of its existence as a state, Slovakia had to address the issue of its Hungarian minority and their culture.Slovakia was the significantly less economically developed part of the new state and the Slovak economy returned to pre-war production levels only in 1937.The Communist Party gradually radicalised the political scene and staged a coup to seize power in February 1948.The new political regime gradually liquidated civil rights, its political opponents and independent institutions.Czechoslovakia managed to retain a democratic form of government.Its weakness was the unitary character of the state and the constitutionally-enshrined concept of a unified Czechoslovak nation.On 2 July 1942, the Slovak parliament voted to establish the Slovak Academy of Sciences and Arts.The media were also developed in accordance with state propaganda - on 16 June 1939, Slovenský Rozhlas (Slovak Radio) was established as a separate broadcaster.

The cultural policy of the independent wartime state was influenced by national ideology and state propaganda, which largely defined the values of Slovak culture in this period.

A counterweight to the official state ideology was the anti-fascist resistance undertaken both within Slovakia and abroad during the Second World War.

It led to the restoration of Czechoslovakia after the war as a common state with a parliamentary democracy and an equal social and political status for Slovaks.

Three localities from Slovakia were inscribed to the UNESCO World Heritage List already in 1993: Castle of Spiš and its environs, Banská Štiavnica and Vlkolínec.

In 2000, the historic town Bardejov was added, in 2008 wooden churches of the Slovak part of Carpathian Mountain Area and in 2009 town Levoča.

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