After the dissolution of the Austro-Hungarian state, the Czech and Slovak Federal Republic is formed.
After the 1938 Munich agreement forced Czechoslovakia to cede territory to Germany, Slovakia declares its autonomy. Slovakia becomes a Nazi puppet state led by the Catholic priest Jozef Tiso, who's rule included anti-Semitic laws and the killing of many Jews.
At the end of World War II, Czechoslovakia is reunited, ending Slovakia's autonomy. The country comes under the Soviet Union's influence, and the Communist party gains power.
Slovakia gains its independence after Czechoslovakia splits.
Slovakia signs the Treaty of Friendship and Cooperation with Hungary, guaranteeing the existing border and ethnic minority rights.
Slovakia is admitted to NATO.
Slovakia is one of ten new states to join the European Union.
Slovakia adopts the Euro as its currency.