Slovenia: History

  1. 1918

    Slovenia joins the Kingdom of Serbs, Croats, and Slovenes following the collapse of the Austro-Hungarian Empire.

  2. 1945

    At the end of World War II, Slovenia becomes a constituent republic of Yugoslavia.

  3. 1991

    Slovenia declares its independence from Yugoslavia.

  4. 2004

    Slovenia is admitted to NATO.

  5. 2004

    Slovenia is one of ten new states to join the European Union.

  6. 2013

    Moody’s Rating Agency cuts Slovenia’s bonds to “junk” status.

  7. 2013

    The government unveils a package of measures aimed at preventing a European Union bailout.


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