Slovenia since 1991

First multiparty elections had been held in 1990; Slovenes, in a referendum, opted for independence. Independence was declared in 1991, simultaneously with a similar declaration of Croatia. The War of Yugoslav Disintegration broke out on the Slovenian-Austrian border (Ten Days War); after a few days the Yugoslav army withdrew.
In 1992 Slovenia's independence was recognized by the EU nations and the U.S.; Slovenia joined the UN in 1992; in 1996 Slovenia received status of a nation associated to the EU; in 2004 Slovenia joined both NATO and EU.

Within Yugoslavia, Slovenia had the most vigorous economy, producing 1/3 of the nations' exports. Upon independence, Slovenia, after a few days of fighting, the country enjoyed tranquility. Drastic economic reforms resulted in a liberalization of the economy; the new currency, the Tolar, proved stable. Slovenia joined the European Exchange Rate System in 2004 and will introduce the Euro in 2007.
The census of 2002 counted 1,948,300 Slovenians.

The Slovenian National Olympic Committee was formed in 1991 and received recognition by the I.O.C. in 1993

Article National Olympic Committee, from Wikipedia
History of Ljubljana, from Ljubljana
Timeline, from BBC News
Article Slovenia, from Wikipedia
DOCUMENTS Slovenian Statesmen, from World Statesmen (B. Cahoon)
Historical Population Statistics : Slovenia, from Population Statistics
REFERENCE Article : Slovenia, in : Statesman's Yearbook 1992-1993 pp.1171-1173, 1993-1994 pp.1174-1176, 1994-1995 pp.1178-1181, 1995-1996 pp.1168-1171, 1996-1997 pp.1144-1147, 1997-1998 pp.1146-1149, 1998-1999 pp.1251-1254, 2000 pp.1402-1406, 2001 pp.1366-1370, 2002 pp.1421-1425, 2003 pp.1420-1424, 2004 pp.1441-1445, 2005 pp.1451-1455, 2006 pp.1458-1463 [G]
Entry : Travel Warning - Slovenia, pp.605-606, in : Countries of the World and their Leaders Yearbook, 2000, Supplement [G]
Entry : Republic of Slovenia, Cabinet p.90, in : Countries of the World and their Leaders Yearbook, 2003 [G]
Entry : Slovenia, pp.904-909 in : IMF, International Financial Statistics Yearbook 2001 [G]
Article : The Breakup of Yugoslavia, in : Americana Annual 1993 pp.38-47 (on events of 1992) [G]
Article : The Yugoslav War of Secession, in : Americana Annual 1994 pp.26-35 (on events of 1993) [G]
Article Slovenia, in : Britannica Book of the Year 1993 pp. 454, 713, 1994 pp. 453-454, 713, 1995 pp. 470, 713, 1996 pp.467-468, 713, 1997 pp.472, 711, 2002 pp.490-491, 725 [G]

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First posted on October 13th 2006, last revised on March 4th 2007

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