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  • Frank Kurchina
    The Slovaks were the first nation to establish an independent state in Central Europe about 624 A.D. The territory of Slovakia was ruled by Slovak Kings. The
    Message 1 of 1 , Mar 24, 2000
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      The Slovaks were the first nation to establish an independent state
      in Central Europe about 624 A.D.
      The territory of Slovakia was ruled by Slovak Kings.

      The Slovak nation sunk its roots in Nitra in the late 7th century,
      when small Slavic tribes began to join together. By the early 9th
      century, the Nitra Principality had enveloped most of present-day
      Western Slovakia.
      Pribina, the Principality's only well-known ruler, had the first
      Christian church on Slovak territory consecrated there in 828.
      Then in 833, Mojmir I of Morava conquered Nitra to form the Great
      Moravian Empire and relegate Pribina to 20-crown note status.
      Nitra continued to be an administrative and religious center
      throughout the Moravian Empire.

      The Czechs were under the rule of the Slovaks from about 889 A.D.
      to 894 A.D.
      In the 9th c the Slovak Kingdom was destroyed by an alliance of
      Magyars, Czechs and Germans.
      In the year 1000 A.D., Slovakia was annexed to Hungary and ruled by
      the Magyars until 1918 A.D.

      Czech-Bohemia (including Moravia 1849-1918) was a kingdom (10th
      century-1918) and part of the Austro-Hungarian Monarchy (1867-1918).
      It was an Austrian Kroneland.

      Mähren => Maehren => Marin => Moravia.
      Mähren was an Austrian Crownland located East of Böhmen (Bohemia).
      Its capital was Brünn (Brno).
      Mähren had been a separate crownland until 1849 when it became a part
      of Böhmen (Bohemia) together with Österreichisch-Schleisen
      (Austrian-Silesia).
      The word Moravia is no longer used as a region in the Czech Republic
      because the Czechs have become a very homogenized ethnicity.
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