Slovenia is one of the smallest countries in Europe and enjoys an enviable geographical position between the majestic Alps and the Mediterranean. A country with spectacular mountains, lush forests and a small coastline, Slovenia also has a great political and economic stability.
After the dismemberment of the Austro-Hungarian Empire during World War II, Slovenia became part of the new “Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes’ in 1918 (which in 1929 received the name” Yugoslavia “). In 1941, when the Axis divided Yugoslavia, the territory of Slovenia was divided between Germany, Italy and Hungary. The Yugoslav Communist Party, led by Slavic leader Josip Broz Tito, took over the local resistance movement was born among the non-communist nationalists.
In 1945, General Tito established the Socialist Yugoslavia, a federation of six republics comprising Croatia, Montenegro, Serbia, Slovenia, Bosnia-Herzegovina and Macedonia. After his death in 1980, the political and economic situation of Yugoslavia degenerated, which ten years later led to the fall of the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia. The first demand for Slovenian independence was held in 1987. Slovenia was the first republic to distance themselves and gain independence in a relatively peaceful in 1991. In January 1992 he received recognition from the international community. It was always the most prosperous of the former Yugoslavia and the transition from a socialist to a market economy discoursed much more easily than their neighbors.
In fact, he was the first former Yugoslav republic to join the European Union. Ljubljana is the starting point for a wide range of excursions. Located in the heart of Slovenia, along the river banks Ljubljanca, the capital is two hours away from the borders and a splendid old town houses.