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A Capital again

The events that took place in Prague, and later Bratislava, in November 1989 marked the start of the collapse of the Communist regime. At the same time as the first political changes were taking place, the long-unresolved issue of real federalism in Czechoslovakia rose to the fore.


The inability of the political elite of the time to find a compromise led to the break-up of Czechoslovakia. At the stroke of midnight on 31 December, 1992, Czechoslovakia ceased to exist for the second time, and on 1 January, 1993, Bratislava once more became the capital of an independent Slovakia. The status of capital led to radical changes in the character of the city. At the beginning of the 1990s visitors sometimes referred to Bratislava as a city where the war seemed only just to have ended. Nowadays it is regarded as being at the centre one of the fastest-developing and most-promising regions in Europe.

Responsible: Nina Turčanová
Created / changed: 24.7.2006 / 11.7.2008


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