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Twenty years wasted? Constructing a Narrative of 1989 in Slovakia
Twenty years wasted? Constructing a Narrative of 1989 in Slovakia

Author(s): Adam Hudek
Subject(s): Political history, Recent History (1900 till today), Post-War period (1950 - 1989), History of Communism
Published by: Historický ústav SAV
Keywords: Constructing a Narrative; Slovakia; 1989;
Summary/Abstract: The fall of the socialist dictatorships in Central Europe in 1989 represented a political, cultural and mental revolution which fundamentally influenced the future developments in this region. The year 1989 is also the breaking-point in European history. The fall of the communist regimes was a major division line which changed the continent’s face quickly and quite radically. Liberal democratic Europe has “expanded” in a way no one predicted 20 years ago. The Central European states broke away from the group of countries with “real socialism” that had crumbled down slowly, and joined the elite club of the most advanced and wealthiest democracies.

  • Page Range: 167-178
  • Page Count: 12
  • Publication Year: 2013
  • Language: English