About two-thirds of Slovenia is located in the Lonely ladies looking hot sex Troy, the remaining third gradually melts into the Pannonian Plains. Correspondingly, the climate of tiny Slovenia is Mediterranean along the Adriatic Sea, alpine in the mountains, and continental Central European in the plains.
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Bordering on Italy to the west, Austria to the north, Hungary to the east, and Croatia to the south, Slovenia has a population of just a little over two million.
Inabout 92 percent of the population are Slovenians. Roman Catholicism is the predominant religion. The flag consists of three equal horizontal stripes—from top to bottom—of white, blue, and red with a blue and white sky and mountain coat of arms in the Women wants hot sex Cottage Hills Illinois left side corner.
The capital is Ljubljana. The official language is Slovenian. Milan Kucan has been the president since Slovenians, the westernmost Slavic people, have always been geographically and culturally a part of Horney girls Huntsville Europe rather than of the Balkans.
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Outside of Slovenia, ificant Slovenian communities live in Italy and Austria, and a small community exists in Hungary. Slovenia is sometimes confused with Slavonia a region in Croatia or Slovakia. Since its independence inintensified tourist and other economic relations with Western countries, and admission as a member of the European Union, the country has received more attention. All scholars agree that Slovenians settled in present-day Slovenia by A. They Women looking hot sex Pinebluff a brief independence at the dawn of their known history when they developed a form of representative democracy, which was well known to several leading figures, including Thomas Jefferson; this ancient Slovenian democracy was, according to Harvard historian Crane Brinton in the Catholic Historical Review, a variable that "went into the making of modern Western institutions.
After the mysterious disappearance of Prince Kocelj, the Slovenians of Pannonia came under the rule of a Frankish overlord in For over a millennium the Slovenian people were under the political administration of their more powerful neighbors: the Bavarians, the Franks, the Holy Roman Empire, and the Austrian Empire.
The Christianization of the Slovenians had been conducted by missionaries from Aquileia now in northern Italy and Salzburg then an ethnically mixed territory. The most famous missionaries were the Irish bishop St. Modestus in the mid-eighth century who labored in Karantania, and Glenham NY bi horny wives brothers St.
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In addition to constant Germanization pressures, which began with the Christianization process, the Slovenians suffered almost two centuries of sporadic Turkish raids, especially from to An estimatedSlovenians perished and an equal of young boys and girls were taken to Turkey where boys were trained as Turkish soldiers janizaries and the girls were put into harems. Inhowever, the united Slovenian and Croatian forces Beautiful Slovenia girl needed for convention defeated the Turks in the battle of Sisak, Croatia.
Slovenians were also involved in numerous uprisings against the exploitative foreign nobility, the most famous of which was the t Slovenian-Croatian revolt of in which over a third of the revolutionaries perished in battle, while many of the survivors were tortured and executed.
Although German-speaking Austrians and Germans wanted to Germanize the Slovenians in order to establish a secure land-bridge to the Adriatic and the Mediterranean Seas, the bulk of Slovenians resisted bribes and threats, occasionally gaining genuine friends and supporters, thus preserving their ethnic and cultural identity.
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Slovenians learned to read and write as early as the s. The Slovenians established the Jesuit College in Ljubljana inAcademia operosorum —the first Slovenian Academy of Arts and Sciences—inand Academia philhamionicorum in They created a beautiful literature, culminating in the poetry of Dr. They have also made numerous contributions to the world, including Jurij Slatkonia, who became the first regular bishop of Vienna in Wife swapping in Occidental CA founded the internationally acclaimed Vienna Boys choir.
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On December 23,the Slovenian Constitution was adopted. On May 22,Slovenia became a permanent member of the United Nations. Subsequently, constant democratic development and a successful market economy were recorded.
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New York: Macmillan, He was followed by Mark Anton Kappus, S. In the s Slovenians and Croatians established small agricultural settlements in Georgia. A of Slovenian soldiers fought in George Washington's revolutionary forces. Between andthe Slovenian-born scholar, missionary, and bishop, Frederic Baraga, labored on a vast 80, square mile piece of virgin territory, including parts of Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota, and Canada, where he and his followers built some of the first churches and schools.
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Other Slovenian settlements followed in the mining town of Calumet, Michigan, inthe farming community of Brockway, Minnesota, inand several rural areas in Michigan, Illinois, and Iowa. Following the missionaries and other trailblazers, the largest s of Slovenian immigrants reached America between and World War I, particularly from toalthough the exact s are impossible to pinpoint because Slovenians were then shown either as Austrians or tly with Croatians, or under a of other broader labels.
The Horny housewives Viamao reportedpersons of Slovenian mother tongue,"foreign-born" Looking to spice up life 35 Vancouver Washington 35 59, born in America. These s are clearly an underestimate of the actual Slovenian population since descendants of earlier settlers often no longer knew Slovenian.
Many Slovenians coming from Austria tried to escape the anti-Slavic prejudice by identifying themselves as Austrians, and many who should have been reported as Slovenian appeared under such general headings as Slav, Slavic, Slavish, or Slavonian.
The actual of Americans of Slovenian descent was probably somewhere betweenMature fuck buddies Ammon locationsThe underestimate was even more pronounced in the census, which listed onlyAmericans of "Slovene" ancestry.
Since the ancestry was the identifying criterion, including persons with single and multiple ethnic ancestry, regardless of whether or not they knew the Slovenian language, the actual s of Slovenian Americans has been growing approximately to the same extent as the total population of the United States.
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However, despite the underestimates, the U. Ohio, where about 40 percent live, is the unrivaled leader, with greater Cleveland as the home Beautiful couples wants online dating NJ the largest Slovenian community. It is followed by Pennsylvania, with about 12 percent, and Illinois with less than ten percent. There is, however, no single American state in which Slovenians have not been represented in the census.
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Acculturation and Assimilation Until the bulk of Slovenian immigrants were Slovenian by ethnicity and Austrian by citizenship or statehood. They usually knew German, which facilitated their adjustment in the American work place where, at that time, many foremen were from German-speaking countries.
Yet, the American population began to differentiate between genuine German Austrians, other German-nationality members, and various non-German ethnic groups, Free Cedar Rapids horny bitches the Slovenians who were looked down upon as inferior and given such pejorative labels as "Polacks," "Hunkies," and "Bohunks.
Numerous s and studies suggest that for over half a century after there was strong anti-Slavic and anti-Slovenian prejudice in America.
Although Slovenians were not included among the 40 "races" or ethnic groups whose hierarchical position in America has been studied since by means of the Bogardus Social Distance Scale, statistical scores and narrative reports in leading Madison male seeks ps3 nerdy type kink suggest that there was an intense and widespread prejudice against all Slavic groups.
Initially most Slovenians coped with the problems of being low-status or despised strangers in a foreign land by establishing their own ethnic communities, including churches, schools, and business establishments. They also organized self-help groups such as fraternal societies, social and political clubs, and national homes as their new community centers.
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With few exceptions this piecemeal adjustment to America seemed to proceed remarkably. Similarly, the Slovenians avoided being on welfare; in times of crises they helped each. Slovenian Americans have acquired English with impressive speed and facility.
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They have been anxious to own homes, often with vegetable and flower gardens. Approximately 48 percent of Slovenian refugees bought their homes after being in America on the average of ten years. Yet, in the spirit of a pluralistic, multicultural America, many are anxious also to preserve Casual Hook Ups Iowa city Iowa 52246 best elements of their ethnic culture.
Since the s there has been an unprecedented surge of interest in Slovenian music especially the accordion as the national instrumentlanguage, genealogy, history, culture, customs, folklore, and other aspects of Slovenian heritage.
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Some of the most popular goodies include potica, which is as Slovenian as apple pie is American. Among the usual varieties are walnut, raisin, and tarragon poticas.
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Vintage festivals trgatve at recreation farms or parks and in national halls attract merrymakers, with dancing or socializing under clusters of tempting grapes; those who reach for them and are caught by the "police," are Republican presidential hopeful Bob Dole listens to the Slovenian national anthem during an Single lady looking sex tonight Massena Day celebration at Nude horny women in Ellsworth Michigan Slovenian National Home in Cleveland.
There is also martino-vanje, a public celebration of St. Martin's feast when the good saint changes lowly grape juice into tasty wine. This is another good opportunity for socializing, a banquet with wine-tasting, and a dance of waltzes and polkas.
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Concerts and festivals, plays and sports events, bazaars and exhibits, benefit Looking for serious buds, lunches, and suppers all keep Slovenians in ethnic communities busy and happy. Slovenian Americans also celebrate New Year's Day, Catholic Easter and Christmas, as well as the feast days of various saints in the Catholic calendar. They adopted an ancient Roman guideline as their own slogan," Mens sana in corpore sano "—"A heathy mind in a healthy body," paying attention to development of both good character and physical fitness.
Active participation in athletics, gymnastics, walks, hikes, mountain climbing, and a variety of sports, including skiing, contribute to good health. Alcohol consumption Black womens fucking Garfield Georgia smoking, on the other hand, have been among the unhealthy practices in which large s of Slovenians indulge.
In America, overcrowded boarding houses and life in depressing urban areas with air, water, and noise pollution contributed a new variety of health hazards for early immigrants.
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In places such as steel mills and coal mines, occupational risks lurked for workers. Many often experienced unavoidable accidents, increased air pollution, extremes of heat and cold, and pollution with coal dust resulting in black lung disease that drastically shortened the life of countless miners. In some mining towns, from Pennsylvania to Wyoming, there is an alarming absence of older men; and their widows survive with nothing but their modest homes and low retirement pensions to compensate them for their families' share in building a more prosperous America.
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A conclusion of "slightly better" than "national health" was reached by Dr. Sylvia J. O'Kicki, who examined a group of Slovenian Americans with comparable cohorts selected from the National Health Interview Survey of She states in Ethnicity and Health that "when the group of Slovene Americans without any regard to the level of ethnicity is compared to the national American Looking for cock Jacksonville Beach they differ favorably in health status and the practice of health behaviors Those who are actively involved in the heritage and traditions of the ethnic group report a more favorable health status and practice of more favorable health behaviors.