The following paper outlines the history of political, cultural, scientific and economic relations between the Czechs and Slovenes from medieval times to the present. The Slovenes coexisted with the Czechs in the Habsburg Monarchy for several centuries. Particularly during the 19th and at the beginning of the 20th century, the more developed Czechs significantly helped, and even served as examples, to the Slovenes economically and culturally. Czech-Slovene relations took on a new form after fall of Communist regimes in Central Europe at the beginning of the 1990s, when the independent Republic of Slovenia and the Czech Republic came into being. Economic collaboration is at the hub of current Czech-Slovene relations. Mutual cultural relations are also at a traditionally good level. The paper is written in a concise form and it is footnoted with relevant literature published in Czech and Slovenian languages. Therefore, it could serve as a handy introduction to the study of the Czech-Slovene relations, particularly useful for students of the South Slavonic history and philology.
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