The Province of Slovakia (German: Provinz von der Slowakei) is a province of the Duchy of Brunswick. The province is made up of the former Slovak Republic. It is bordered by the provinces of Hungary, Ukraine, Poland, Austria, and Czechia. Its capital is Bratislava.
Slavic Slovaks settled modern day Slovakia around the 6th century. The Slovaks were united under the Moravian Empire in the 9th century before the Germans and Magyars conquered the Moravians, putting the territory under Hungarian rule in 907. The Slovaks stayed under Hungarian rule until the end of World War I. After the collapse of Hapsburg ruling class, Slovakia was joined with the lands of the Czech, the Bohemians, the Moravians, and part of Silesia to form Czechoslovakia. Czechoslovakia was occupied by and became a puppet state for the Germans in 1939. Slovakia was liberated in 1945 by the Soviets and rejoined to the Czechoslovakian state. Czechoslovakia came under Communist rule in 1948 and became the Slovak Socialist Republic of Czechoslovakia. Communist rule ended in 1989 when Vaclav Havel became president of Czechoslovakia. Czech and Slovak officials entered talks of separate states in 1991. Slovakia became an independent republic in 1993.
Slovakia became a part of the Duchy in 2009.