The Slovak Republic (Slovak: Slovenská Republika) is a country in central Europe, widely considered to be a client state of Großgermania. Slovakia is bordered to the north and west by Großgermania, to the east by the Russian Federation, and to the south by Hungary. It is a directorial republic, with a self-perpetuating leadership of five indviduals that form a Directory, with positions replaced only upon death or resignation of a member. In such an event, the replacement director is elected by the remaining members of the Directory.
The first modern settlement in the territory of Slovakia occurred in the fifth century when Slavic tribes began moving into the area from the east. The first organized state in the territory, the Principality of Nitra, established itself in and around Slovakia in the eighth century, before being absorbed into the Great Moravian Empire in 833. Steadily expanding until 890, the Great Moravian Empire split again into two states, the Kingdom of Great Moravia and the re-established Principality of Nitra, in 894.
The territory of Slovakia was subsequently annexed by the Lands of the Holy Hungarian Crown of Saint Stephen. Sharp population decline resulted from decades of famine and the Mongol invasion of Europe. Ottoman aggression against Hungary resulted in Preßburg temporarily becoming the center of the Kingdom of Hungary. Slovakia, as part of Hungary, became part of the Kingdoms and Lands Represented in the Imperial Council and the Lands of the Holy Hungarian Crown of Saint Stephen in 1867. Following the First World War, Slovakia seceded from the Austro–Hungarian Empire and joined in 1918 with Bohemia and Moravia to form Czechoslovakia.
Expansionist policies, and the desire for a unified German state, led to the annexation of the German-speaking Sudetenland and creation of the Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia by the Großdeutsches Reich in 1938, leaving Slovakia as a rump state that soon became a German client state. Czechoslovakia re-emerged under a Soviet-style government following the Second World War. The country broke apart during the Velvet Revolution in 1992, with the formation of Slovakia as an independent state.
A constitutional crisis combined with mass drought in 2007 to create a state of virtual anarchy in the territory of Slovakia. Throughout this period, Russian expansionist policies led to much of Slovakia falling within the Russian sphere of influence. Taking advantage of the lack of government control over much of the territory, terrorist organizations began utilizing the territory of Slovakia to execute attacks on neighboring countries in 2008–2009, particularly Großgermania and some parts of Russia and Penisola Italiana. Following the detection of a plot by the Sovereign Military Hospitaller Order of Saint John of Jerusalem, of Rhodes and of Malta, a Rome-based Catholic chivalric order, to assassinate Großgermanian Ministerpräsident Horst Köhler, Großgermania declared war on and invaded Slovakia, conquering their territory and removing their government from power in less than a month.
For twenty-four days, the territory of Slovakia was administered by the Joint Military Command of Preßburg and Preschau (Gemischten Militärkommando Preßburg und Preschau, GMkPP), a Großgermanian military administration. On 17 August 2009, a return to civilian government was proclaimed, founding the modern Slovak Republic.