Position of the Head of State in Slovak Conditions From the 19th Century to 1989


  • Zsófia Nagy University of Miskolc (Hungary); Central European Academy


head of state, Slovak political representation, Slovak totalitarian Republic


The head of state as a legal institution is a position of utmost importance for every democratic state, and its development represents the spirit of the age. The territory of Slovakia is special in this regard, because its first establishment as an independent state was during the Second World War, at which time the people could for the first time independently create their state system and the head of state could extend their influence. The answer to why the Slovaks seized the opportunity to found their own state in this unfortunate era is because of their long history of unsuccessful political attempts to gain independence. This article seeks to show this aspect of the Slovak state by examining the position of head of state on the territory of Slovakia since the 19th century.






Monarchs and Presidents in East Central Europe