Slovenia: Polity Style: 1929-2016

1 Dec 1918 part of Yugoslavia
4 Oct 1929 Dravska banovina created in accordance with the Law on the Name and Division of the Kingdom in Administrative Areas [1]
4 Oct 1929 - 17 Apr 1941 Dravska banovina
17 Apr 1941 capitulation of Yugoslav forces and collapse of central government, polity dissolved and partially annexed by foreign intervention; Slovenian lands are divided between Germany, Italy and Hungary
19 Feb 1944 Slovenski narodnoosvobodilni svet constituted as highest state authority in opposition to occupational forces at the meeting in Črnomelj
19 Feb 1944 - 31 Jan 1946 Slovenija [2]
3 May 1945 proclamation of Narodna država Slovenija as a part of Yugoslavia by an assembly convened in Ljubljana (occupied by the Germans) [3]
3 May 1945 - 9 May 1945 Narodna država Slovenija
9 May 1945 government of Narodna država Slovenija collapses
31 Jan 1946 constitution of Yugoslavia comes into operation defining a new polity name
31 Jan 1946 - 7 Apr 1963 Ljudska republika Slovenija
20 Feb 1946 change of the polity name approved by an act of Slovenian legislature
7 Apr 1963 constitution of Yugoslavia comes into operation defining a new polity name
7 Apr 1963 - 8 Mar 1990 Socialistična republika Slovenija
8 Mar 1990 constitutional amendments (Ustavni amandmaji XCI do XCV), including the change of polity name, are passed by three chambers of national parliament (7 Mar 1990) and come into effect upon promulgation (8 Mar 1990)
8 Mar 1990 - Republika Slovenija
2 Jul 1990 declaration of state sovereignty
25 Jun 1991 constitutional act and declaration of independence

[1] The creation of the banovina is frequently dated as 3 Oct 1929 in the literature, although § 31 of the Закон о називу и подели Краљевине на управна подручја = Zakon o nazivu i podeli Kraljevine Jugoslavije na upravna podrušja = Zakon o nazivu in razdelitvi Kraljevine na upravna območja (= Law on the Name and Division of the Kingdom in Administrative Areas) literally prescribed that the law would come into operation upon publication in the official gazette (Службене новине, бр. 232/4. X 1929).
[2] Originates as dissident polity; also in official use: Federalna Slovenija
[3] The declaration of the Narodni Odbor za Slovenijo refers to Yugoslavia as "demokratična in federativna urejena kraljevina Jugoslavija".
Last updated on: 26 Jun 2009 04:09:09