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Republic in southeastern Europe at the top western corner of the Balkan Peninsula, bordered by Austria to the north, Hungary to the northeast, Croatia to the east and south, and the Adriatic Sea and Italy to the west. Its capital and largest city is Ljubljana.
Note: Often considered the most “European” of the former republics of Yugoslavia, Slovenia declared its independence in 1991. In the wake of this proclamation, Yugoslav troops attacked Slovenia, but without success.