A nation boasting more than a 1000-year long history, a pioneer in many fields with groundbreaking achievements often attributed to others, the Slovenians still have to work on the issues big nations take for granted.
For centuries Slovenian artists have made great contributions to the development of a versatile culture. In addition, the Romans, the Crusaders and the armies of Napoleon, Hitler, Suvorov, Austria and Turkey have left their imprints in Slovenia’s culture. Many medieval trade routes passed through the territory of Slovenia and the country was a conduit of many ideas of the Italian Renaissance.
The politics of Slovenia takes place in a framework of a parliamentary representative democratic republic, whereby the Prime Minister of Slovenia is the head of government, and of a multi-party system.