Slovakia, or the Slovak Republic, is a central European country and a member of the European Union. Slovakia also existed as a Nazi puppet-state during World War II but was re-absorbed into Czechoslovakia at the end of the war. It is often mistaken for Slovenia. If Slavonia ever gains independence things will get very confusing. Many people still haven't noticed its split from the Czech Republic. This happened for a third time, firstly with communists declaring a Slovak Soviet Republic, which only lasted for three weeks, but covered many of today's Slovakia territory, and secondly with fascists declaring a Slovak Republic (1939-1945).