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Old 11-20-2012, 03:02 PM
 
Location: Omaha Nebraska and dreamland when I am sleeping
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is there any cultural or any other kind of differences between those 2 countries.

just curious
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Old 11-20-2012, 03:18 PM
 
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Slovenia used to be part of Czechoslovenia.

Brief comparison of these two countries in English
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Old 11-20-2012, 03:48 PM
 
Location: Milan, Italy
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Slovenia actually is in the top ten IAHDI.

Which is the inequity adjusted HDI. The much more reliable method in t opinion, putting Russia at 39, US at 24 instead of the extreme ends they were put with. It basically is the average, countries that have large wealth gaps are boosted in the regular HDI because the wealthy influences that scale. In the IAHDI, that factor is dropped. It makes China, Brazil, US, Russia, India, South Africa, Luxembourg, Ukraine, Egypt, Mexico, Colombia have MUCH better rankings.

Slovenia is the 10th on this list, Slovakia is the 20th (or something - running by memory)

Indices & Data | Inequality-adjusted HDI | Human Development Reports (HDR) | United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) - read about the list and why it's better

List of countries by inequality-adjusted HDI - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia - Here's the list.

So all that being said, we can say Slovenia has much better QoL. Also indicated in the Quality of Life survey ( Moderator cut: link removed, linking to competitor sites is not allowed )

From personal experience, both are nice countries... Slovenia is much more on par with the leading nations in Europe though.

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Old 11-23-2012, 05:56 PM
 
Location: England
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Both Slovenia and Slovakia are nice countries to visit.

Although I agree that Slovenia is slightly better in wealth than Slovakia is.

Slovenia wealth still does not come completely close to those like FightForFreedom has mentioned.
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Old 11-24-2012, 07:01 AM
 
Location: The Netherlands
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The eastern part of Slovakia may be considered poorer compared to Slovenia, other than that its not really wealthier. Slovakia is also about twice as big population wise.
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Old 11-24-2012, 08:18 AM
 
Location: Near Tours, France about 4710'N 025'E
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is there any cultural or any other kind of differences between those 2 countries.

just curious
The names may sound similar but this is not really a reason those countries must be equal. The common points are that they are of slavic-speaking, of catholic tradition, and they both were once part of the Austro-Hungarian empire. As such they are usually considered to be part of "central Europe", because of this cultural herency.

As for the differences: they are not situated in the same place: Slovenia is south of the Alps, on the mediterranean sea, bordering Italy and Croatia. It is separated from Slovaquia by two non-slavic countries: Austria and Hungary. Slovaquia is further north, between Poland, Hungary, Ukraine and Czech republic. Slovaquia is less developped than Slovenia

The sams way I saw many people (non-Europeans) associating Sweden and Switzerland; just because the names sound similar in English, people assume that those countries must be somehow similar.
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Old 11-24-2012, 08:35 AM
 
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Are there any differences between France and Frankfurt?
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Old 11-24-2012, 09:02 AM
 
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The eastern part of Slovakia may be considered poorer compared to Slovenia, other than that its not really wealthier. Slovakia is also about twice as big population wise.
I played with Eurostat data a bit (latest they have is 2009) and here are the numbers, in PPP as a % of EU average:

Slovenia 87%
Ljubljana 124%
Rest of Slovenia 74% (west 78% east 71%)

Slovakia 73%
Bratislava 178%
Rest of Slovakia 58% (west 68% center 58% east 49%)

Bratislava is actually pretty wealthy in PPP at the EU level but the rest of Slovakia is significantly poorer than the rest of Slovenia. Here are the only NUTS 3 regions wealthier than Bratislava (it's 39th out of 1281 regions with data in 2009):

27 in Germany
3 in UK (2 in London + Edinburgh)
2 in France (both around Paris)
2 in Netherlands (Amsterdam, Groningen)
Luxembourg
Brussels
Dublin
Warsaw
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Old 11-24-2012, 09:03 AM
 
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Are there any differences between France and Frankfurt?
lol
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Old 11-24-2012, 02:15 PM
 
Location: France
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Are there any differences between France and Frankfurt?


The Europe Forum is always so much fun.
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