Keywords: nation, empire, Slovak movement, Hungarians, language, ideology, culture, Austria, revolution, freedom, ethnos, civil society, autonomy, Hungary, Slovakia, equality, rights


In the process of forming European nations, peoples that were deprived of their statehood by the empires, demanded a revision of their status, and the Slovaks made an attempt to reach recognition of their national and social rights. In the context of the national-cultural Slovak paradigm, its own ethnic interest dominated over the idea of civil society. Therefore, the Slovak movement practice was gradually complemented by the plan to establish its ethnic integral potential through its emancipation within the framework of the monarchical Austrian system. Under conditions of a mosaic imperial ethnic structure, the attempt to realize its national idea during the Spring of Peoples led to the attachment of such a form of social behavior among the Slovaks, which determined the ethnopolitical caution and world-view mimesis of the Slovak ideologists.

Accordingly, the modernization of the national Slovak ideology continued to depend heavily on the spread of the supranational idea of "Austria" with its "united imperial people," as well as on the further practice of implementing the regional ideological construction of the Hungarian political nation’s formation. At the same time, despite the difference in their integration scale, the first etatist model was designed for the introduction of Slovaks into  Danube Monarchy, and the second – for the construction of the Hungarian national state. In general, in the hierarchy of socio-political values of the Slovak national ideologists during the period of the revolution of 1848–1849, the idea of territorial autonomy was at the top of the agenda, and cultural emancipation and language protection continued to be the priority tasks of the Slovak national-cultural movement.


Bevzyuk, E.  (2019). Slovak National Idea During the Revolution of 1848–1849. Mìžnarodnì zv’âzki Ukraïni: naukovì pošuki ì znahìdki – The International relations of Ukraine: scientific searches and findings, 28, 192-212 [in Ukrainian].


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Evgen Bevzyuk. (2019). SLOVAK NATIONAL IDEA DURING THE REVOLUTION OF 1848–1849. International Relations of Ukraine: Scientific Searches and Findings, (28), 192-212.