Gorenjski glas wanted to obtain from me for the solemn issue of the magazine on the occasion of the thirtieth anniversary of our homeland Slovenia, a record of what Slovenia has achieved in the 1930s and what has not yet happened. The task is not an easy one, so you need to limit yourself only to the essential achievements and the main omissions of achievements that some of you might even have to achieve.
In order to preserve their optimism and joy of life, to create diligently, to have good children, not to hate and love their homeland born in torment, to eliminate readers on the occasion of the thirtieth anniversary of Slovenia, the then hopeful Carniolan Vitomir Gros.
Thirty years for the state is and is not a long time. We need to compare our past homelands. The Kingdom of Yugoslavia lasted about 23 years, including the two states of SHS, and Communist Yugoslavia 46 years, if we ignore the short-lived interwar Nazi occupation formations on our soil (Mussolini’s Italy, Hitler’s Germany, Horthy’s Hungary and Pavelie’s NDH) and the Italian occupation of Slovenian territory.
Given the year achieved, we can therefore say that our homeland has grown up and that, lovingly speaking, it is in its best years. However, a kind of balance of what has been achieved and what has not been achieved needs to be made.
Slovenia has achieved its full independence, without any dependence on basketball. In fact, it became an independent state with the adoption of the Declaration of Sovereignty of the Republic of Slovenia on 2 July 1990 at the proposal of Demos’ Liberal Party. The complete success of the Slovenes in the plebiscite was incredible. All of this is a fantastic success if I think that out of quite a few thousand people by then, less than two hundred have managed to establish their own states! Freedom and independence cannot be taken away from us.
It is also a success that its full independence has been achieved through the path of disintegration, which is an internationally recognized way of dividing the country, and not through the path of acceptability, which is generally not recognized by the international community. At the time, many, mostly communist-oriented politicians, advocated secession, which was fatal to the Kingdom of Katanga in Congo. Many still talk about secession, key warnings that such claims can hurt us. Intentionally?
We were able to achieve independence along the path of disintegration also because the Slovene statehood has existed since time immemorial, from Noricum, the tribal alliance of King Sam, Carantania, Vojnomir’s Carneola (Carniola), Pribin’s and Kocl’s Pannonia, the dukes of Carniola, Koroka and Thai and the county of Gorizia. which Austria used its statehood and which were the dramatic crowning parts of the Austro-Hungarian Empire), hereditary succession treaties between the Counts of Celje and the Habsburgs, the Drava of Slovenes, Croats and Serbs (formed in 1918 after Emperor Karl’s abdication to its peoples), , Croats and Slovenes (which was formed by merging the original SHS with the Kingdom of Serbia), the Kingdom of Yugoslavia and the post-war DFJ, FNRJ and SFRJ. In all these state formations, the Slovene nation was a constitutive part, which is better known to the world public as domestic, Slovene. We must not forget that the operative part of the establishment of Slovene dukes on Gosposvetsko polje in Koroka, which until 1414 took place in the Slovene language, forms part of the US Constitution. And that we Slovenes were the last defender of Europe against the Turkish invasions, in the battle of Sisak, the Carniolan arquebusiers of Adam Ravbar and the Carniolan army of Andrej Turjaki finally shattered the Turkish dream of winning Europe!
Contrary to the opposition of many, we managed to arm the Slovenian army and effectively win a short war that lasted much longer than many think. The war did not begin with an open attack after the declaration of independence, but much earlier, with the robbery of a good part of the Territorial Defense weapons, then the Slovene army, and ended with the departure of the last foreign soldier. This was also a Slovene success, when Slovene hopefuls forced President Kuan to, otherwise reluctantly, formally oppose the surrender of the remaining Slovene weapons to the Yugoslav army.
In any case, the most important success of Slovenia is to be able to consolidate the economy, which to a large extent broke away from the disintegrated Yugoslav market before independence and became legally connected to foreign markets. This, after independence, provided the homeland with satisfactory financial resources to withstand pressures, foreign and domestic. Fortunately, neither the savage privatization of the red tycoons, in fact the robbery of the nation’s economy, nor the then domestic media pogroms against their own homeland in the style of the well-known radio trailer Good morning, poor thing!
It is also a success that the country has at least partially democratized, adopted a new democratic constitution, constitutional amendments to it, at least seemingly more democratic legislation, including that to redress the injustices committed by the previous communist regime. However, there are still quite outdated legal impurities from the times of communist Yugoslavia.
We Slovenes have become one of the most successful nations in the port, Vladimir Bartol’s novel Alamut is a world hit, 108-year-old Boris Pahor is a thinker and writer of some kind of world icon, Slovene science and technologically innovative Slovene company both recognizable and successful in the world. Slovenes who went abroad are also successful in all my fields, because there were no favorable conditions for their development at home.
In any case, one of the major achievements of the 30-year-old jubilant is to clean the country of past pollution and rank Slovenia among the cleanest, to provide Slovenes with a good standard we have never had before and to enable settlements, buildings, surroundings and infrastructure to be arranged as e never. In short, she cared for her people.
Of course, many things have not been achieved so far in Slovenia, although we could achieve this and be able to give up all the bad that is left of the past. With a little more willpower in reconciliation.
I hoped that this year the National Assembly would determine a new, serious holiday of resistance against the occupier on May 13, when in 1941 Danilo Zelen, the military commander of TIGR, fell in the first clash of Slovene resistance with the fascist occupier on Mala gora near Ribnica. However, he was unable to do so. That is why we are still celebrating the forced April 27, which is the holiday of the communists’ alliance with the Hitler-Stalin war alliance with the Axis powers, because only this and the collaboration of the communists with the Nazis means this infamous holiday. Only we, Slovenes, are the only ones in the world to celebrate collaboration with the Nazis 76 years after the war. The spirit of the war collaboration of the Communists with the Nazis is still too strong, as is the sowing of fear among the opponents of this collaboration and the sowing of lies and slander against the TIGR. The silence about TIGR will have to be broken and the fabricated history will have to be corrected. The Slovenian authorities will have to apologize to the Tigers for all the hardships caused to them by its predecessors. Slovenians should be proud of TIGR’s fight against the fascists as the first in Europe. We need to explain the truth about TIGR to the world, as the English historian Taylor did immediately after the war.
Slovenia has failed to correct last year’s history of our past, distant and near. Even the school, which teaches children and always teaches false history, has not even succeeded in fully democratizing it. It has not adapted the judicial system to European democratic norms. It was the only country that did not adopt the EU Council Resolution t. 1461 on the condemnation of Nazism, Fascism and Communism. The issue of the interwar and post-war seas is not satisfactorily regulated, and the graves are not piously regulated. It has not yet achieved national reconciliation on the basis of truth, recognition, repentance and mutual forgiveness between the conflicting parts of the Slovene nation. She did not accept the appropriate declaration on national affairs, which was so persistently defended, written and corrected by the late Kranj lawyer Stanislav Klep regarding new findings. As it did not accept the Liberal Party’s proposal to distribute social property to Slovenes in its entirety, the Slovene authorities slowly sold most of Slovenia’s industrial and commercial property to foreigners as a shameful message to the world that we do not know how to manage our property!
Slovenia has not become debureaucratized, it has significantly too many officials in many areas, and their number is constantly being connected because it has not simplified and reduced the number of regulations. It has not reduced the long-standing burden on the economy and the population to a normal level, so the economy is poorly competitive on the world market. Slovenia will have to preserve all this and create a favorable and favorable environment for the economy.