From the 15th to the 19th century, the Habsburgs ruled the territory of Slovakia.

An excerpt from the article 37 facts about Slovakia

After the fall of the Habsburgs, Slovakia co-founded Czechoslovakia. In the period 1939-1944, it was an independent fascist state under the rule of Jozef Tiso. In the years 1945-1992, it was again part of Czechoslovakia.