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The face of Europe changed significantly after the First World War. At that time, large states were falling apart, giving rise to the creation of some smaller countries, including Czechoslovakia.

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The face of Europe changed significantly after the First World War. At that time, large states were falling apart, giving rise to the creation of some smaller countries, including Czechoslovakia. But this new republic had to turn over some of its territory, the northern part of its Orava region, to its stronger neighbour, Poland. As a result, Slovakia lost 12 villages, including Orávka. Alas, the country also lost a beautiful wooden church from the year 1597. We can admire it in a drawing by prominent Slovak painter Janko Alexy dating back to around 1920.


By Branislav Chovan

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