Shock site

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BestGore is notorious for its extremely graphic content, such as photos and videos of murders, suicides and violent accidents. It is currently the most visited shock website in the world, with an estimated 15–20 million monthly visits. In July 2013, the website's creator, Slovakian-Canadian Mark Marek, was charged with one count of "corrupting morals", related to his posting of the video of the murder of Lin Jun on his website. He pleaded guilty and was given a six-month conditional sentence. Goatse was one of the best-known shock sites, featuring an image of a man stretching his anus with his hands.

LiveLeak

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The site was founded on 31 October 2006, in part by the team behind Ogrish.com shock site; which closed on the same day. LiveLeak aims to take reality footage, politics, war, and other world events and combine them with the power of citizen journalism. Hayden Hewitt of Manchester is the only public member of LiveLeak's founding team. Featured videos often involve graphic content of fatal accidents or shootings. Although by 2016, Liveleak had reduced its controversial content, the site frequently sparked up controversy up until around 2008, mostly due to its graphic and political content.

Stile Project

Ogrish.com. Stile Project. stileNET.

Goregrish.com

Controversy arose when the autopsy images of Ngatikaura Ngati appeared on goregrish.com and bestgore.com, which some have characterized as pornographic. Current New Zealand Children’s Commissioner Dr. Russell Wills said he was "appalled" at their use. Even though shock sites did not create the photos, the images nevertheless fueled a squabble between bestgore.com and goregrish.com in 2011, wherein one lodged an unsuccessful DMCA (copyright) complaint with Google against the other. Ogrish.com. Bestgore.com. Rotten.com. Stile Project.

Canada

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Canada is a country in the northern part of North America. Its ten provinces and three territories extend from the Atlantic to the Pacific and northward into the Arctic Ocean, covering 9.98 e6km2, making it the world's second-largest country by total area. Canada's southern border with the United States is the world's longest bi-national land border. Its capital is Ottawa, and its three largest metropolitan areas are Toronto, Montreal, and Vancouver. As a whole, Canada is sparsely populated, the majority of its land area being dominated by forest and tundra.

Rotten.com

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Rotten.com was a shock site with the tag line "An archive of disturbing illustration," active from 1997 to 2012. It was devoted to morbid curiosities, pictures of violent acts, deformities, autopsy or forensic photographs, depictions of perverse sex acts, and disturbing or misanthropic historical curios. The site was founded in 1997, and its format changed little over the years. It was run by a developer who called himself Soylent, via the company Soylent Communications. The site's updating slowed in 2009, with the final update in February 2012. The site was down as of November 2018.

History of Slovakia

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The Slovak political camp, at the beginning of the century, split into different factions. The leaders of the Slovak National Party based in Martin, expected the international situation to change in the Slovaks' favor, and they put great store by Russia. The Roman Catholic faction of Slovak politicians led by Father Andrej Hlinka focused on small undertakings among the Slovak public and, shortly before the war, established a political party named the Slovak People's Party. The liberal intelligentsia rallying around the journal Hlas ("Voice"), followed a similar political path, but attached more importance to Czecho-Slovak cooperation. An independent Social Democratic Party emerged in 1905.

Slovak diaspora

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Czechs and Slovaks in Bulgaria. Slovaks in Croatia. Slovaks in the Czech Republic. Slovaks in Hungary. Slovaks of Romania. Slovaks in Serbia. Slovak Americans. Slovak Canadians. History of Slovakia. List of Slovaks.

Tóth

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Saint Alexis Toth (1853–1909), Slovakian priest of the Russian Orthodox church who served in the United States. André De Toth (1912?–2002), American filmmaker. Andrea Tóth (born 1980), Hungarian water polo player. Árpád Tóth (1886–1928), Hungarian poet. Claudia Toth (born 1981), Austrian curler. Ed Toth, American drummer. Eric Justin Toth (born 1982), suspected child pornographer and FBI Ten Most Wanted fugitive. Ferenc Tóth (sport wrestler) (1928–2003), Hungarian Greco-Roman wrestler. Ferenc Tóth (pilot), Hungarian glider aerobatic champion. Gabi Tóth (born 1988), Hungarian singer. Ildikó Tóth (actress) (born 1966), Hungarian actress.

Great Moravia

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For example, the ancestors of the clan Hunt-Pázmán (Hont-Pázmány), whose Great Moravian origin has been advanced by Slovak scholars, were mentioned by Simon of Kéza to have arrived from the Duchy of Swabia to the kingdom in the late 10th century. The territories mentioned as "Tercia pars regni" (literally "one-third part of the Kingdom of Hungary") in the medieval sources are referred to as the "Duchy" in Hungarian scholarly works and as the "Principality of Nitra" in Slovak academic sources.

Czechoslovakism

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When applied retroactively to the period, it could have denoted 4 various concepts of commonality: 1) that Slovaks form part of the Czech nation; 2) that Slovaks are somewhat distinct branch of the Czech people; 3) that Slovaks and Czechs are equal components of one Czecho-Slovak nation and 4) that Slovaks and Czechs are distinct nations united by common political interest. It seems that most Czech-speakers tended to perceive Slovak-speakers within the first two perspectives; to them “Slovaks” were like “Moravians”, but even poorer and more backward.

Slavs

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The Catholic Slavs include Croats, Czechs, Kashubs, Moravians, Poles, Silesians, Slovaks, Slovenes, and Sorbs and are defined by their Latinate influence and heritage and connection to Western Europe. There are also substantial Protestant and Lutheran minorities especially amongst the West Slavs, such as the historical Bohemian (Czech) Hussites. The third largest religion amongst the Slavs is Islam. Muslim Slavs include the Bosniaks, Pomaks, Gorani, Torbeši, and other Muslims of the former Yugoslavia.

Czech Republic

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Between 1948 and 1989 about 250,000 Czechs and Slovaks were sent to prison for political reasons, and over 400,000 emigrated. In November 1989, Czechoslovakia returned to a liberal democracy through the peaceful "Velvet Revolution" (led by Václav Havel and his Civic Forum). However, Slovak national aspirations strengthened (see Hyphen War) and on 1 January 1993, the country peacefully split into the independent Czech Republic and Slovakia. Both countries went through economic reforms and privatisations, with the intention of creating a market economy.

Upper Hungary

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The population of Upper Hungary was mixed and mainly consisted of Slovaks, Hungarians, Germans and Ruthenians. The first complex demographic data are from the 18th century, in which Slovaks constituted the majority population in Upper Hungary. Slovaks called this territory "Slovensko" (Slovakia), which term appears in written documents from the 15th century, but it was not precisely defined and the region inhabited by Slovaks held no distinct legal, constitutional, or political status within Upper Hungary. Historically there are different meanings: 1.

Svatopluk I of Moravia

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Nevertheless, in 1722 Michael Bencsik, a professor of Hungarian law at the University of Trnava, suggested that the nobility and the whole population of Trencsén county within the Kingdom of Hungary were "the remnants of Svatopluk who sold his country to the Hungarians, and thus the Slovak people, into eternal serfdom". In response, Ján Baltazár Magin, the Roman Catholic parisher of Dubnica wrote the oldest known defense of the Slovak nation in 1728. Next another Catholic priest, Juraj Fándly completed a history in Latin entitled Compendiata historia gentis Slavae ("A Brief History of the Slovak Nation") in which he depicted Moravia as a state of Slovaks and Svatopluk as their king.

Tótkomlós

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Komlós means "(place) with hops" in Hungarian, while prefix Tót is the word for Slovaks in old Hungarian. Hops also can be found in the coat of arms of the town. Tótkomlós is located in the Great Hungarian Plain 225 km southeast from Budapest. Mezőtúr-Orosháza-Mezőhegyes railway line crosses the town. The Medieval village was ruined due to the Ottoman wars, native Hungarian population fled from the area. It was rebuilt after 1715 with Slovak settlers. Hungarians became the majority after the Czechoslovak-Hungarian population exchange. Tótkomlós is twinned with: * in Hungarian and Slovak János Jankó (1833–1896), Hungarian painter. Pál Závada (1954), Hungarian writer.

Bratislava

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Official Slovak National Tourism Portal.

Bardejov

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According to the 2001 census, 91.3% of inhabitants were Slovaks, 2.6% Romani, 2.5% Rusyns, and 1.4% Ukrainians. The religious make-up was 63.2% Roman Catholics, 16.9% Greek Catholics, 7.6% Lutherans and 4.3% Eastern Orthodox. By the 1910 census, it had 2571 Slovak, 2179 Hungarian and 1617 German inhabitants. Bardejov is twinned with: The records for genealogical research are available at the state archive "Statny Archiv in Presov, Slovakia" 1) Bardejov. 2) Bardejovská Nová Ves. 3) Bardejovská Zábava. 4) Bardejovské Kúpele (local spa town). 5) Dlhá Lúka (annexed in 1971). 6) Mihaľov. Battle of Bardejov. List of municipalities and towns in Slovakia.

Daniel Rapant

Logika dejín (Kultúrny život č. 33/1968). 1968 – National Award of Slovak Socialistic Republic. 1969 – Honour Badge of Labour. 1987 – Gold Medal of Slovak Academy of Sciences. 1991 – Order of Tomáš Garrigue Masaryk, 1st class (in memoriam).

Czechoslovakia

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Ukraine 1945–1992 (independent from 1991). 1918–1920: Republic of Czechoslovakia (abbreviated ČSR)/Czecho-Slovak State, or Czecho-Slovakia/Czechoslovakia. 1920–1938: Czechoslovak Republic (ČSR), or Czechoslovakia. 1938–1939: Czecho-Slovak Republic, or Czecho-Slovakia. 1945–1960: Czechoslovak Republic (ČSR), or Czechoslovakia. 1960–1990: Czechoslovak Socialist Republic (ČSSR), or Czechoslovakia. April 1990: Czechoslovak Federative Republic (Czech version) and Czecho-Slovak Federative Republic (Slovak version). The country subsequently became the Czech and Slovak Federative Republic (ČSFR), or Československo (Czech version) and Česko-Slovensko (Slovak version).

Trenčín

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According to the 2001 census the religious makeup was: 65.8% Roman Catholics, 22.3% people with no religious affiliation, and 7.1% Lutherans. 95.3% inhabitants were Slovaks and 2.4% Czechs. Association football club AS Trenčín currently plays in the top-tier Slovak Super Liga after winning promotion following the 2011–12 season as second-tier Slovak First League champions, while the ice hockey club Dukla Trenčín currently plays in the Slovak Extraliga, having won the Extraliga championship four times.