The most important discovery from that era is a Neanderthal cranium (c.
200,000 BC), discovered near Gánovce, a village in northern Slovakia.
These ancient tools, made by the Clactonian technique, bear witness to the ancient habitation of Slovakia.
Other stone tools from the Middle Paleolithic era (200,000 – 80,000 BC) come from the Prévôt (Prepoštská) cave near Bojnice and from other nearby sites.
A special role was given to weaving and the production of textiles.
The local power of the "Princes" of the Hallstatt period disappeared in Slovakia during the last century before the middle of first millennium BCE, after strife between the Scytho-Thracian people and locals, resulting in abandonment of the old hill-forts.
In 1989, the Velvet Revolution ended Communist rule in Czechoslovakia.
The inhabitants of the area manufactured arms, shields, jewellery, dishes, and statues.Slovakia is a high-income advanced economy a very high standard of living and performs favourably in measurements of civil liberties, press freedom, internet freedom, democratic governance and peacefulness.The country maintains a combination of market economy with a comprehensive social security system.A separate (First) Slovak Republic (1939–1945) existed in World War II as a client state of Nazi Germany.In 1945, Czechoslovakia was re-established and under Communist rule became a Soviet satellite.