@srdceleva and other Slovaks ( feel free to add )
Are you saying Slovaks were ‘unnamed’ and generic Slavs? Most other Slavs took some kind of unique name for themselves as tribes and later as nations. I guess the same would be true for Slovenes. Since these nations didn’t have a particular name they merely accepted the Slav name when they nationalized. Obviously Slovaks and Slovenes have deep histories that are far more complex than just a name. I just find it kind of interesting.
You guys were part of Samo’s Empire . Is it fair to say that Empire was an early Slovak one? You guys founded the principality of Nitra and then came Great Moravia. Was Great Moravia a proto-Slovak land? Do Moravians today consider themselves Czechs, Slovaks, or their own unique thing?
What if the presence of Hungary caused the early ancestors of the Slovaks to coalesce into a Slovak nation north of Hungary , to resist Hungarianization?
This interests me because my fiancee is half Slovak and half Bohemian (Czech).