Order of the Slovakian Cross

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  • Order was instituted on 8 May 1940 in memory of Andrej Hlinka, the leader of the Slovak People's Party, who advocated the independence of Slovakia.
  • Order was awarded for civilian and military merit.
  • Order was awarded in five classes and the Medal of the Order in three classes.
  • From 4 March 1942, swords to be added to the badges of the order awarded for military merit.
  • Andrej Hlinka - was a Slovak Catholic priest, journalist, banker, politician.

First Slovak Republic