The relationship of the Slovak Republic to the Independent State of Croatia in the period 1941-1945 and their position as satellites of the German Third Reich was different from the internal political point of view. The Slovak Republic originated before the outbreak of the Second World War and was not seriously affected by military operations until 1944. By the standards of the time there was an economic boom. In the territory of the Independent State of Croatia, there were partisan and military operations from 1941, and the economy declined. The aim of the representatives of the Slovak Republic was to gain Croatia as a replacement for Yugoslavia in a sort of revived Little Entente of Slovakia, Rumania and Croatia, directed against Hungary. The two countries established political, economic, cultural and sporting cooperation, which culminated in 1942 but then declined.