Ljubljana: From Provincial City in the Empire to Capital of Slovenia - The process that led to the creation of the Independent Republic of Slovenia in 1991 also led to a significant effort to rewrite the history of Slovenia and Ljubljana. In fact, there were many scholars who believed that there was no city planning before 1895, when Ljubljana was destroyed by an earthquake (Breda Mihelic, ... cit.). Others argued that there were plans that had been drawn up before the earthquake, but they had left only partial traces if they implemented at all. Up to 1849 Ljubljana was an important as an established river transit port for goods to and from the Danube basin. From this date, Ljubljana's development was accelerated by the arrival of a railway line that linked Vienna to the port of Trieste. The plan drafted in 1876 was limited to partial projects based on short-term programs. On the contrary, Max Fabiani and Camillo Sitte proposed ambitious projects for the reconstruction of cities destroyed by the earthquake of 1895.