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Croatia

BACKGROUND

Information: A country.

Croatia, officially the Republic of Croatia (Croatian: Republika Hrvatska) is a country at the crossroads of Central and Southeast Europe on the Balkan Peninsula in southwestern Europe

Croatia is a republic governed under a parliamentary system and a developed country with a very high standard of living.

On October 29, 1918 the Croatian Parliament (Sabor) declared independence and decided to join the newly formed State of Slovenes, Croats, and Serbs, which in turn entered into union with the Kingdom of Serbia on December 4, 1918 to form the Kingdom of Serbs, Croats, and Slovenes.

After World War II, Croatia became a single-party socialist federal unit of Yugoslavia, ruled by the Communists, but enjoying a degree of autonomy within the federation. As tensions rose, Croatia declared independence on June 25, 1991; however, the full implementation of declaration only came into effect on October 8, 1991.

Regions: Slavonia, Posavina, Podravina, Dalmatia

Language: Croatian

Religion: Predominantly Roman Catholic Christian


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