Croatia

Country Croatia
Capital Zagreb
Continent Europe
Currency Kuna(HRK)
Languages Croatian

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The lands that today comprise Croatia were part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire until the close of World War I. In 1918, the Croats, Serbs, and Slovenes formed a kingdom known after 1929 as Yugoslavia. Following World War II, Yugoslavia became a federal independent Communist state under the strong hand of Marshal TITO. Although Croatia declared its independence from Yugoslavia in 1991, it took four years of sporadic, but often bitter, fighting before occupying Serb armies were mostly cleared from Croatian lands. Under UN supervision, the last Serb-held enclave in eastern Slavonia was returned to Croatia in 1998. In April 2009, Croatia joined NATO; it is a candidate for eventual EU accession.

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'Kingdom of Enclava' picks new spot on Croatia-Serbia border - Yahoo News

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'Kingdom of Enclava' picks new spot on Croatia-Serbia border
Yahoo News
Ljubljana (AFP) - The world's youngest micronation, the self-proclaimed "Kingdom of Enclava", on Saturday announced it would settle on a new spot along the Croatian-Serbian border after learning that its initial chosen location was in fact on Slovenian ...
Kingdom of Enclava: new micro-nation settles for spot on Croat-Serb borderThe Guardian

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Croatia yacht cruise: Don't push the boat out in the Adriatic - The Independent

The Independent

Croatia yacht cruise: Don't push the boat out in the Adriatic
The Independent
A red sky at night may be shepherds' delight, but the same can be said for sailors, too. I'm in Split, a historic city on Croatia's Dalmatian coast, at the tail end of an unseasonable string of wet and gloomy days. A glorious sunset – the first since ...



Croatia foreign minister on visit to Bulgaria - Focus News

Focus News

Croatia foreign minister on visit to Bulgaria
Focus News
Sofia. Croatian Minister of Foreign Affairs Vesna Pusic will arrive on an official visit to Bulgaria on Monday, the Bulgarian National Radio (BNR) reported. Ms Pusic will meet with her Bulgarian counterpart Daniel Mitov, as well as with the Bulgarian ...
Croatia's Foreign Minister Arrives in Bulgaria for Official VisitNovinite.com

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'Game Of Thrones' Returning To Croatia For Season 6; Plus: Fan Theory About ... - International Business Times

International Business Times

'Game Of Thrones' Returning To Croatia For Season 6; Plus: Fan Theory About ...
International Business Times
“Game of Thrones” Season 6 will be shot in Croatia, a country where filming for the previous seasons took place. HBO's decision to continue in the country is expected to mean increased tourism and jobs there. Meanwhile, a new report reveals hints ...

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14 gorgeous photos of beaches in Croatia - Business Insider

Business Insider

14 gorgeous photos of beaches in Croatia
Business Insider
Brela Beach Tatiana Popova/ShutterstockBrela Beach is a favorite for couples thanks to its intimate environment. Because of its location near the Adriatic Sea, Croatia is home to a variety of stunning beaches with clear blue waters. Whether it's ...

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Travel writer Claire Mason on the Apothecary garden, Dubrovnik monastery ... - The Guardian

The Guardian

Travel writer Claire Mason on the Apothecary garden, Dubrovnik monastery ...
The Guardian
Just through the Pile Gate, one of two grand entrances on the western side of Dubrovnik's old town, is what looks like yet another church. This is no slight; all 17 of the churches within the city walls are beautiful – it's just that with there being ...



Israeli center calls on Croatia to cut pensions to former Nazi-allied servicemen - RT

RT

Israeli center calls on Croatia to cut pensions to former Nazi-allied servicemen
RT
Israeli chief of the Nazi-hunting Simon Wiesenthal Center has called on the Croatian government to stop paying pensions to former soldiers who served in the country's Nazi-allied armed forces. Paying pensions to members of the Ustaša armed forces is a ...
Nazi hunter slams Croatia over collaborator pensionsJerusalem Post Israel News
Nazi hunter urges Croatia to halt pensions to WWII fascistsThe Times of Israel
Israeli center calls on Croatia to cut pensions to former NDH servicemenInSerbia News
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Croatia cranks up the festival volume - The Guardian

The Guardian

Croatia cranks up the festival volume
The Guardian
A decade on and music festivals – for visitors at least – have become part of the cultural fabric of Croatia. Over the past five years, the number of festivals in the country has doubled: now there are 20 major events held across its islands and ...



Belgium oust Croatia on penalties to reach last four - News - UEFA.com - UEFA.com

UEFA.com

Belgium oust Croatia on penalties to reach last four - News - UEFA.com
UEFA.com
With Croatia having kept six successive clean sheets going into the match, the question now was: how would the Red Devils prise them apart? Dario Bašic's team twice tested Teunckens at the start of the second period, Branimir Kalaica seeing a header ...

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Croatian leader pays tribute to killed pro-Nazi collaborators - Yahoo News

Yahoo News

Croatian leader pays tribute to killed pro-Nazi collaborators
Yahoo News
As Josip Broz Tito's communist partisans approached Zagreb in May 1945, Croatia's Nazi-allied Ustasha authorities, who persecuted and killed hundreds of thousands of ethnic Serbs, Jews, Romanians and anti-fascists Croatians, started to flee towards ...

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