| COUNTRIES | Geographic.org | GEOLOGY | USA STATISTICS | CHINA STATS | COUNTRY CODES | AIRPORTS | RELIGION | JOBS |

Croatia Introduction 2009
https://geographic.org/wfb2009/croatia/croatia_introduction.html
SOURCE: 2009 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

Custom Search
. Feedback


Croatia Introduction 2009
SOURCE: 2009 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK


Background:
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 January 2008, Croatia assumed a nonpermanent seat on the UN Security Council for the 2008-09 term, and in April 2008 it joined NATO. Croatia is a candidate for eventual EU accession.


NOTE: The information regarding Croatia on this page is re-published from the 2009 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Croatia Introduction 2009 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Croatia Introduction 2009 should be addressed to the CIA.






This page was last modified 10-Jun-09
Copyright © 1995-2020 ITA (all rights reserved).