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By Willia Bartlett

Croatia, among Europe and the Balkans addresses the major advancements in economics, politics, diplomacy and social coverage within the country over the past decade. It locations those advancements of their old context, and indicates how present coverage dilemmas are established in the conflicting pressures which traditionally have pulled Croatia among a eu, a Mediterranean and a Balkan orientation. within the new context of ecu integration notwithstanding, Croatia could now discover a new function in her pivotal place as a bridge among the unruly Balkans and an impatient Europe.This e-book can be of specific use for classes on japanese Europe. Its thorough, updated research can be of curiosity to scholars and researchers in politics and diplomacy, yet with a broader entice diplomats, coverage makers, exchange officers, the enterprise group and experts increasing their buying and selling hyperlinks with the sector.

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38 The church lands were also confiscated and in each parish church institutions were allowed to retain only up to 25 hectares, although priests were allowed to retain their own plots. Of the one and a half million hectares held by the land fund, half was distributed to 42,000 peasant families, and a fifth to newly established state farms. Landless peasants from the Croatian Krajina region, including many Croatian Serbs from Lika and Kordun, and Bosnian Croats from Herzegovina, were resettled in Slavonia.

1111 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 1011 1 2 3111 4 5 6 7 8 9 20111 1 2 3 4 5111 6 7 8 9 30111 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 40111 1 2 3 44111 45111 2 Transition to democracy The suppression of the Croatian national movement after 1971 had ushered in a long period of political quiescence during which Croatia became known as the ‘silent republic’. But in 1989, partly inspired by the development of multiparty democracy in neighbouring Slovenia, new political parties began to be established. As in other post-communist countries, a plethora of parties emerged to contest the first democratic elections in living memory.

As Tim Judah has explained: During 1990 Frenki and BadÏa were frequent visitors to Knin and other areas with predominantly Serbian populations. Their job was to help organize the SDS, to enhance its emerging police-cum-military capability and to distribute arms. While the driving force behind the organization was the SDB, there were many other individuals . . who could be called upon to help . . [including] many Serbs . . 11 Both sides began to arm themselves, and the rebellion spread to the Serb districts of Slavonia.

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