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  Korcula Island - Apartments Vela Luka - Dalmatia Croatia
The modern rehabilitation centre Kalos was built in the bay of Kale at the very end of gulf of Vela Luka and based on medical mud and mineral springs, rheumatic and other illnesses are successfully treated.
Croatia is rich in natural resources, and is determined to build its future on services and high technology.
The capital of Croatia is Zagreb, a city of one million inhabitants, the hub of Croatian culture, education and trade.
www.apartments-vela-luka.com   (1388 words)

  
  Croatia. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
Croatia is bounded by Slovenia in the northwest, by Hungary in the northeast, by Serbia and Montenegro in the east, by Bosnia and Herzegovina in the south and east, and by the Adriatic Sea in the west.
Croatia is a parliamentary democracy with an elected president who appoints a council of ministers and a prime minister.
Croatia was placed under Italian and later German military control, while the Ustachi dictatorship perpetuated brutal excesses, including the establishment of concentration camps; in the Croat-operated Jasenovac camp alone, it has been estimated that some 200,000 Serbs, Jews, Gypsies, and Croat opposition figures were killed.
www.bartleby.com /65/cr/Croatia.html   (1347 words)

  
 countrysector National Aquaculture Sector Overview - Croatia (1)
Croatia is a newly independent state, but has a tradition in fisheries which dates back more than a thousand years.
The farming of marine fish in Croatia consists mainly of European seabass (Dicentrarchus labrax), with a total production in 2001 of 1 520 tonnes, in second place is gilthead seabream (Sparus aurata) with 940 tonnes.
There have been significant changes to the regulatory framework of aquaculture and fisheries in Croatia after the social and economical changes of the early 1990s; work is still being done on changing and harmonising the law according to European Union requirements.
www.fao.org /figis/servlet/static?dom=countrysector&xml=naso_croatia.xml   (3672 words)

  
 WHY YUGO-NOSTALGISTS ARE WRONG by Srdja Trifkovic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
It was born out of the perception of that segment of Croatia’s elite that their “Croatness” needed a broader South Slav context in order to assert itself, and thus to withstand the onslaught of stronger, more dynamic nationalisms to the north and west.
Croatia’s political spectrum under the Hapsburgs, dynamic and diverse as it may have appeared to a casual observer, was limited to a narrow social base.
Unlike Croatia, it was not characterized by calcified class structure and its nascent bourgeoisie allowed for considerable social mobility: it was common for a clever, hard working village boy to make it big in the city and end his days as the respected father of university professors, ministers and generals.
www.chroniclesmagazine.org /News/Trifkovic00/NewsST041300.html   (6872 words)

  
 FIND CROATIA Travel Guide
Croatia Tourist Figures January to July 2007: The latest available figures from Central Bureau of Statistics of Croatia regarding Croatian tourism are following : In the first seven months of 2007 Croatia recorded an increase in the number of tourists and overnight stays in relation to the same period of 2006.
Croatia extends from the foothills of the Julian Alps in the north-west and the Pannonian Plain in the east, over the Dinara mountain range in its central region, to the Adriatic coast in the south.
Capital of Croatia is Zagreb (779.145 inhabitants - the administrative, cultural, academic and communication centre of the country).
www.find-croatia.com   (488 words)

  
 Background Info | Croatia Travel Information | Lonely Planet Destination Guide
As Croatia outstripped the southern republics economically, it demanded greater autonomy, bringing a series of purges down on the heads of its residents during the 1970s.
In June 1991 Croatia declared its independence from the Federation, and the Serbian enclave of Krajina declared its independence from Croatia.
The federal army withdrew from Croatia and in May 1992 Croatia was admitted to the UN, after amending its constitution to protect minority groups and human rights.
www.lonelyplanet.com /worldguide/destinations/europe/croatia/essential?a=culture   (948 words)

  
 Croatia - A Little of Croatian and Slavic History
Background of Croatia: 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.
Croatia and Venice struggled to dominate Dalmatia as the power of Byzantium faded, and for a time the Dalmatians paid the Croats tribute to assure safe passage for their galleys through the Adriatic.
Ottoman armies overran all of eastern and southern Croatia south of the Sava River in the early sixteenth century, and slaughtered a weak Hungarian force at the Battle of Mohács (Hungary) in 1526.
slavs.freeservers.com /Croatia.html   (2369 words)

  
 Croatia History, Croatia Culture, Croatia History and Culture, Croatia History, - General Info
Nevertheless, as a result of Hungarian policy, the coastal parts of Croatia came under the direct control of Venice in the beginning of the 15th century, and in the 16th century, along with Hungary, Croatia too became part of the Habsburg Monarchy.
The economic and cultural progress of Croatia in the 16th and 17th centuries was subordinated to the defence of the Austro-Hungarian frontiers against the inroads of the Turkish Empire.
Croatia began the New Era after 1945 as one of the six socialist republics of communist Yugoslavia.
gocroatia.info /article.php?id=3   (1712 words)

  
 frontline: the world's most wanted man: bosnia: an expert's overview: yugoslavia's history
And in modern times, as applied to the rest of the Balkans, you had the Ottoman Empire, and the regions in the north west were excluded from the Ottoman Empire and belonged to the Habsburg Empire.
In Croatia, in addition to that, the elections were won by a party that was quite nationalist, the HDZ of President Tudjman.
Those two countries on 25th June 1991 declared their independence and it was at that point that the federal army reacted, and that is when the military phase of the conflict begins-- with the federal army's intervention in Slovenia.
www.pbs.org /wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/karadzic/bosnia/history.html   (1784 words)

  
 Facts about Croatia
Remnants of Roman rule in Croatia include the amphitheatre in Pula, remnants of a Forum in Zadar and the street plan in Porec.
Meanwhile, northern Croatia was falling into the hands of the powerful Hungarians to the north.
Venice retained the coast until Napoleon's invasion of 1797.The 1815 Congress of Vienna awarded the coast to Austria and the interior of Croatia to Hungary.
www.croatiatraveller.com /About_Croatia.htm   (778 words)

  
 Croatia History | iExplore.com
The fighting in Croatia, between the JNA and Serb militia on one side and hastily assembled Croat defense forces on the other, was ended by a UN-brokered ceasefire in January 1992.
Croatia may therefore be able to join with the batch of candidate countries scheduled for entry around 2007/8, which includes Bulgaria and Romania: Croatia’s economy is in better condition than either of those, but the Hague tribunal problem has to be resolved once and for all.
Croatia also has an important tourism industry, based on the Dalmatian coast: after being all but wiped out by the civil war, it has recovered and prospered; it now accounts for 22% of GDP and around 150,000 jobs and is largely responsible for Croatia’s recent economic progress.
www.iexplore.com /dmap/Croatia/History   (1344 words)

  
 About Croatia, Yacht Charter Croatia, Charter Croatia
Croatia is truly a land of islands because it has more than a thousand of them and each one is different.
Historical facts Croatia is indeed unique, not only for its crystal clear, clean blue sea, but also for a thousand years of different cultures that have replaced each other and sometimes assimilated in these areas.
Croatia is home to 50 marinas, all gathered together under the Croatian Marinas Group, with a capacity of over 13,200 sea berths and 4,500 dry berths.
www.navis-yacht-charter.com /about/croatia   (1961 words)

  
 Modern History Sourcebook: The First English Coffee-Houses, c. 1670-1675
Modern History Sourcebook: The First English Coffee-Houses, c.
This text is part of the Internet Modern History Sourcebook.
The Sourcebook is a collection of public domain and copy-permitted texts for introductory level classes in modern European and World history.
www.fordham.edu /halsall/mod/1670coffee.html   (580 words)

  
 Croatia: History, Geography, Government, and Culture — Infoplease.com
Croatia is a former Yugoslav republic on the Adriatic Sea.
The Zagorje region north of the capital, Zagreb, is a land of rolling hills, and the fertile agricultural region of the Pannonian Plain is bordered by the Drava, Danube, and Sava Rivers in the east.
Croatia, at one time the Roman province of Pannonia, was settled in the 7th century by the Croats.
www.infoplease.com /ipa/A0107439.html   (908 words)

  
 Croatia - Where to charter a yacht? Split - Dubrovnik - Sibenik - Zadar
Croatia and its thousand islands are situated on Adriatic coast, just sixty miles away from Italy.
In 13-th century it was the rishest and one of the most beautiful city in this area, so the wealthy citizens often needed a break and they founded their shelter on nearby islands Korcula, Lastova, Mljet and Elafiti.
People asume that this is the place where the first marina was built and where the history of marinas began.
www.cro-yachting.com /guide/Yacht-charter-Croatia   (1190 words)

  
 Croatia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The flag was very clearly visible in one moment when the director of the coverage choosed to show what's being done white the flags when the athletes reach their final point - they were gathered on the stage, and the moment of setting of the Croatian flag was shown.
The tradition in Slovenia and Croatia is taken up after some years of breaking, and there it is felt that the flags withotu the coat of arms are not appropriate (unrecognizable), so the coat of arms are retained and not even rotated, but could be "read" along the vertical axis.
On the origin of the chequy fields he said that they are firs noted in use by Apennine bishop, but how they found their home in Croatia it is not known.
www.crwflags.com /fotw/flags/hr.html   (1982 words)

  
 WWW Virtual Library Women's History
Gender History in a Transnational Perspective A Conference in Honour of Gisela Bock
Gender and Modernity in Central Europe: The Austro-Hungarian Monarchy and its Legacy
The main purposes of this virtual library are to list women's history institutions and organizations, locate archival and library collections, and provide links to Internet resources on women's history.
www.iisg.nl /w3vlwomenshistory   (335 words)

  
 ISN Security Watch - War crimes trials may force a Croatian history rewrite   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
If UN war crimes prosecutors prove charges against six Croat military officers, suggesting that Croatia's Homeland War was one of conquest, not liberation, Zagreb may be forced to rewrite its account of the country's modern history.
In October 2001, Sanader attacked Pusic in parliament, saying that her statement that Croatia used aggression against Bosnia and Herzegovina was “completely unacceptable“ and that “the Declaration on the Homeland War should serve as a document to finally put a stop to the lies about the country’s history and reinterpretations of Croatia's modern history”.
And many in Croatia think this may finally make it safe for Croats to speak out about crimes they know were committed in their name, even though the government has long denied them.
www.isn.ethz.ch /securitywatch/details_print.cfm?id=8696   (1087 words)

  
 History of the International Committee of the Red Cross
The humanitarian diplomacy of the ICRC and the conflict in Croatia (1991-1992)
The tragic events that took place in Croatia and later spread to Bosnia-Herzegovina were unparalleled in Europe's post-war history.
History of the International Committee of the Red Cross.
www.icrc.org /web/eng/siteeng0.nsf/iwpList2/About_the_ICRC:History?OpenDocument   (1072 words)

  
 Croatia
Croatia is situated in south-east side of Europe and covers an area of 56.542 km2 with 31.067 km2 of territorial waters.
All those who have already visited Croatia or have heard about it, certainly know that Croatian sea is not just one of the most beautiful but the cleanest as well.
It is situated on the eastern coast of Istria in Rijeka Bay on the foot of mountain Učka (1.400 m).
www.exasyachts.com /croatia.htm   (1392 words)

  
 Developing and Managing the Brown University Library Collections: MODERN EUROPEAN HISTORY
The Department of History at Brown emphasizes comparative study of chronologically and culturally diverse societies, with the aim of giving students an appreciation of different approaches to the study of the past and encouraging them to develop an understanding of the way in which societies and cultures change through time.
Moreover, the collections in History, in general, and European history, in particular, are not limited to those Library of Congress classes that are designated as history (D, E, and F) or its “auxiliary sciences” (C).
History is by its nature an interdisciplinary field, and the collections supporting it range very widely indeed and can be found among all LC classes.
www.brown.edu /Facilities/University_Library/collections/colldev/subjects/modeurohist.html   (702 words)

  
 Croatia Travel Guide | Croatia Travel Information Guide   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Although the coast is undoubtedly the shining star of Croatia tourism, off the beaten track the country also boasts undulating hills in inland Istria, where ornate hilltop towns, great food, good domestic wine and a proliferation of fl and white truffles has earned it favourable comparisons with Tuscany.
The oft ignored region of Slavonia, in the east of the country, rewards a visit with the stately riverside city of Osijek and the unquashable spirit of Vukovar, which is still fighting back from the worst ravages of the Homeland War, as well as vineyards and castles of its own.
When it comes to sailing, Croatia is legendary, with myriad marinas and islands on hand up and down the coast.
www.worldtravelguide.net /country/68/country_guide/Europe/Croatia.html   (332 words)

  
 The Periphery of Francia: Spain, Britain, Eastern Europe, & Scandinavia
This introduces an interesting but obscure chapter in history, straddling Spain and France and consequently tending to be left by treatments of Spain to French history, and by treatments of France to Spanish history.
Subsequent history is all too familiar from later "underdeveloped" countries, far too much politics and far too little of the rule of law and basic personal and property rights.
The history of the Tudors is subsequently brilliant, with much in the end hanging on the tragi-comic many marriages of Henry VIII.
www.friesian.com /perifran.htm   (11546 words)

  
 raceandhistory.com - HISTORY OF MEDIEVAL CROATIA
This province occupied the district of Helm and the surrounding area in the vicinity of Kandahar in modern Afghanistan.
There are many instances in history, however, of a people losing its original language and culture as a consequence of inter-marriage with and absorption by other tribes or nations.
In this connection it is evident that there is no indication in early European history, or in the migrations of peoples that took place be tween 600 B.C. and 1000 A.D., that tends to buttress the traditional cliche that Croats and Serbs came from an identical parent stock.
www.raceandhistory.com /Science/croatia.htm   (10023 words)

  
 [13 Dec 1999] GA/SM/141 : GENERAL ASSEMBLY PRESIDENT EXTENDS CONDOLENCES AT DEATH OF CROATIA'S PRESIDENT FRANJO TUDJMAN   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
It was with deep sadness that I learnt of the passing today of President Franjo Tudjman, of Croatia, beloved leader of the Croatian people.
President Tudjman will be remembered as the father of his nation and as the architect of Croatian nationalism and independence.
On behalf of the General Assembly, I extend heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family of President Tudjman, and to the Government and the people of Croatia for the loss of their dear leader, who will be greatly missed.
www.un.org /News/Press/docs/1999/19991213.gasm141.doc.html   (150 words)

  
 CROATIA - overview of History, Culture and Science
In 1928 Ivan Mestrovic sent four recommendation letters to his influential friends in Croatia in which he asked to help the Croatian Youth Society BUNJEVAC from the city of Subotica to visit the land of their grandparents - Dalmatia and Herzegovina.
He also wrote that this city is situated in the Kingdom of Croatia (...item dese stat lijcht in dem koenynchrijch van Croattia).
A museum with 18 m high granite obelisk was built in honour to the Lucas gusher in Spindletop.
www.croatianhistory.net /index1.html   (1464 words)

  
 Pro-Nazi Legacy Lingers for Croatia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Croats view the Ustashe as an essentially nationalist movement and recall that until Croatia broke away from Yugoslavia in 1991, the years of Ustashe rule were the only period of independence in Croatia's modern history.
Tudjman decreed that Croatia should adopt a red-and-white checkerboard coat of arms that closely resembles the symbol of the Ustashe state.
That date was 51st anniversary of the establishment of the Ustashe state, which included not only most of present-day Croatia but almost all of what is now Bosnia and Herzegovina...
www.srpska-mreza.com /Croatia/Sakic/relate3.htm   (652 words)

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