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.
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- May 12th 2013 Croatia 12 - Split personality and another move on
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- April 28th 2013 Split, Dalmatia, Croatia
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- October 21st 2012 Mediterranean Cruise 2012
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- September 18th 2012 Zuerich - Split
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- August 27th 2012 Split y Baska Voda
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- July 27th 2012 Croatia and Diving!
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- July 9th 2012 Almost time to Split
by Words: 340 Photos: 24
- June 23rd 2012 Day 30: Ferry to Split
by Words: 438 Photos: 12
- June 23rd 2012 Rules of the Road by Wanless and Baker
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- June 16th 2012 Croatia!!
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- May 18th 2012 Split, Croatie (Phil)
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- May 5th 2012 Split by Day... and Night
by Words: 990 Photos: 23
- May 2nd 2012 It takes 20 people and the threat of exams to bring us all to Croatia!
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- October 17th 2011 Croatia by Car!
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- October 13th 2011 Bike cruise along the Dalmatian Coast
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- October 8th 2011 Croatia!
by Words: 674 Photos: 5
- September 15th 2011 Chapter 4 - DAY 9 - Plitvice to Split
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- September 9th 2011 From Budapest to Split, Croatia
by Words: 480 Photos: 5
- September 4th 2011 Sensational Split
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- July 30th 2011 Split
by Words: 200 Photos: 4