Croatia (Modern World Nations) by Zoran Pavlovic, Professor Charles F Gritzner

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By Zoran Pavlovic, Professor Charles F Gritzner

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Today, although peace was restored to the land in the mid-1990s, the economy remains at a pre-1990s level. During the half decade of conflict, trade with its traditional partners in other former Yugoslav republics dropped tremendously. Additionally, significant parts of the communication and transportation networks were under the control of rebel forces. A number of major highways and railroads that were essential to the Croatian economy were under control of Serb forces or within the range of their artillery.

Today most of Croatia’s biggest companies are privatized, and the Parliament is working to produce new laws that will encourage economic development. It is also taking necessary steps to ensure Croatia’s eventual membership in the European Union. Energy As a country’s economy grows, so, too, does its consumption of energy. Croatia is not an energy-rich country; it must rely on imports to satisfy its demands for fuel. Domestic oil production is limited to several fields. Oil fields are found in eastern Croatia and in the Adriatic Sea.

Hundreds of millions of people around the world wear ties. ” According to history, during the Thirty Years’ War in the 17th century, Croatian soldiers used some sort of scarf around their necks. The French soon discovered that scarves not only could be used on the battlefield, but that they also could make a fashion statement. In France, ties replaced traditional collars (which usually were white and therefore easily became dirty). The idea quickly spread throughout France and later to much of the rest of Europe.

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