• Barry Turner
Part of the The Statesman’s Yearbook book series (SYBK)


The original Croats migrated to their present territory in the 6th century and were converted to Roman Catholicism. Croatia was united with Hungary in 1091 and remained under Hungarian administration until the end of the First World War. On 1 Dec. 1918 Croatia became a part of the new Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes, which was renamed Yugoslavia in 1929. During the Second World War an independent fascist (Ustaša) state was set up under the aegis of the German occupiers. During the Communist period Croatia became one of the 6 Socialist Republics’ constituting the Yugoslav federation led by Marshal Tito. With the collapse of Communism, an independence movement gained momentum.

Republika Hrvatska


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Further Reading

  1. Central Bureau of Statistics. Statistical Yearbook.Monthly Statistical Report. Google Scholar
  2. Stallaerts, R. and Laurens, J., Historical Dictionary of the Republic of Croatia. Metuchen (NJ), 1995Google Scholar
  3. Tanner, M. C., A Nation Forged in War. Yale, 1997.Google Scholar
  4. National statistical office: Central Bureau of Statistics, 3 Ilica, Zagreb. Director: Ivan Rusan. Website:

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