The Republic of Croatia is a small, transitional country (population 4.5 million). The process of independent-state building began in the early 1990s,1 together with a transition to democracy and the introduction of a free-market economy. Beginning with the war for independence from (Yugoslavia 1991–1995), the decade remains the dark ages of the new Croatian history, with Croatia facing temporary loss of territory as well as great social and economic problems of the post-war period. The consequence was a retarded political development, with centralization, etatization and a strong semi-presidential system, reinforcing the negative side effects of the transition, such as corruption, extreme politicization and social inequalities.
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