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Here are some interesting facts about Croatia - Category: Introduction - 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.

Category: Government - Diplomatic representation in the US: chief of mission: Ambassador Kolinda GRABAR-KITAROVIC; chancery: 2343 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20008; telephone: [1] (202) 588-5899; FAX: [1] (202) 588-8936; consulate(s) general: Chicago, Los Angeles, New York

Category: People - Nationality: noun: Croat(s), Croatian(s); adjective: Croatian

Category: Economy - Exports - partners (%): Italy 19.3%, Bosnia and Herzegovina 13.9%, Germany 10.2%, Slovenia 8.4%, Austria 6.2% (2007)

Category: Geography - Map references: Europe

Category: Transportation - Merchant marine: total: 80; by type: bulk carrier 25, cargo 11, chemical tanker 3, passenger/cargo 30, petroleum tanker 8, refrigerated cargo 1, roll on/roll off 2; registered in other countries: 30 (Bahamas 1, Belize 2, Liberia 2, Malta 9, Marshall Islands 6, Panama 3, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 7) (2008)

Category: Communications - Internet hosts: 1.111 million (2008)

Category: Military - Military service age and obligation (years of age): 18-27 years of age for compulsory military service; 16 years of age with consent for voluntary service; 6-month conscript service obligation; full conversion to professional military service by 2010 (2006)

Category: Transnational Issues - Illicit drugs: transit point along the Balkan route for Southwest Asian heroin to Western Europe; has been used as a transit point for maritime shipments of South American cocaine bound for Western Europe (2008)

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  1. Government - Political parties and leaders: Croatian Democratic Congress of Slavonia and Baranja or HDSSB [Vladimir SISLJAGIC]; Croatian Democratic Union or HDZ [Ivo SANADER]; Croatian Party of the Right or HSP [Anto DJAPIC]; Croatian Peasant Party or HSS [Josip FRISCIC]; Croatian Pensioner Party or HSU [Vladimir JORDAN]; Croatian People's Party or HNS [Vesna PUSIC]; Croatian Social Liberal Party or HSLS [Djurdja ADLESIC]; Independent Democratic Serb Party or SDSS [Vojislav STANIMIROVIC]; Istrian Democratic Assembly or IDS [Ivan JAKOVCIC]; Social Democratic Party of Croatia or SDP [Zoran MILANOVIC]

  2. Economy - Oil - production (bbl/day): 17,580 bbl/day (2007 estimate)

  3. Economy - Debt - external: .3 billion (31 December 2008 estimate)

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Source: CIA - The World Factbook