Croatia in Perspective: Orientation Guide and Croatian Cultural Orientation: Zagreb, Dubrovnik. Split, Danube, Yugoslav, Slavic - Geography, History,
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This is a professionally-formatted, free flowing ebook reproduction of two unique guides produced by the Department of Defense that provide comprehensive information about all aspects of life in Croatia, with a special emphasis on geography, history, the economy, society, security and military matters, religion, traditions, urban and rural life, ethnic groups, crime, the environment, government, holidays, gender issues and much more.Geography * Introduction * Geographic Divisions * Pannonian and Peri-Pannonian Plain * Dinaric Alps * The Adriatic Coast and Islands * Climate * Bodies of Water * Adriatic Sea * Lakes * Major Rivers * Danube * Sava River * Drava River * Kupa River * Una River * Cities * Zagreb * Split * Rijeka * Osijek * Dubrovnik * Natural Hazards * Environmental Issues * Self-Study Questions * History * Introduction * The Slavic Migration * The Croats * A Unified Kingdom * The Ottoman Era * The Illyrian Movement * Croatia and Austria-Hungary * Croat-Serb Relations * The Kingdom of Serbs, Croats, and Slovenes * Opposition and Autonomy * The Ustase: Blood and Soil * Yugoslavia Reborn * Croatian Spring * The Rise of Nationalism * The Yugoslav Wars * Recent Developments * Self-Study Questions * Economy * Introduction * Agriculture * Industry * Natural Resources * Energy Resources * Trade * Tourism * Banking, Finance, and Investment * Transportation * Standard of Living * Implications for Future * Self-Study Questions * Society * Introduction * Social Structure * Ethnic Groups and Languages * Gender * Religion * Arts * Literature * Music * Sports and Recreation * Self-Study Questions * Security * Introduction * U.S.-Croatian Relations * Relations with Neighboring Countries * Hungary * Slovenia * Montenegro * Bosnia and Herzegovina * Serbia * Military * Terrorist Groups and Activities * Other Issues Affecting Stability * Corruption and Organized Crime * Returning Refugees * Serb-Croat Relations * Self-Study Questions * Facts and Figures * Further Reading * Appendix A: Answers to Self Study Questions * Geography * History * Economy * Society * SecurityProfile * Introduction * Area * Geographic Regions and Topographic Features * Pannonian and Peri-Pannonian Plains * Dinaric Alps * Adriatic Coast and Islands * Climate * Rivers and Lakes * Major Cities * Zagreb * Split * Rijeka * Osijek * Dubrovnik * History * Early History * The Croats * Union with Hungary * The Ottomans and Austrian Hapsburgs * The Illyrian Provinces and Austro-Hungarian Empire * The Kingdom of Serbs, Croats, and Slovenes * World War II * The Second Yugoslavia (1945-1991) * Independence and War * Political and Economic Reform * Economy * Economic Development and Reform * Agriculture, Industry, Services * Government * Media * Ethnic Groups * Languages * Self-Study Questions * Religion * Introduction * Catholicism in Croatia * Catholicism and Orthodox Christianity * Religion and Nationalism * Religion and the State * Religion and Gender * Religion in Daily Life * Religious Events and Holidays * Places of Worship * Self-Study Questions * Traditions * Introduction * Honor and Values * Greetings and Interaction * Hospitality and Gift-Giving * Eating Habits * Food and Drink * Manners of Dress * Non-Religious Holidays * Do's and Don'ts * Self-Study Questions * Urban Life * Introduction * Telecommunications * Health * Education * Restaurants * Transportation * Self-Study Questions * Rural Life * Introduction * Rural Livelihoods * Property Rights and Restitution * Local Administration * Health * Education * Transportation * Border Crossings * Landmines * Self-Study Questions * Family Life * Introduction * The Typical Household * Roles and Responsibilities within the Family * Marriage, Childbirth, and Divorce * Marriage * Childbirth * Divorce * Social Events * Weddings * Funerals * Naming Conventions

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