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History and culture

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First millenium BC

The area of today's Croatia was colonized by the Illyrians, Celts and Greeks.

The 1st and 2nd century BC

The Croats and other Slavs come to the area of today's Croatia and establish their principalities.

The 7th century

Hrvati i drugi Slaveni dolaze na područje današnje Hrvatske i osnivaju svoje kneževine.

The 9th century

Croatia is ruled by princes Trpimir and Branimir, and during their reign Croatia gains independence.

From the 12th to 16th century

The creation of Austria-Hungary state union.


The rule of Venice over the purchased Dalmatia.

The 15th century

The time of Turkish conquest.

From the 16th to 19th century

The Habsburg monarchy rule the major part of Croatia.

The year 1918

The Croatian parliament breaks connections to Austria-Hungary, and Croatia becomes a part of the Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes. The Italian authority takes over Istria, Rijeka and Zadar.

World War II

During World War II, Croatia is divided. After the war, Croatia enters into the system of federal units of Yugoslavia.


Croatia becomes independent, and one year later the war starts with JNA army attack on one third of Croatian territory. Croatia restores control over the entire territory of Croatia in 1995.


After the reconstruction of devastated and destroyed areas, Croatia has economically recovered and awaits the forthcoming admission into the European Union.




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