Cultures of the World: Croatia

Cultures of the World: Croatia

by Robert Cooper, Michael Spilling

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Children's Literature - Carlee Hallman
This is an overview of the geography, history, government, economy, environment, ethnic groups, lifestyle, religion, language, arts, leisure, festivals, and food of Croatia, a crescent-shaped country that is slightly smaller than West Virginia. Forests and woodlands cover 45% of the land. Short essays add information. Josip Broz Tito (born near Zagreb, the Croatian capital) with autocratic leadership united Serbs, Croatians, ethnic Albanians, Slovenes, and Macedonians into Yugoslavia for 35 years. The War of Independence of 1991-95, between Croats and Serbs, damaged cities, infrastructure, and the economy. Since independence, Croatians make up 89 percent of the population of Croatia. Unfortunately, landmines from the war continue to be found. Franjo Tudjman became the founder and first president of the Republic of Croatia. His popularity declined with his near-dictatorial rule. He died in 1999. Shipbuilding, oil refining, and tourism are major industries. Most Croatians are Roman Catholic. Colored photographs illustrate the text. A map and a list giving coordinates of places mentioned are here. A map of economic entities and facts, a map with notes on cultural sites and further notes, a Croatian timeline beside a timeline of world events, a glossary, a list of resources for further information, a bibliography, two recipes, and an index are included. This is one of the "Cultures of the World" series. Teens will be able to find material for reports on various aspects of Croatia. Reviewer: Carlee Hallman

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Cavendish Square Publishing
Publication date:
Cultures of the World 21 Series
Product dimensions:
8.24(w) x 8.37(h) x 0.57(d)
Age Range:
10 - 13 Years


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