OVERVIEW The Republic of Croatia declared its independence from Yugoslavia on June 25, 1991, touching off a war with the Yugoslav Federal Republic, then-dominated by Serbia, that lasted until 1992. Located on the Balkan Peninsula, Croatia borders Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Hungary, Serbia, Slovenia and the Adriatic Sea. A member of NATO (2009), Croatia also became the 28th member of the European Union -- though it took more than a decade to finish the latter process in 2013....
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