Croatia (Modern World Nations) by Zoran Pavlovic, Professor Charles F Gritzner

By Zoran Pavlovic, Professor Charles F Gritzner

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Today, nearly 500 years after it was written, the book is still widely read by Croatians. During the 16th century, there were also major contributions to science. Marin Getaldic conducted important research in the field of physics and optics. Inventor Faust Vrancic, among other things, contributed to the invention of the parachute. Croatia’s most famous scientist of all time was Dubrovnik resident Rudjer Boskovic, born in 1711. Boskovic spent his career as a professor lecturing at many different universities across the continent.

Critics believe that some elements of the former Communist “mentality” still prevail, and they want to see the courts work more effectively. Armed Forces Prior to 1991, Croatia was a part of Yugoslavia. It did not have its own military force. When Croatia gained its independence in that year, it also became embroiled in widespread armed conflict. In response to these hostilities, the president created the modern Croatian military structure. As many as 150,000 soldiers served in the armed forces during the conflict of the early 1990s.

The French gave the name Cravate, which means Croat, to honor the country from which it came. Throughout the centuries, the cravat evolved into various designs. Yet in any form, and now worldwide, the necktie has become the required attire of professional businesspeople. Contemporary Lifestyle In many respects, living in Croatia today is much like living in any other European country, sharing similar levels of education, income, and political reality. q 8/12/02 5:32 PM Page 54 54 Croatia Sports and Recreation Leisure time activities are an important part of Croatia’s everyday life.

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