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Wedged between the Alps and the Adriatic Sea, Croatia and Slovenia oscillate between the desire for more togetherness and the borders in people’s minds Many things unite Slovenia and Croatia, the two former socialist republics of Yugoslavia that together stretch along nearly 2,000 km of the Adriatic coast – although politicians often seem determined to emphasize the differences. Since the...
A borderland on the edge of cultures and empires, Croatia’s position today feels eerily like a century ago On Ban Jelačić, the central square in the Croatian capital of Zagreb, black letters carved into the white gray marble commemorate the honored dead: “Soldiers of the glorious 25th and 53rd Home Defenders Regiment, declaring themselves publicly in favor of the independent...
Slovenia
From snowy peaks to frothing waves, for the Slovenes, transition is a state of being by Faris Kočan & Kaja Primorac The Republic of Slovenia is one of the youngest countries in Europe, but like its neighbors in Central Europe, it has a long history – a territory the stage again and again for the great conquerors of history. The monuments...
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