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The Croatian ancient surrounding walls

Croatia had been influenced by several cultures, came in contact each other during the centuries.
Part of the Roman Empire, it was conquered by Slavonian tribes in 7th Century; 3 centuries later, its coast area was conquered by Venice and those places still show the typical Italian construction art. During 16th and 17th Centuries, Croatia took the Turkish domination, but the islands and the coast places remained under the Venetian control.
For two centuries, after the French revolution, this country has been incorporated by the Hungarian, until 1868 when obtained the autonomy. During the First World War, Croatia split in two parts as a result of divergent political trends: the first one chose for an Yugoslavian kingdom governed by the Serbian dynasty; the other part “leagued” by Italy and Hungary in the extremist Ustasa movement, that  caused the assassination of king Alexander in 1934. By  the Second World War Croatia and Yugoslavia became atrocious antagonisms, so when the Serbian predominance grew out-of-hand under the power of Slobodan Milosevic, bloody political tensions exploded. 
In 1991 Croatia declared its independency. After a strong conflict between Serbia and Bosnia, resolved with the Dayton agreement in 1995, actually Croatia is an ONU and European Council member.

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