• War - In the early 1990s, Croatia had a war for independence, fought againt Serbia, and fought in a Civil War in Bosnia-Hercegovina.
  • Ethnic Rivalries - The Croats were discriminated, and, during the wars, killed by the Serbs, but they also fought against other groups in the civil war is Bosnia-Hercegovina, such as Muslims and Bosnians.
  • Recovery - After Franjo Tudjman died, Croatia began a long period of economic and social recovery, with social recovery of the wounds created in the 1990s healing slower, as Croatia gives it former generals over to the Hague Tribunals, in order to appease the European Union's stringent requirements for admission.