Croatian independence has not always been an easy subject for many of Croatia's citizens with the fairly recent Croatian war of Independence fought between 1991 and 1995.
The Croatian civil war of Independence was fought between individuals loyal to the government of Croatia as well as the Serbian controlled Yugoslav People's Army as well as the Serbian army. When Croatia declared an independence a greater amount of Serbian aggression was witnessed and war in Croatia broke out.
The goal was to have Croatia eventually leave Yugoslavia to become a country that would be its own sovereign nation. Many of the Serbian individuals who were living in Croatia still supported Serbia with the idea of keeping Croatia a piece of Yugoslavia. A number of areas where fighting broke out across Bosnia, Croatia and Herzegovina would establish fighting for each one of the territories.
It wasn't until the year 1992 that there was international recognition for Croatia as a sovereign state. The war would continue to rage until 1994 and 1995 in which operation Storm in operation/were enacted. Even though the war came out on the side of Croatian independence the economy for the country experienced a 25% ruination. Over 20,000 people were killed in the war and $37 billion was damaged in infrastructure and output.
Croatia today has full independence with entrance into the United Nations, an agreement with the European Union as well as full recognition as a nation with the economic leaders community. Croatia today now recognizes October 8 as their Independence Day with June 25 as the statehood day or the date of the first election. 15 January is recognized as the date that Croatia officially got one international recognition as an independent nation.
Although the road to independence was not easy for Croatia it has shaped the amazing nation that Croatia has become today and everyone is very proud of it which people can see when traveling to Croatia and experiencing Croatia tours.