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A Trip Through Croatia’s Bone Yard


Twenty years ago, Croatia and Serbia began fighting for control of Krajina, Lika and Slavonia, regions with mixed populations. Croatia eventually won, but the victory was pyrrhic at best. Despite efforts at repopulation, the war still weighs on these lands, now part of Croatia. Ghost villages are commonplace. Even the surviving cities are stricken by high unemployment.

Twenty years ago, Croatia and Serbia began fighting for control of Krajina, Lika and Slavonia, regions with mixed populations. Croatia eventually won, but the victory was pyrrhic at best. Despite efforts at repopulation, the war still weighs on these lands, now part of Croatia. Ghost villages are commonplace. Even the surviving cities are stricken by high unemployment.

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