The cravat is a neckband, the forerunner of the modern tailored necktie and bow tie , originating from 17th-century Croatia . [ 2 ]
Cravat, die Krawatte
Did you know that Croatia is the mother country of the necktie?
Croatia first appeared as a duchy in the late 8th century and then as a kingdom in the 10th century. From the 12th century it remained a distinct state with its ruler ( ban ) and parliament , but it obeyed the kings and emperors of various neighboring powers, primarily Hungary and Austria . The period from the 15th to the 17th centuries was marked by bitter struggles with the Ottoman Empire .
The Croatian War of Independence was fought from 1991 to 1995 between Croat forces loyal to the government of Croatia —which had declared independence from the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (SFRY)—and the Serb -controlled Yugoslav People's Army (JNA) and local Serb forces, with the JNA ending its combat operations in Croatia by 1992.
The Pakrac clash (known in Croatian as the "Battle of Pakrac", Bitka za Pakrac ) was a bloodless skirmish that took place in the eastern Croatian town of Pakrac in March 1991. It was one of the first serious outbreaks of violence in what became the Croatian War of Independence . [ 1 ] [ 2 ]
The Plitvice Lakes incident of late March/early April 1991 (known in Croatian as "Plitvice Bloody Easter", Krvavi Uskrs na Plitvicama/Plitvički Krvavi Uskrs ) was an incident at the beginning of the Croatian War of Independence .
The Battle of Vukovar ( Croatian : Bitka za Vukovar , Serbian : Битка за Вуковар, Bitka za Vukovar ) was an 87-day siege of Vukovar in eastern Croatia by the Yugoslav People's Army (JNA), supported by various paramilitary forces from Serbia , between August and November 1991. Before the Croatian War of Independence the Baroque town was a prosperous, mixed community of Croats , Serbs and other ethnic groups. As Yugoslavia began to break up , Serbia's President Slobodan Milošević and Croatia's President Franjo Tuđman started to pursue nationalist politics.
Operation Flash ( Croatian : Operacija Bljesak , Serbian : Operacija Blesak , Serbian Cyrillic : Операција Блесак ) was a brief Croatian Army (HV) offensive conducted against forces of the self-declared Republic of Serbian Krajina (RSK) from 1–3 May 1995.
Operation Storm ( Bosnian , Croatian and Serbian : Operacija Oluja , Serbian Cyrillic : Oпeрaциja Oлуja ) was the last major battle of the Croatian War of Independence . It was a decisive victory of the Croatian Army (HV) which attacked across a 630-kilometre (390 mi) frontage against the Republic of Serbian Krajina (RSK).