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Croatian Political Science Review, Vol.38 No.3 January 2002.

Original scientific paper

POLITICAL / TERRITORIAL DIVISION AND THE SIZE OF THE CIVILIAN CROATIA AT THE TIME OF ITS UNIFICATION WITH MILITARY CROATIA IN 1871-1886

Branko Dubravica ; Faculty of Political Science, University of Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia

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Abstracts
The author looks into the political-territorial division and the size of Croatia and Slavonia, prior and during the incorporation of the Military Border into the Civilian Croatia. Arguing that historiography has not come up with an objective view of this event, the author challenges the prevailing thesis that the size of the Military Border was significantly smaller than that of the Civilian Croatia and claims that, on the contrary, the Military Border made up 54.37% of the state territory, and the Civilian Croatia only 45.63%. The process of unification was a gradual one, extended over a fifteen-year period, due to the territorial expansion and the political restructuring after the integration of the Military Border region into the Civilian Croatia. Finally, he talks about the emergence of a uniform political/ legal structure which integrated the former districts into Croatian counties, the structure that lasted until 1918.

Keywords
civilian Croatia; Military Border; political-territorial structure; counties; state territory

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