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THE PATH TO ERDUT. CROATIA’S POSITION IN THE INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY 1994/1995 AND THE REINTEGRATION OF CROATIAN DANUBE REGION (PODUNAVLJE)
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Pages 371 - 404
After international recognition of Croatia’s statehood, the issue of establishing sovereignty and territorial integrity of the Republic of Croatia became the central line of Croatian internal and foreign affairs in the period between 1992 and 1995. As a result of the development of events in the region, the process of reintegration of occupied areas – which were placed under the supervision of the UN – became an extremely complex task that depended largely on the position of the international community. This paper is concerned with the most important aspects of the broader historical contextualization of the problem of reintegration; predominantly with the relations of Croatian politics in the region and the positions of the international community, in which the relations between Croatian and the United States 1994-1995 played a crucial role. After the liberation operations “Storm” (Oluja) and “Flash” (Bljesak) carried out by joint military and police forces in the course of 1995, the key event that established the political framework for peaceful reintegration of the remainder of Croatia (Croatian Danube region or Podunavlje) was the so-called Erdut Agreement signed on November 12th, 1995. Even though this is one of the simplest and most quickly reached political agreements, the path to Erdut and the opening of the perspective of peaceful reintegration was neither quick nor simple.
Croatian Danube region (Podunavlje); territorial integrity; international politics; Erdut Agreement 1995.