Diaspora Croats Do Not Need An Arrogant And Paternalistic Homeland

Croatia, the War, and the Future

The law in Croatia that provides for a “Croats Outside Croatia Day” does not recognise the value Croats living outside Croatia hold for Croatia, but it clearly and loudly points out the arrogance vis-à-vis Croats living outside Croatia that exists in Croatia. The law does not acknowledge nor recognise the fact that Croatians living outside Croatia feel the same for Croatia as those who live in Croatia – it has always been so and so it is now, and the very history of diaspora engagement in the creation of an independent Croatian state is a strong proof of that. Article 9 of the Relations of Republic of Croatia with Croats living outside Croatia Act states that “The Republic of Croatia connects all Croats, both in the Republic of Croatia and those outside the Republic of Croatia…”, and thus, the act of connecting is not an act or task, pursuant to…

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