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Croatia and Italy by ShrapnelLeader Croatia and Italy by ShrapnelLeader
A NEW CHALLENGER APPEARS: Croatia

Italy and Croatia have been close neighbors for several thousand years. In fact, one of the Roman emperors, Diocletian (284-305), was born in, had lived, and died in what is now modern-day Croatia.

Today, though in the past few years there has been some tension on rights to fishing in the Adriatic Sea that separates them, the two nations are still close.
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KingGustav Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
I really, really like Croatia's personification. It fits perfectly.
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AURURAMOONLIGHT Featured By Owner May 13, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Could you please do Bosnia and Herzegovina?
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WaterdragonTonx94 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
your intrepetation of croatia is awsome
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ShrapnelLeader Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013
Thank you. I'm glad you liked it. ;)

I've always wanted to go, but the closest I've ever been to Croatia is Venice.
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WaterdragonTonx94 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
whell maybe one dayyou will and i think you will like istra the most sinse istra is the most similar to italy oh and do you have you art trades reqestor super mega cheap point comisons open
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LaraWolf101 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
THERE IS MY COUNTRY!!!!!! SLOVENIA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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ShrapnelLeader Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012
:D
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Mokrosuhibrijac Featured By Owner May 31, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yes,we are and as a croatian,i must say:

Zdravi pijetao pravi dobar sendvič od slanine. XD
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ShrapnelLeader Featured By Owner May 31, 2012
*Searches Google Translate*

LOL, wut? :D
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Mokrosuhibrijac Featured By Owner May 31, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
face it,croatian bronies are mentally pinkie pie XD
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ShrapnelLeader Featured By Owner May 31, 2012
It wouldn't surprise me. haha

Although I lived in Portugal and Germany, I've only met one person who lived in Croatia (that I can remember). He was American like me.
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Mokrosuhibrijac Featured By Owner May 31, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yeah,but you don't know what it is to meet a croat...luckily i'm not a stereotype XD
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ShrapnelLeader Featured By Owner May 31, 2012
Indeed. Maybe one day.
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Mokrosuhibrijac Featured By Owner May 31, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
if you ever do... talk to them about the cartoon called "The elm-chanted forest", if they were born in 80s or 90s(i was born in 93), they'll be your immediate bff XD
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DawnDash101 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013
Haha, zašto se zoveš mokro suhi brijač?
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ShrapnelLeader Featured By Owner May 31, 2012
Will do. Lol
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Magical525 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Congratulations!

Your art was chosen as one of March's featured artworks in #humon-fans
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ShrapnelLeader Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012
Oh wow! Thank you. :D
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Magical525 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
You are most welcome :)
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Aradaewen Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012
Croatia look like a celeb ... perhaps like novac djokovic? dunno .. just a feeling. Anyway, LOVE IT!
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ShrapnelLeader Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2012
Huh...he kinda does, doesn't he? :)

Thank you.
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LPHogan Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2012
Happy neighbours! :-)

Gotta like Croatia already
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guska12 Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012  Student General Artist
LOOOL Dude, croats came to the Balkan in the 7. century, that's like what, 1400 years from now[[to the past]].
So therefor they could have only been neighbors for like 1400 years. Learn history dude.
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ShrapnelLeader Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012
Okay, before you sprout your "knowledge" just listen first.

One, I'm a history major who has lived in Germany and Portugal. I'm aware of European history.

Second, Croatia has existed LONG before the Croats, just with a different name (Dalmatia). There is more history to it than just when it became a nation. The Croatia you are thinking of in the modern-day one whereas THIS Croatia is the land that it now occupies. The land just so happened to become "Croatia."

For example, American history does not start with the independence of the colonies from British rule. American history starts with pre-Colombian, early settlements, and the Native American people. Just because the America we know now is new does not mean that is the only history worth knowing. Same with Croatia. Even before it became a nation, it has been a part of Roman and Greek history for (yes) thousands of years.

So congratulations. You corrected me with insufficient study and an unnecessary attitude. Feel better?
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guska12 Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012  Student General Artist
A lot better bro, now I know I can make smart people waste
their time telling me something I already know.
LOOOL I knew that already, because you see, here in the
Balkans WE HAVE to know that. Was just trolling ya dude,
no hard feelings bro xD.
Gotta know how to annoy people if you're going against some
idiots; it's better to start with annoying smart and educated
people so then you can annoy those retards with no problem bro.
I advise you do that as well bro.
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ShrapnelLeader Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012
Alright...I'm good. Thanks for being cool about it.

It was a misunderstanding on both ends. As for me, I love European history. It's like a big story book. After living there (as an American) for eight years, I've taken pride in knowing these things, which is why I got defensive. So I'm sorry about that.

I feel you on the history being wasted on people. They just don't care anymore. I love America and being American, but when it comes to history and geography.....just.....*sigh*. Out of curiosity, I once went to my high school, brought a blank map of the world, and asked people to point to the three countries I've lived in: Portugal, Germany, and the Philippines.

After 30 tests, only 14 found Portugal, 13 found Germany, and 16 found the Philippines. It was bad.
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guska12 Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012  Student General Artist
No pb bro, I joke a lot so I don't go all :FFFFFF on everyone
for everything xD.

No need to be sorry bro, hey I live in Europe, hell I live in the country
next to those motherfuckers[[i call everyone motherfuckers, kinda of a bad
habit]], ya know.

I heard most of the American population is stupid but dude...this stupid?
Really? Are those people insane? I'm Serbian and I have to know all of the
states in Europe, Asia, Africa, America and Australia and they can't even
lean where Germany is..I mean really....U_U
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ShrapnelLeader Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012
I understand. Heck, my best friend was from Serbia. Plus, all of Europe likes to poke fun at each other. I lived 40 minutes from the French border. Germans and French joke with each other all the time. haha

As for Americans, they're not stupid...they just honestly don't CARE about geography. After all, America is so big, every state is like its own country.

And I will admit, stuff like Croatian history is a bit obscure (and I can forgive them for that), but still....no excuse for not being able to at least POINT to where these countries are. But oh well. It just makes me feel smarter. ;)
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guska12 Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012  Student General Artist
Awesome!
LOL I know the feeling, we make fun of Bosnians while
they do the same and that's like 2 neighbors making fun
of one another xDDD.

Ah, I see.

I know bro, you should study Serbian history[[if you haven't
already]] and let me tell you, we've been true some crazy shit,
and we still live and troll[[some of us anyway]] xDDD.
Yeah, I know the feeling, I study random facts about history or
culture and then correct people on the streets, I just love to
troll em. :icontrollfaceplz:
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ShrapnelLeader Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012
I believe it. I've studied a ton of history, especially European, but even I have to admit there's only so much I know about East European history. (Oh, look up the Battle of Liegnitz....coolest battle ever!) I'll take more of a look into it. I like learning new things. =)
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Naxylie Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012
Love the pic
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ShrapnelLeader Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012
Thank you. :)
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Naxylie Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012
^^
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