Culture Smart! Croatia is designed to give you an insight into Croatian values and the Croatian ways of life and work. A short introduction to Croatian history and language will help you to understand how and why the Croats fought for independence from Yugoslavia, and why this part of the Balkan Peninsula is still one of the most complicated regions in Europe. It will tell you who the Croats are, how they live and behave and how you should behave when visiting their country. It will guide you through their customs, quirks, and etiquette, and offer tips on doing business, communicating, and feeling comfortable with the local people.