Socialist Republic of Croatia
The Socialist Republic of Croatia (often abbreviated SR Croatia; Serbo-Croatian: Socijalistička Republika Hrvatska, SR Hrvatska) was a constituent republic of Yugoslavia. By its constitution, modern-day Croatia is its direct continuation. Along with five other Yugoslav republics, it was formed during World War II and became a socialist republic after the war. It had four full official names during its 48-year existence (see below). By territory and population, it was the second largest republic in Yugoslavia, after the Socialist Republic of Serbia.In 1990, the government dismantled the communist single-party system of government and adopted a multi-party democracy. The newly elected government of Franjo Tudjman moved the republic towards independence, formally seceding from Yugoslavia in 1991 and thereby contributing to its dissolution.