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Saturday, March 23, 2013

Give me some Kyrgyzstan, baby, with a little Croatia on top

We got us some Kyrgyzstan, y'all. Kyrgyzstan, officially known as the Kyrgyz Republic, is located in central Asia. A former Soviet Socialist Republic, Kyrgyzstan  is bordered by Kazakhstan to the north, Uzbekistan to the west, Tajikistan to the southwest and China to the east.  The country is land-locked and mountainous. Bishkek is the nation’s capital anlargest city. The population of 5.2 million is about two-thirds rural.

Seems like a strange place to visit Eff You, but wait! We got some Croatia, too! I don't know a lot about Croatia, but I do recall my father telling me that he had a Croatian in his platoon way back when and that the worst insult to a Croatian was to call him a  "squared-headed Serb." Given the shit that happened in the Clinton years between Croatia and Serbia, I guess that's probably true. Anyway, here's what Wikipedia says about Croatia:
Croatia, officially the Republic of Croatia, is a unitary democratic parliamentary republic in Europe at the crossroads of Central Europe, the Balkans, and the Mediterranean. Its capital and largest city is Zagreb. The country is divided into 20 counties and the city of Zagreb. Croatia covers 56,594 square kilometres (21,851 square miles) and has diverse, mostly continental and Mediterranean climates. Croatia's Adriatic Sea coast contains more than a thousand islands. The country's population is 4.28 million, most of whom are Croats, with the most common religious denomination being Roman Catholicism.
Anyway, there you have it. Talk amongst yourselves.

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