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HRVATSKI DOMOBRAN (Croatian Home Defenders) was a Croat political organization that advocated independence for Croatia
Croatia
from Yugoslavia
Yugoslavia
, and became associated with the Ustaše
Ustaše
. It was founded in 1928 and took part in demonstrations in Zagreb in which it engaged in violent battles with police. After being shut down and forced to flee with the establishment of royal dictatorship in Yugoslavia, it was refounded as an émigré organization in 1933 in Buenos Aires
Buenos Aires
, Argentina
Argentina
. A section was established in the United States
United States
to raise support for the Ustaše.

REFERENCES

* ^ Peter Kivisto. The Ethnic enigma: the salience of ethnicity for European-origin groups. Cranbury, New Jersey, US; London, England, UK; Mississauga, Ontario, Canada: Associated University Presses, 1989. pp. 107. * ^ Sabrina P. Ramet. The three Yugoslavias: state-building and legitimation, 1918-2005. Bloomington, Indiana, US: Indiana University Press, 2006. pp. 82. * ^ Ivan Čizmić, Ivan Miletić, George J. Prpic. From the Adriatic to Lake Erie: a history of Croatians in Greater Cleveland. American Croatian Lodge, Inc. "Cardinal Stepinac", 2000. pp. 427. * ^ Peter Kivisto. The Ethnic enigma: the salience of ethnicity for European-origin groups. Cranbury, New Jersey, US; London, England, UK; Mississauga, Ontario, Canada: Associated University Presses, 1989.

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