Territory in southern Europe, ruled since 1991 by the Republika Hrvatska

Croatia (Croatian: Hrvatska), officially the Republic of Croatia (Croatian: Republika Hrvatska), is a country at the crossroads of Central and Southeast Europe, on the Adriatic Sea. Its capital Zagreb forms one of the country's primary subdivisions, along with twenty counties. Croatia has an area of 56,594 square kilometers and a population of 4.28 million, most of whom are Roman Catholics.

Measures of Freedom

Croatia | Freedom House, Freedom in the World 2016
2016: Status: Free, Aggregate Score: 87, Political Rights: 1, Civil Liberties: 2
"Croatia held a presidential runoff and parliamentary elections in January and November 2015, respectively. Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović won the runoff by an extremely slim margin to become the first female president of post-independence Croatia. Following the parliamentary vote, the conservative Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ), which won the most seats, agreed to form a ruling coalition with the centrist Bridge of Independent Lists (Most)."
Human Freedom Index [PDF], The Human Freedom Index 2016
2014: 7.75, Rank: 44, Personal Freedom: 8.49, Economic Freedom: 7.00, Democracy Index: 6.61
Level of Economic Freedom, Economic Freedom of the World
2014: 7.00, Rank: 81

The introductory paragraph uses material from the Wikipedia article "Croatia" as of 22 Sep 2018, which is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike License 3.0.