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Osijek after World War I

After dissolution of Austro-Hungarian Empire Osijek found itself at a disadvantage due to the new narrowed borders within the Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes and later Kingdom of Yugoslavia. Due to the unfavorable tax and customs policy, economic strength of Osijek weakens, as well as leading role in river transport on the Drava. Development of the city has since lagged, but still managed to retain position of the second largest industrial center of the Croatia.

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