Since the advent of Democracy to Croatia, Istria has being a source of electoral annoyance to President Dr Franjo Tudjman and his HDZ (Croatian Democratic Union) fearing that the main regionalist and liberal IDS may further undermine the territorial integrity of Croatia, especially since a third of Croatia was already under Serb occupation. Many Istrians, (including Istrian Croats) consider themselves Istrian first, then Croatian second which is kinda disturbing considering how some of Croatia's neighbours pry for her territory. Due to the popularity of the IDS, Istria County is also the only county in Croatia where two languages are on equal footing. Unfortunate as that situation is, the region is also known as the "Tuscany of Croatia". Istria is also renown for its' great people, great food and a magically picturesque scenery.
The largely southern portion of the region was assigned to Croatia, while the northern portion was awarded to Slovenia based on the ethnic composition of the peninsula. Istria is also currently a flashpoint of a border dispute between Croatia and Slovenia. Those bitches (Slovenes) are actually like Serbs (mountain chetniks) are envious of us Croats and are greedy for more Croatian land, while crying that Croatia is denying them access to the sea. Never mind that International law is on Croatia's side and the Slovenes even refused impartial international arbitration. The bastard Slovenes even took advantage of their temporary position in the EU presidency to settle their score with Croatia.