LJUTA BETWEEN THE TWO WORLD WARS, 1918-1941
In the period between the two World Wars no major changes occured; only one mill stopped working. With the collapse of the Kingdom of Yugoslavia, Ljuta, along with the eastern part of Konavle, came under Italian Fascist Regime, while its western part was included in the newly created Independent State of Croatia.
During the war period, mills worked with reduced capacity. The newly established inter-state border additionally hampered the communication between these two parts. So the inhabitants of Popovići, Pridvorje and Kuna, who wanted to grind their grain in Ljuta, needed to undergo both the Croatian and the Italian border controls. After the capitulation of Italy, the eastern part of Konavle rejoined Croatia as an integral part.