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THE BALTIC STATES

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This area includes Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, three democratic nations, new EU and NATO members, formerly occupied and annexed by the USSR.

 

All the three nations have significant Russian-speaking diasporas, the fact causing constant tensions with the government of Russian Federation.

 

Latvia and Estonia still have unresolved territorial disputes with Russia going back to the end of World War II. Lithuania had territorial dispute with Poland nowadays completely resolved

  

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ETHNIC MINORITIES OF LATVIA:

HISTORICAL OVERVIEW

 

 

 

CLICK ON THE NAME OF THE COUNTRY TO SEE POLITICAL STRUCTURE OF THE NATION:

 

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ESTONIA

 

LATVIA

 

LITHUANIA

 

 

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All the basic information about Baltic-related territorial and inter-ethnic issues, can be found below in "Brief History" section:

 

  

 

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BRIEF HISTORY OF THE AREA

 

with historical maps

and  illustrations

 

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Drapeau animé d'Estonie par Pascal GrossEstonia: Government, Parties & Media

http://www.politicalresources.net/estonia.htm

 

Drapeau animé de Lettonie par Pascal GrossLatvia: Government, Parties & Media

http://www.politicalresources.net/latvia.htm   

 

Drapeau animé de Lituanie par Pascal GrossLithuania: Government, Parties & Media

http://www.politicalresources.net/lithuania.htm

 

 

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 SEE ALSO:    POLAND

                                    FINLAND

                                    INGRIA

 

http://animation-central.com/fires/flame9.gifCRIMES OF COMMUNISM IN THE BALTIC STATES

 

 

 

 

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LATVIAN FLOTILLA FIGHTING FOR THE ALLIES UNDER LATVIAN FLAG IN 1940-1945

 

 

http://www.rk.ee/metsavennad/graphics/teeneterist.jpg THE FOREST BROTHERS

Scarcely known anti-imperialist fighters of the Baltic States (1944-1950)
                       

                        LatvianLegionCover1 THE BALTIC LEGIONNAIRES: WHY DID THEY PUT ON THAT UNIFORM?

 

 To start

 

 

RECOMMENDED BOOKS:

 

Bremmer, Jan & Taras, Ray:  

New States, New Politics: Building the Post-Soviet Nations,

CambridgeUniversity Press, 1997

 

The Black Book of Communism,   Harward University Press,  2000

 

Clemens, Walter C.:

The Baltic Transformed (New International Relations of Europe)

Rowman & Littlefield, 2000

 

Eksteins, Modris:  

Walking Since Daybreak,

Key Porter Books, 1999

 

 

 

 

 

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