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Baltic States

Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania, on the eastern coast of the Baltic Sea. Formerly Russian provinces, they became independent countries after World War I and were incorporated into the USSR as constituent republics in 1940. They became independent again in 1991.

Baltic States

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(Placename) the republics of Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania, which became constituent republics of the former Soviet Union in 1940, regaining their independence in 1991. Sometimes shortened to: the Baltics

Bal′tic States′


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Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, and Finland.
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Only three Baltic republics - Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia - are in front of us.
In July 2016, Trump indicated that the question of America's defense of the Baltic republics depended on whether they had fulfilled their alliance obligations.
1m, the fifth lowest amount in assets per employee in the euro area, only beating their colleagues in the three Baltic republics, Slovakia and Slovenia.
Once again, an unstable Russian regime, smarting not from Japanese victory but its own internal collapse, looms to the east, backing ethnic irredentists in the Ukraine and the Baltic republics.
Unlike in 1991, when all three Baltic Republics gained independence pretty much instantaneously after the collapse of the anti-Gorbachev coup in Moscow, in 1918 they each took their own pace.
In addition, the latest members in the NATO from East Europe and the Baltic Republics are practicing pressure on Washington to counter what they call the "Russian danger," citing the conflict in Ukraine as s striking example, and Moscow annexing Ukrainian territory of Crimea.
com/place/Baltic-states) Baltic republics of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania.
And - this has been said to me by Russian academics - to reclaim the Baltic republics.
Since the end of World War II, the Soviet Union had wanted the world to recognize the Baltic Republics, which it had obtained from Hitler, as its own; the Helsinki Accords made this a reality.
But the red lines that had been drawn up between Gorbachov and Reagan at the Icelandic summit were trampled for good when the Baltic republics joined the EU in 2004 and NATO in 2005.
The reliance on the import of feed, mostly from Argentina, Poland, Germany and the Baltic republics remains the main issue of the domestic poultry industry, mentioned Mashokir Nazarov.
1) It was in those decades that the population of the pacified Baltic republics began to adapt to the conditions of the new regime, and it is perhaps for this very reason that Baltic scholars so far have focused almost exclusively on topics like anti-Soviet resistance and the reestablishment of independence.