Latvia Overview Nations // North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)



OVERVIEW The Republic of Latvia is located on the eastern shore of the Baltic Sea. It is bordered north by Estonia, west by the Baltic Sea, south by Lithuania and Belarus and east by Russia. Latvia, a former territory of czarist Russia, was occupied by Russia and Germany before 1918. It became independent in November 1918. A two-year civil war, in the midst of World War I, took place between the new Latvian army and the Soviet Red Army. The war ended in 1920 with a peace treaty with...

 

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