OVERVIEW Lithuania is a European state in the Baltic region, bordered to the southwest by Poland and the Russian exclave of Kaliningrad, north by Latvia, south and east by Belarus and west by the Baltic Sea. After becoming independent in the period between World War I and World War II, Lithuania was occupied first by the Soviets under the terms of the Molotov-Ribbontrop Pact, then occupied briefly by the Nazis, before being formally absorbed into the USSR for five decades. On March...
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