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Baltic states,

the countries of EstoniaEstonia
, Estonian Eesti, officially Republic of Estonia, republic (2005 est. pop. 1,333,000), 17,505 sq mi (45,339 sq km). It borders on the Baltic Sea in the west; the gulfs of Riga and Finland (both arms of the Baltic) in the southwest and north, respectively; Latvia
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, LatviaLatvia
, Latvian Latvija, officially Republic of Latvia, republic (2011 provisional pop. 2,067,887), 24,590 sq mi (63,688 sq km), north central Europe. It borders on Estonia in the north, Lithuania in the south, the Baltic Sea with the Gulf of Riga in the west, Russia in
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, and LithuaniaLithuania
, Lithuanian Lietuva, officially Republic of Lithuania, republic (2005 est. pop. 3,597,000), 25,174 sq mi (65,201 sq km), N central Europe. Lithuania borders on the Baltic Sea in the west, Latvia in the north, Belarus in the east and southeast, Poland in the
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, bordering on the eastern coast of the Baltic Sea. Formed in 1918, they remained independent republics until their involuntary incorporation in 1940 into the USSR. They regained their independence in Sept., 1991, and virtually all Russian troops were withdrawn by Aug., 1994. Finland is usually classed with the Scandinavian rather than with the Baltic states. See also Baltic provincesBaltic provinces,
historic regions of Courland, Livonia, Estonia, and Ingermanland bordering on the eastern coast of the Baltic Sea. They were conquered by Russia from Sweden in the 18th cent. and made into provinces.
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The Baltic states managed to leave the Soviet Union and join the European Union in little more than a decade.
com/nato-chief-announces-deployment-4-battalions-baltic-states-ahead-defense-ministers-2381820) announced that the alliance will deploy four multinational battalions to the Baltic states and Poland on a rotational basis against Russian aggression.
The three Baltic states, which joined both NATO and the European Union in 2004, have asked NATO for a permanent presence of battalion-sized deployments of allied troops in each of their territories.
The troops, who are expected to be deployed in the coming months, will form part of a US/ German-led training, evaluation and capacitybuilding mission in Poland and the Baltic states of Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia.
The Baltic states would ask, in a joint letter, for the brigade to consist of battalion-sized deployments of NATO troops in each of the countries, which would rotate on a NATO-approved schedule.
The colleagues in the Baltic States needed urgently a possibility of creating academic contacts to the Western world.
The potential of wind power along the coastal areas of the Baltic States are similar to some of the best sites in Germany and Denmark, but the resource remains largely under-utilized.
The issue of the US recognition of the Baltic states merited little attention even in the memoirs of Ants Piip, although his Tormine aasta [A stormy year] shows signs of systematic study, and the man himself was soon to become Estonia's first and also the last envoy in Washington between the two world wars (Piip 1934).
Fashion retailer in Lithuania and the Baltic States Apranga Group (Lithuania:APG1L) announced on Thursday that a franchise agreement has been signed with Burberry ltd (LSE:BRBY), a manufacturer of clothing, fragrance and fashion accessories.
Nine NATO divisions, including the US, British, German, and Polish, have been reportedly identified for combat operations in the event of armed aggression against Poland or the three Baltic states.
Belgium) analyzes the position of the Baltic States (Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania) in the European Union enlargement process from a geopolitical and legal perspective.
While to some the North Atlantic Treaty Organization and the EU may seem like platitudes or even relics, for the Baltic states they are, on the contrary, an unwavering testament of their independence, political sovereignty, and a validation of their relevance to Western European culture.

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