Download PDF by Thomas Lane: Lithuania: Stepping Westward (Postcommunist States and

By Thomas Lane

ISBN-10: 0415267315

ISBN-13: 9780415267311

Lithuania restored her independence, after part a century of Soviet career, within the instant aftermath of the failed Moscow coup in August 1991. because the multi-national Soviet nation disintegrated, Lithuania advanced, with no battle or violence, from a communist kingdom and a command economic climate to a liberal democracy, a loose industry, and a society ensuring human and minority rights. Lithuania for that reason deals a remarkable instance of peaceable transition, the entire extra notable within the gentle of the bloody clash somewhere else within the former Soviet Union of Yugoslavia, the place the aspirations to independence of the constituent republics have been both violently resisted or dissolved into inter-ethnic violence. both extraordinary has been Lithuania's decision to 'return to Europe' after part a century of separation, even on the expense of submerging its lately restored sovereign rights within the supranational ecu Union. the price of club in western monetary and defense agencies are judged to be worthy paying to avoid Lithuania's being drawn once more into a putative Russian sphere of impression. at the threshold of a brand new millennium consequently, Lithuania has made a practical lodging to the calls for of turning into a latest eu kingdom, while vigorously resisting the dilution of her wealthy cultural and historic traditions. those dual subject matters of lodging and resistance are Lithuania's ancient legacy to the present generations of Lithuanians as they combine into ecu associations and proceed the modernization process.

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