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Name- Lithuanian Republic.
Local name- Lietuvos Respublika.
Timeline: A better world (TL)
OTL location: Lithuania and parts of Latvia (Courland and Semigallia).
Flag of Lithuania 80px
Flag . CoA .
Capital Vilnius.
Largest CityVilnius.
Other major settlements Kanus and Klaipėda.
Languages 78% Lithuanian, 10% Latvian, 8% Polish, 1.8% Russian, 1.5% Belarusian, 0.5% Ukrainian and 0.2% Yiddish.
Leader President Dalia Grybauskaitė.
Deputy Leader Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis.
Head of parliament Seimas Speaker Viktoras Pranckietis.
Type of regime  Parliamentary Republic.
Name of national legislature Seimas.
Area 65,300 km2 (25,200 sq mi)
Population 5,275,000.
Number of international airports 2.
Number of major ports 1.
State de facto formed 1915.
De facto Independence date 1915.
Independence de jure reconised on 1918.
Currency Lita.
ReligionsRoman Cathiolic.
Motto - "Tautos jega vienybeje!" Eng: "The strength of the nation lies in unity!".
Imports: Natural gas, oil products, polyurethane, polyester, ethene, artificial rubber, mining equipment, steel, car parts, polythene, electrical components, manganese, vanadium, hi-tech equipment, Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC), Plenum Polyvinyl Chloride (Plenum PVC), fertilizer, electrical data processing machines and natural rubber.
Exports: Tourist sites, fish products, sand, stone, gravel, peat, cars, crockery, banking transactions, cars, copper wire, shoes, cloth, clothing, TVs and furniture.
Demonym Lithuanian.
Anthem  Tautiška giesmė. English: National Hymn.
Ethnic groups 77% Lithuanian, 10% Latvian, 9% Polish, 1.75% Russian, 1.5% Belarusian, 0.5% Ukrainian, 0.2% Yiddish Jews and 0.05% Tartars.
Internet TLD: Lt.
Highest mountain: Aukštojas Hill at 293.84 metres (964.08 feet).
Calling code: +370.
Number of military personnel: 75,000.
% Literacy: 100%.
Drives on the:Right.
National sport:Football and basketball.
National debt: £4.5bn.
GDP per capita (PPP): $34,074.
% Interest rates:2.5%
% Inflation rates:2.5%
Life expectancy in years:78.
Nida sand dunes (14573723178)

The sand dunes of the Curonian Spit near Nida, which are the highest drifting sand dunes in Europe (UNESCO World Heritage Site).

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Soviet and Polish Armia Krajowa soldiers in Vilnius, July 1944.

History

Pre-1914

Life was less hard after the 1880 as the Tzar chose to help improve life in Vilnius as an attempt to both curb local poverty and emergent nationalism. The Russian Tzar had promised the Baltic States, especially Lithuania, increased autonomy during 1912 in an attempt to undermine separatist and Marxist elements in the region. Initial plans were drafted in 1913, but were never acted upon due to more urgent issues happening in Russia.  

The Anti-Serbia War (1914-1918)

Russia joined the war on Serbia's side. There would also be a separate, but related war between Germany and Russia over the ownership of Poland and the Baltic States. Germany would get limited controle of all of them by early 1917, but face stiff local nationalist resistance in places. Many Poles from both Poland and Russia fled to Lithuania to escape the Germans, Russians and later the Bolsheviks.

The inter-war years

Republic of Central Lithuania was annexed in 1922.

After a military coup d'état in 1926, Smetona assumed the power and continued to strengthen his position.

Russian Revolution (1917-1924)

Many Poles from both Poland and Russia fled to Lithuania to escape the Germans, Russians and later the Bolsheviks.

The Bolsheviks tryed to subvert it and breift took controle in 1918.

The Lithuanian–Byelorussian Soviet Socialist Republic (LBSSR, LitBel) came and went in 1919.

The Great Depression (1929-1940)

The economy declined sharply for 8 years until protectionist and public works measures were brought in until the economy was back in order.

In 1935–1936, Smetona's prestige was declining as a trial against 122 Nazi activists in the Klaipėda Region caused Nazi Germany to declare a boycott of Lithuanian imports of agricultural products. Lithuania would then gradually slip in to the Soviet sphere of influence.

The Anti-Hitlerian War (1939-1946)

The USSR annexed it in 1940 only to have Germany invade it in 1941. They fought a guriilar war agaist both, since Nazisum and Communisum were no compatible with democratic values.

The German lead holocaust was horrific and killed hudreds of thousands in the nation.

Cold War

The USSR annexed it in 1945, set up a puppet state in 1946 and a satellite state in 1947. There were many anti-Soviet riots in the early 1980's.

1990s

It was put under martial law like Baltica and overthrew it's communist leaders in the democratic election of 1990.

On 13 January 1991, the occupying Soviets began shooting and crushing under tanks unarmed pro-Western protesters. The Soviets gave in 3 days later fearing a popular uprising in Lithuania against them.

Life today

The nation is now a full member of the Western world and a allie of the Tsardom of Russia (a better world TL), but is in constant fear of being re-annexed to the fascist Russian Republic (A better world TL).

Economy

Tourism, fishing, banking transactions, cars, cobbling, cloth, clothing TVs and furniture make the larger part of the economy.

The economy slumped during the 1992-1999 transition to a market economy.

The 2012 EU Stock Slump (A better world TL) and the 2008 European 2008 European Toxic Debt Crisis (A better world TL) had a major effect until recover began in 2015.

Nukes

They had allegedly stolen 5 1kt suitcase bombs from the retreating Soviet forces in 1990 and then mad 5 more of their own in 2008.

Organisations

  1. NATO (A better world TL)
  2. EU (A better world TL)
  3. Inter-Scandinavian trade forum (1945-1997) (A better world TL)
  4. Pan-Scandinavian mutual defence pact (A better world TL)
  5. Nordic Council (A better world TL)
  6. Lithuania-Tsarist Russian Dialogue Committee (A better world TL)
  7. Warsaw Pact (1951-1995) (A better world TL)
  8. ComEcon (1950-1995) (A better world TL)