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By Thomas Lane

Lithuania restored her independence, after part a century of Soviet profession, within the instant aftermath of the failed Moscow coup in August 1991. because the multi-national Soviet country disintegrated, Lithuania advanced, with out conflict or violence, from a communist country and a command economic climate to a liberal democracy, a loose industry, and a society making certain human and minority rights. Lithuania as a result deals a extraordinary instance of peaceable transition, all of the extra striking within the mild 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 impressive has been Lithuania's choice to 'return to Europe' after part a century of separation, even on the rate of submerging its lately restored sovereign rights within the supranational ecu Union. the price of club in western monetary and protection companies are judged to be worthy paying to avoid Lithuania's being drawn once more into a putative Russian sphere of impact. at the threshold of a brand new millennium for that reason, Lithuania has made a realistic lodging to the calls for of turning into a contemporary eu country, when vigorously resisting the dilution of her wealthy cultural and old traditions. those dual subject matters of lodging and resistance are Lithuania's historic legacy to the present generations of Lithuanians as they combine into eu associations and proceed the modernization process.

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By Thomas Lane

Lithuania restored her independence, after part a century of Soviet profession, within the instant aftermath of the failed Moscow coup in August 1991. because the multi-national Soviet country disintegrated, Lithuania advanced, with out conflict or violence, from a communist country and a command economic climate to a liberal democracy, a loose industry, and a society making certain human and minority rights. Lithuania as a result deals a extraordinary instance of peaceable transition, all of the extra striking within the mild 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 impressive has been Lithuania's choice to 'return to Europe' after part a century of separation, even on the rate of submerging its lately restored sovereign rights within the supranational ecu Union. the price of club in western monetary and protection companies are judged to be worthy paying to avoid Lithuania's being drawn once more into a putative Russian sphere of impact. at the threshold of a brand new millennium for that reason, Lithuania has made a realistic lodging to the calls for of turning into a contemporary eu country, when vigorously resisting the dilution of her wealthy cultural and old traditions. those dual subject matters of lodging and resistance are Lithuania's historic legacy to the present generations of Lithuanians as they combine into eu associations and proceed the modernization process.

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