- a republic in N Europe, on the Baltic: an independent state 1918–40; annexed by the Soviet Union 1940; regained independence 1991. 25,174 sq. mi. (65,200 sq. km). Capital: Vilnius.
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Poland, Lithuania and Ukraine have revived a plan to form a joint battle group.Obama’s Nuclear Summit Aimed to Stop Terrorists. Now Putin’s the Issue.
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To Eastern Europe to reassure leaders of Poland, Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia that U.S. is committed to their defense.Up to a Point: The U.S. Government’s Minimum Wage Is $430 Million Per Hour
P. J. O’Rourke
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The Pahonia, emblem of the Belarusian nation drawn from the insignia of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania, is banned under Lukashenko.Forget Kim Jong Un—China’s New Favorite Dictator Is Belarus’s Aleksandr Lukashenko.
January 28, 2014
In Poland, Lithuania, and Romania, the CIA operated secret prisons, according to the investigation.Overlooked Stories of the Week: Torture Report, Venezuela & More
April 20, 2013
In 1648 a heavy persecution raged throughout Lithuania and Poland.Fox's Book of Martyrs
After his death, Lithuania had no more influence upon Russia.
The grand duke continued his father's policy toward Lithuania.
Four times did Michael, aided by the prince of Lithuania, gain the victory.Historic Tales, Vol. 8 (of 15)
In the 16th century it carried on a brisk trade with Lithuania and Prussia.
- a republic in NE Europe, on the Baltic Sea: a grand duchy in medieval times; united with Poland in 1569; occupied by Russia in 1795 and by Germany during World War I; independent Lithuania formed in 1918, but occupied by Soviet troops in 1919 and then by Poland; became a Soviet republic in 1940; unilaterally declared independence from the Soviet Union in 1990; recognized as independent in 1991; joined the EU in 2004. Official language: Lithuanian. Religion: Roman Catholic majority. Currency: litas. Capital: Vilnius. Pop: 3 515 858 (2013 est). Area: 65 200 sq km (25 174 sq miles)Also called: Lithuanian Republic Lithuanian name: Lietuva
Word Origin and History for lithuania
Baltic nation, from Lithuanian Lietuva, of unknown origin, perhaps from a PIE source related to Latin litus "shore" and thus meaning "shoreland." Related: Lithuanian.