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The Soviet method of conquest of the Baltic States

Alexander Shtromas

The Soviet method of conquest of the Baltic States

Lessons for the West

by Alexander Shtromas

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Published by Washington Institute for Values in Public Policy .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Baltic States,
  • History,
  • Military policy,
  • Politics and government,
  • Relations,
  • Soviet Union,
  • Politics/International Relations

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages44
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL11260937M
    ISBN 100887020224
    ISBN 109780887020223
    OCLC/WorldCa17214307

    The present article deals with international law problems that have arisen in the process of legal clarification of the state crimes committed during the Soviet occupation in the three Baltic states. This trend arguably began in the late s with the Singing Revolution in what are now again the independent Baltic States. As Anatol Lieven notes, “Soviet loyalists have always argued that the CIA was behind the national movements, via agents from the Baltic emigrations.” 15 The revolutions most often highlighted by the Russians include the Rose Revolution of in Georgia, the Orange.

    The Soviet control of the Baltic states was interrupted by Nazi German invasion of this region in Initially, many Estonians, Latvians, and Lithuanians considered the Germans as liberators. Initially, many Estonians, Latvians, and Lithuanians considered the Germans as ies: Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania. The deportation from the three occupied Baltic countries of more t people was the first mass action of its kind following Stalin’s Anschluss of those countries as a result of the secret protocols of the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact that made the Soviet Union and Nazi Germany allies.

    "Furthermore, the meticulous Soviet arrangements for 'state building' and establishing security in the immediate wake of military conquest or reconquest-for example, in Poland, the Baltic States and post-war Germany-compare quite favorably, in terms o/5(52). The Baltic States are unique in being the only member-states of the EU to have fought to regain their sovereignty from the Soviet Union, only then to cede it to Brussels in certain key areas. Similarly, no member-states have had to struggle as hard as Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania to preserve their identity after fifty years of Soviet.


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