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Map showing the location of Lithuania[1]

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Flag of Lithuania[2]

The Republic of Lithuania is one of the three Baltic states incorporated into the Soviet Union in 1941.


Due to the signing of the Nazi-Soviet Non-Agression pact on 24 August 1939, Lithuania, along with Latvia and Estonia, were bullied into agreements allowing the Red Army to be stationed at key points on their territory. This was followed in June 1940 when the three countries were effectively annexed, and their sovereignty was extinguished.[3]


  1. CIA World Factbook
  2. Operation World
  3. Roberts, Andrew. The Storm of War - A new history of the Second World War. Penguin Books. ISBN 978 0 141 02928 3. (2010). Page 29

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