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|Republic of Lithuania|
Lietuvos RespublikaTimeline: Great Nuclear War
OTL equivalent: Lithuania, parts of Kaliningrad Oblast, Podlaskie Voivodeship
Dievs, svētī Latviju! (God Bless Latvia!)
Tautiška giesmė (National Hymn)
Location of Lithuania (dark green)
– in Europe (green & dark grey)– in the Baltic Union (green)
|Official Languages||Lithuanian ♦ Polish ♦ Russian|
|Membership||Baltic Union, ILoN (as part of the Baltic Union)|
|-||Total|| 100,585 km2
38,836 sq mi
Vilnius was an NATO target in the Great Nuclear War. However, for reasons unknown, the missile bound missed, and instead hit the city of Trakai, meaning radiation to the capital was minimal. The leaders of the Lithuanian SSR immediately declared martial law in an attempt to quell any dissenters. However, despite this, there were nationwide protests, and within weeks a democratic government was declared in the North. The next decade saw bitter fighting between (and atrocities committed by) both sides, but by 1970 the tide had begun to swing against the Communist Government, and in 1973 the entire country was under democratic control. Immediately, the new government set about improving and repairing both infrastructure and the nations itself, after a decade of nuclear and then bitter civil war.
The turn of the decade saw relations established with Latvian and Estonian leaders, with meetings taking place every few years. Indeed, whilst all three nations had expanded into each others territory where they could, it was agreed to withdraw to their former, pre-soviet borders. Relations in 1977 were made with Belarus, which later came into contact with Estonia and Latvia. Relations between Belarus and Lithuania were, and to this day remain, strong and positive, and trade deals began to emerge. Indeed, Belarus' economy was starting to improve, and usage of Lithuania's ports boosted it. In 1984 relations were made with Kalingrad, and Lithuania moved troops in to annex the region.
In 1991, the leaders of each nation once again met, with the primary aim of creating a permanent trade and economical union. After weeks of discussions, the creation of a Baltic Union was declared, and implemented in 1992. With further trade deals, in 1994 Belarus joined the Union. From the turn of the century the Republic has consolidated its control in Kalingrad and began expansion into Poland, alongside Belarus. In 2005, the United Nations was formally succeeded by the International League of Nations, and in 2008 the Baltic Union acceded with joint membership.
The Republic of Lithuania is split into 14 countries, showed in the below list:
Lithuania is part of the Baltic Union, an economic bloc consisting of Belarus. Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. It has positive relations and strong trading links with all these members, primarily Belarus. It also has positive relations with Finland and Novgorod, but there are strains with Poland.