Baltic States
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Baltic States

The countries of Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia are collectively known as the Baltic States. In 1914 they were part of the Russian Empire.

In power-political terms, the Baltic States were repeatedly exposed to the expansionist pressure put on them by their larger neighbors: Germany, Russia, Poland, and Scandinavia.

At the beginning of the First World War, the Latvian delegate to the Duma J. Goldmanis delivered a declaration of loyalty to the Russian government. Even though opposition movements existed, especially movements of the …

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Dahlmann, Dittmar, “Baltic States”, in: Brill’s Digital Library of World War I. Consulted online on 23 September 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-3786_dlws1_beww1_en_0050>
First published online: 2015



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