Baltic States

Baltic states, the countries of Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania, bordering on the eastern coast of the Baltic Sea. Formed in 1918, they remained independent republics until their involuntary incorporation in 1940 into the USSR. They regained their independence in Sept., 1991, and virtually all Russian troops were withdrawn by Aug., 1994. Finland is usually classed with the Scandinavian rather than with the Baltic states. See also Baltic provinces.

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Baltic States: Selected full-text books and articles

The History of the Baltic States By Kevin O'Connor Greenwood Press, 2003
Devils in Amber: The Baltics By Phillip Bonosky International Publishers, 1992
Political Construction Sites: Nation-Building in Russia and the Post-Soviet States By Peål Kolst; Susan Høivik Westview Press, 2000
Librarian’s tip: "The Baltics" p. 31
Economic Policy in Eastern Europe: Were Currency Boards a Solution? By Iliana Zloch-Christy Praeger Publishers, 2000
Librarian’s tip: Chap. 5 "Currency Boards in the Baltics"
The Making of Foreign Policy in Russia and the New States of Eurasia By Adeed Dawisha; Karen Dawisha M.E. Sharpe, 1995
Librarian’s tip: Chap. 8 "Dimensions and Orientations in the Foreign and Security Policies of the Baltic States"
The Legacy of History in Russia and the New States of Eurasia By S. Frederick Starr M. E. Sharpe, vol.1, 1994
Librarian’s tip: Chap. 5 "National Identity and Foreign Policy in the Baltic States"
Soviet Policy toward the Baltic States, 1918-1940 By Albert N. Tarulis University of Notre Dame Press, 1959
Estonia: Return to Independence By Rein Taagepera Westview Press, 1993
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