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  Encyclopedia: Baltic States
German for the territory of the Baltic states and historical East Prussia (German: Ostpreu en; Polish: Prusy Wschodnie; Russian: Восточная Пруссия —; Vostochnaya Prussiya) was a province of Kingdom of Prussia, situated on the territory of former Ducal Prussia.
It is bordered by Norway on the west, Finland on the northeast, the Skagerrak Strait and the Kattegat Strait on the southwest, and the Baltic Sea and the Gulf of Bothnia on...
Baltic states have historically also been in the Swedish (svenska) is a language spoken principally in Sweden, Finland (Finland-Swedish, Swedish: finlandssvenska), Åland and in the coastland of Estonia Swedish is classified as a member of the East section of the Scandinavian languages, a sub-group of the Germanic group of the Indo-European language family.
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 Baltic countries - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The term "state" is used as a synonym of "sovereign country", which is distinct from non-sovereign states (the kind to be found in federations and confederations).
The histories of today's Baltic countries took a first "common turn" in the 13th century when Christianity and feudalism were effectively introduced to the region by the invasion of the crusaders from the west (German Sword Brethren, Denmark) and the conversion of Lithuania's rulers from Paganism to Christianity.
In the 18th and 19th centuries, the Baltic provinces (Curonia, Livonia, Estonia and Ingria) and Lithuania in the 19th century, albeit with names and borders different from the present-day countries, were part of the Russian Empire.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Baltic_state   (1378 words)

 17. The Baltic States. 2001. The Encyclopedia of World History
The development of the three Baltic states after World War I was more or less along a common line.
By 1939 all three of the Baltic states had gone over to some form of dictatorship, not from deference to the German system, but rather to forge a stronger regime for ultimate resistance to Germany.
The discovery of the bodies of some of those arrested and executed was well publicized by the Germans and contributed to the level of mass support for them during the first months of their occupation, and to atrocities against the Jews, accused of backing Soviet rule.
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All three Baltic states are active in PFP, which constitutes the basic framework for practical military cooperation: for participating in military exercises, preparing for peacekeeping and humanitarian assistance activities, developing defense force structures, and acquiring interoperability and standardization.
The Baltic states are doing their best to understand and meet EU and NATO standards and to demonstrate their contribution to the West by participating in peacekeeping.
The United States should encourage efforts by the EU and WEU to accelerate their enlargement to the Baltic States and should encourage U.S. trade and investments as a means of security.
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 Central Europe Review - Regional Lumping: Why the "Baltic states"?
Upon examining the area that encompasses Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, it is not very difficult to understand why they are called the "Baltic states." The three countries lie on the eastern shore of the Baltic Sea, geographically connected and smack dab between Russia and fresh water.
The fact that the eastern shore of the Baltic Sea is also rich in amber has helped to lump the three countries together (and the name of this column has not done much to dispel such lumping).
There is a feeling that the linking of the three as the "Baltic states" is as artificial as the 50-year horror imposed on them actively by Moscow (and with quiet acquiescence by Washington, London, Paris, Brussels and other powers).
www.ce-review.org /99/23/amber23.html   (1561 words)

 The Baltic States
Lithuania's annexation to the German Reich in 1943 marked the beginning of what was to be the conversion of the Baltic States into German colonies of settlement and the enslavement or extermination of the indigenous populations.
Though the Baltic States were not attacked, the general economic collapse along with the destruction of neighbouring Russia almost destroyed the regional economy and the influx of more than two million ethnic Russian refugees.
A potentially disastrous increase in ethnic tensions between the Balts and the Russian refugees was halted by the 1985 admission of the Federated Russian Republics to the European Confederation and the emigration of Russian refugees, either to their homeland or to destinations in western Europe.
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 The Baltic States: United for Independence?
The Baltic States were occupied by Soviet troops during the confrontation with Nazi Germany.
The inevitable secession of the Baltic States is a grave threat to Gorbachev's proposed intention to revive the failing economy of the Soviet Union through his policy of perestroika.
The Baltic States are in the process of seceding and President George Bush stands in a place of perfect safety in verbally attacking Gorbachev's oppression of these freedom loving people.
www.forerunner.com /forerunner/X0802_Baltic_States.html   (580 words)

 The Baltic Review
The share of the Baltic states of export 9.9% and of import 4.8% shows that the Baltic direction is of generally modest significance for Estonia as compared to the Nordic countries.
In 2001, Russia's share of export was 11,0%, that of Germany 12.6%, of the UK 13.8%, of the Baltic states 15.8% and of the Nordic countries 10.9%.
The difference in the Baltic states' involvement in the international division of labour is clearly shown by an analysis of the subcontracts statistics, which is characterised by the movement of goods with the different customs procedures.
www.tbr.ee /issues/vol22/22_02.html   (2649 words)

 Top 10 Differences Between the Baltic States and the United States
In the Baltic states, supposedly still struggling to match living standards in the West 14 years after communism, people commonly pay bills and do bank transactions via the Internet.
People in the Baltic states are fond of claiming that they know a lot about the rest of the world, perhaps more than they actually know.
The Baltic states had a deep-seeded distrust of Russia in the past, they have a deep-seeded distrust of Russia now and they will have a deep-seeded distrust of Russia in the future.
www.balticsworldwide.com /difference.htm   (353 words)

 Golf Baltic States   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Formed by Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, the Baltic States are bordered to the east by Russia and to the west by the Baltic Sea, hence their name.
In fact, this is all the golf there is for the moment in the Baltic States, with a total of four courses distributed between them, although several further facilities are on the drawing board or in building stage.
Despite their northerly location, the Baltic States enjoy a rather mild climate for these latitudes due to the influence of the Baltic Sea, and golf can be played most of the year.
www.golfissimo.com /html/web/Baltic/baltic.htm   (420 words)

 The Web's Best Baltic Tourist Guide
In the Baltics, however, those who advocate turning back the clock are very few and far between.
In all three Baltic states, you also sometimes still get the same sense you’re in a time warp, where the 1930s have collided head on with the 1990s.
All three Baltic capitals still have aspirations of becoming the premier Baltic city, the place where foreign investors just have to be, the Baltic Hong Kong, the Paris of the North—in short, the Baltic city.
www.balticsww.com /tourist/index.html   (2211 words)

 IRP Publications - Insurance in the Baltic States
While they share many common goals, the three states are sufficiently disparate to ensure they must be approached as three markets, not one.
And although the Baltic countries are rapidly traversing their transition to the west, they retain many legacies of their 45-year membership in the Soviet Union.
Insurance in the Baltic States is an in-depth study, looking at the current insurance environment, including the major players and their strategies, the state of distribution, the financial, legislative and supervisory regimes in each country, and more.
www.insurance-research.com /docs/reportbaltic.html   (225 words)

 Partner Point - The Baltic States   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Since Poland and the Baltic States are now members of the EU, the cooperation is largely phased out and no new funding will be distributed.
In 2004, SEK 150 M is allocated to projects in the Baltic States.
In 2005 Sida estimates that SEK 30 M is likely to be distributed to concluding measures and in 2006 a limited sum will be allocated to the closing of the security cooperation.
www.sida.se /baltic   (85 words)

 noborder.org | The baltic states - enlarging fortress europe   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
02.Oct.02 - The Baltic States in the Context of the Dublin Convention and Related Asylum Norms - The Regional office of IOM for Baltic and Nordic States is today releasing a report entitled "The Baltic States in the Context of the Dublin Convention and Related Asylum Norms"
Consequently, IOM assists the Baltic States with a number of projects aimed at institutional strengthening and capacity building in the field of Justice and Home Affairs.
Specific attention is given to the fact that the eastern borders of the Baltic States will, upon EU membership, become the EU's external frontier.
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 EUROPE: Central & Eastern Europe / The Baltic States
What were these stories and how were they told?....The amount of data to be processed for all of Europe is far too large to be handled by an individual scholar, whereas the study of a small region might be too specific to reach conclusions valid for research in general.
Due to this fact, many Baltic gods are described in folklore, chronicles and books which allows us to reconstruct details of the religion of ancient Balts....
The Baltic Institute of Folklore (BIF) is founded by the academic folkloristic institutions of the Three Baltic states - Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania in 1995.
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 Three Brave Nations: Baltic States
The Baltics huddle together at the east end of the Baltic Sea, rendered almost invisible and anonymous on the map by the massive dominance of the Soviet Union, into which they were incorporated over 50 years ago.
The Baltic States, with their tradition of hard work, their efficiency and "Western" look, were then infiltrated by Russian immigrants who found life there to be attractive and now make up 20 percent of Lithuania's population; 40 percent of Estonia; and almost 50 percent of Latvia.
In an era of unprecedented events in the Soviet bloc, the emergence of the popular fronts in the Baltic States forms one of the most astonishing developments: three tiny nations prepared to take on the might of the Soviet system, with its double threat of military intervention and KGB terrorism.
www.forerunner.com /forerunner/X0848_Three_Brave_Nations-.html   (2056 words)

 jobs in the baltic states central   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Jobs In The Baltic States information exists in a large variety of formats and genres (facts, opinions, stories, interpretations and so on).
Sometimes when you're looking for information on jobs in the baltic states it's hard to sort the good advice from the bad advice.
You will be astounded at the number of jobs in the baltic states that have become available in just the past year.
jobs.thesupertoplist.com /jobs-in-the-baltic-states   (228 words)

 Baltic Agricultural Pollution Run-off Reduction Programe
According to it 12.1 million US dollars assistance for solution of Baltic Sea environmental problems will be allocated in Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland and Russia (St. Petersburg and Kaliningrad districts).
The Baltic Sea Environmental Action Programme adopted by Helsinki Commission in 1992 is a long term programme of policy and institutional reforms, institutional strengthening, human resource development and infrastructure investments to restore the ecological balance of the Baltic Sea.
In these states exist eight hot spots concerning agricultural runoff that are listed in the Joint Comprehensive Environmental Action Programme.
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 Baltic states
Cooperation between Russia's Baltic Fleet and navies of the Baltic states.
The Baltic states, Russia and the war on drugs.
No turning back: Gorbachev and the Baltic states are heading for a showdown.
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 noborder.org | IOM on migration management in the Baltic States   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Baltic States in the Context of the Dublin Convention and Related Asylum Norms
04.Jan.02 - The Regional office of IOM for Baltic and Nordic States is today releasing a report entitled "The Baltic States in the Context of the Dublin Convention and Related Asylum Norms"
Ongoing EU legislative developments are also taken into account in order to ensure that the Baltic States are ready to adopt and implement EU migration-related norms at the time of accession.
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 Baltic States : Baltics   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Baltic states is a term which usually refers to three countries bordering the Baltic Sea:
Prior to World War II Finland was often considered as the fourth Baltic state.
For example, the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact included Finland as one of the Baltic States.
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 SPP222   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The first New Baltic Barometer, conducted in autumn, 1993, was the largest systematic comparative social science study ever undertaken in the region.
There were 6,136 interviews in four languages with seven different representative samples: Estonians, Latvians, Lithuanians, Russian nationals living in each of the three Baltic states, and in Lithuania, Poles as well.
This SPP paper presents the answers to all questions subdivided by nationality and the means for Baltic and Russian nationalities.
www.cspp.strath.ac.uk /abs222.html   (196 words)

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