The Baltic states (also Baltics, Baltic nations or Baltic countries) usually are referred to the territories east of Baltic Sea which gained independence from the Russian Empire in the wake of World War I: primarily the contiguous trio of Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania; Finland also fell within the scope of the term from the 1920s to 1939. The term should not be confused with that of Baltic peoples. The latter term describes the indigenous populations of Latvia and Lithuania, while the indigenous populations of Estonia and Finland are Finnic peoples. Since the Middle Ages the region developed another national identity the Baltic Germans that was established after the Livonian Crusade.
The term in the indigenous languages of the Baltic states is:
- Latvian: Baltijas valstis,
- Lithuanian: Baltijos valstybės,
- Estonian: Balti riigid, Baltimaad,
- Finnish: Baltian maat.
... hoped to establish the "independent state", relying on German armed force ... and Cossacks, and others were viewed by Hitler with suspicion some, (especially those from the Baltic States), were co-opted into the Axis armies and others brutally suppressed ... powers of the region, in other areas such as the Baltic states annexed by the USSR in 1940, Reichscommissariats were established ...
... The Baltic News Service (BNS) is the largest news agency operating in the Baltic states ... it sought to inform foreign correspondents in Moscow of developments in the Baltic states' struggles for independence from the Soviet Union ... industrial, and government institutions in the Baltic states ...
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... and consequences, remains a bone of contention between the Baltic states and Russia ... According to the European Court of Human Rights, the Government of Latvia, the United States, and the European Union, the occupation of Latvia by the USSR in 1940, and ... The 48 years of Soviet occupation and annexation of the Baltic States was never recognized as legal by the Western democracies ...
... The following table includes herbaria located in the Baltic states Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania ... Herbaria in the Baltic states Name No ...
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