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1990: Lithuania Becomes First Soviet Republic to Declare Independence

1990: Lithuania Becomes First Soviet Republic to Declare Independence
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Lithuania was the largest of the three Baltic States within the USSR according to land area and population.

 On this day in 1990, Lithuania became the first Soviet republic to declare independence from the USSR. This was followed by a wave of other republics breaking off from the Union – Estonia, Latvia, and Armenia in 1990, followed by the other republics in 1991.

Lithuania was the largest of the three Baltic States within the USSR according to land area and population. Four of the six largest cities of the Baltic States are located there. While Lithuania is today considered a small country, during the Middle Ages it was at one time the largest kingdom in Europe.

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