It is mistaken to perceive the three Baltic States as being almost identical. History that made the birth of three independent republics possible was different, as well as policy choices by the post-independence politicians. The skills and worldviews of politicians determined policy choices which added to relative differences between the democratic cultures of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. It is already years since Rolandas Paksas was impeached from office. Maturity of the Lithuanian democracy was tested last September when President Gribauskaite demanded the resignation of the Seimas ...
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