The days between Feb. 16, which is the celebration of the re-establishment of Lithuanian independence in 1918, and March 11, which is the celebration of the re-establishment of Lithuanian independence in 1990, are days inspiring some reflection about the country’s status with democracy as well as for some comparison of the independent state’s periods from 1918-1940, and 1990-2013. Of course, there is more democracy now than there was in the pre-WWII era, and the Lithuanian state now is secure for the first time in its history of several ages – thanks to its membership i...
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