A century ago, amid the turmoil of the Russian Revolution, three independent Baltic states were born. For half of the subsequent 100 years, starting during World War II, the Baltic nations were occupied by the Soviet Union. After that experience, we are fortunate now to celebrate our centennials having been free countries again for 27 years and to reflect on what we have learned from our history—and what we can teach others.
The U.S., together with trans-Atlantic allies, never recognized the occupation of the Baltic states by the Soviet Union. Moscow faced pressure ...
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