Republic of Lithuania

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Republic of Lithuania
Lietuvos Respublika
Lithuania (dark green) in the European Union (light green)
Lithuania (dark green) in the European Union (light green)
Capital
and largest city
Vilnius
Official languagesLithuanian
Area
• Total
65,300 km²
Population
• 2022 estimate
2,830,097


Lithuania, officially the Republic of Lithuania, is a country in the Baltic region of Europe. The CIA has secret prisons in Lithuania since 2001, although the U.S. government did not admit it until 2006.[1]

History

Soviet era

Lithuania was a republic of the Soviet Union from the Second World War until the counterrevolution of 1991. During the Soviet era, a higher percentage of Lithuanians were enrolled in higher education that ethnic Russians.[2] The poverty rate increased from 1% in the late 1980s to 30% in 1994.[3]

Capitalist era

In 2004, the bourgeois Lithuanian regime joined NATO.[4] In 2009, the IMF cut wages for Lithuanian health and education workers by 20% to 40%.[5]

References

  1. Derek Jennings (2011-02-03). "Re-open investigation of secret CIA prisons in Lithuania!" Liberation News. Archived from the original on 2019-07-14. Retrieved 2022-08-08.
  2. Eugene Puryear (2022-06-06). "Nations and Soviets: The National Question in the USSR" Liberation News. Archived from the original on 2022-06-30. Retrieved 2022-08-08.
  3. Branko Milanovic (1998). Income, Inequality, and Poverty during the Transition from Planned to Market Economy: 'Poverty; By How Much Has Poverty Increased?' (p. 68). [PDF] Washington, D.C.: World Bank. ISBN 082133994X
  4. Richard Becker (2022-01-25). "Right on NATO’s doorstep?" Liberation News. Archived from the original on 2022-02-25. Retrieved 2022-08-08.
  5. Radhika Miller (2009-05-16). "Lithuanian workers latest victims of IMF, capitalism" Liberation News. Archived from the original on 2019-07-14. Retrieved 2022-08-08.