The Baltic States

The National Self-Determination of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania

  • Graham┬áSmith

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Introduction: The Baltic Nations and National Self-Determination

  3. From National Awakening to Incorporation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 11-11
    2. Nicholas Hope
      Pages 41-68
  4. From National Reawakening to Statehood

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 119-119
    2. Graham Smith
      Pages 121-143
    3. Andrus Park
      Pages 144-157
    4. Michael Bradshaw, Philip Hanson, Denis Shaw
      Pages 158-180
    5. Graham Smith, Aadne Aasland, Richard Mole
      Pages 181-205
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 206-214

About this book


The Baltic States examines the struggles of the Baltic peoples for national self-determination. It is divided into two parts. Part one explores their nationalist awakening, how the realization of national self-determination during the inter-war years of independent statehood manifested itself, and the impact that fifty years of subsequent incorporation into the Soviet Union has had on Baltic politics and national cultures. Part two examines the nationalist reawakening in the late 1980s, the re-establishment of Baltic national self-governance in 1990-91 and the problems that these countries now face as sovereign entities.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Graham┬áSmith
    • 1
  1. 1.Sidney Sussex CollegeUniversity of CambridgeCambridgeUK

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