Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, and Poland, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1615309918
  • ISBN-13: 9781615309917
  • DDC: 947.9
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - 12th Grade
  • 240 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2014 | Published/Released March 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2014

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After emerging from the long shadow cast by the Soviet Union, the Baltic states of Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania and neighboring Poland transitioned from communism to market economies and instituted democratic reforms in a remarkably short time. Although each continues to contend with various economic and political issues, their successes have allowed them to become some of the few former Eastern bloc states to join the European Union. The journeys each country has made—from antiquity to the present—and the remarkable peoples and cultures that make their populations are the subjects of this captivating volume.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Estonia: The Land and Its People.
2: The Estonian Economy.
3: Estonian Government and Society.
4: Estonian Cultural Life.
5: Estonia: Past and Present.
6: Latvia: The Land and Its People.
7: The Latvian Economy.
8: Latvian Government and Society.
9: Latvian Cultural Life.
10: Latvia: Past and Present.
11: Lithuania: The Land and Its People.
12: The Lithuanian Economy.
13: Lithuanian Government and Society.
14: Lithuanian Cultural Life.
15: Lithuania: Past and Present.
16: Poland: The Land and Its People.
17: The Polish Economy.
18: Polish Government and Society.
19: Polish Cultural Life.
20: Beginnings of the Polish State to the Jagiellonians.
21: The Polish-Lithuanian State of the Commonwealth.
22: Partioned Poland.
23: Poland in the 20th Century and Beyond.