Polish-Lithuanian War – Caught Between …

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Like the other Baltic states, Lithuania declared independence at the end of World War 1 and was caught in the chaotic and violent situation of 1919 and 1920 when much of Eastern Europe was in turmoil. Territories that today belong to Lithuania were claimed by Poland and Soviet Russia alike – while these two were waging a war in the direct vicinity of Lithuania.

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