By Saulius Suziedelis
The Lithuanian humans have passed through old adjustments really diversified from these of different eu countries. In previous centuries geography supplied strategic virtue and possibilities for growth yet lately the rustic has extra usually skilled position as a geopolitical curse. After continually wasting territory and shrinking in dimension, the rustic disappeared in 1795. in spite of the fact that, after international conflict I a favored nationwide circulation resulted in the recovery of Lithuania as an self sufficient country. international battle II and its bloody aftermath introduced overseas career in addition to genocide, mass homicide, and destruction unprecedented within the country's glossy heritage. The recovery of independence in 1990 has essentially altered Lithuania's geopolitical fact. Integration into the ecu Union and the North Atlantic Treaty association promise a brand new point of safeguard for the Lithuanian country within the twenty first century at the same time the social and fiscal alterations current either promising possibilities and tough challenges.The moment version of the old Dictionary of Lithuania will function an invaluable advent to almost all points of Lithuania's old adventure, together with the country's kin with its buddies. this is often performed via a chronology, an introductory essay, an in depth bibliography, and over three hundred cross-referenced dictionary entries on major individuals, locations, and occasions; associations and agencies; and political, monetary, social, cultural, and spiritual aspects.