Lithuanian independence movement and national minorities
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Published by Peace Research Institute Frankfurt in Frankfurt [Main] .
Written in English



  • Lithuania,
  • Lithuania.


  • Nationalism -- Lithuania -- History -- 20th century.,
  • Minorities -- Lithuania.,
  • Lithuania -- Politics and government -- 1945-1991.,
  • Lithuania -- Ethnic relations.,
  • Lithuania -- History -- Autonomy and independence movements.

Book details:

Edition Notes

StatementArvydas Juozaitis.
LC ClassificationsDK505.77 .J86 1992
The Physical Object
Pagination25 p. ;
Number of Pages25
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1488385M
ISBN 103928965190
LC Control Number93159332

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This book examines the emergence of nationalism in Lithuania, specifically the Lithuanian national movement, known as Sajudis, and its approach towards the citizenship rights of national minorities. movement before Lithuania regained its sovereignty Lithuania adopted a law on national minorities prior to its declaration of independence in and established Department of Nationalities with a task to assist the country’s minorities in several walks of life.   Bielinis was only the most visible member of a rising national peasant movement. many Lithuanian books were printed the force behind the February Act of Independence of : Michael Waters. National and ethnic communities have also played an important role in the effort to reestablish Lithuanian independence. “During the Sąjūdis years, 26 representatives of national.

Through the rest of , Lithuanian support for Sajudis and national independence continued to grow. The environmentally focused Green movement joined the campaign. Later, the campaigners experienced their first physical repression when police used batons to disperse a demonstration of more t people. Lithuania - Lithuania - Independence restored: The effort during the late s to renovate the U.S.S.R. through glasnost (“openness”) and perestroika (“restructuring”) created a new political atmosphere. A mass reform movement, Sa̡jūdis (“Movement”), emerged in opposition. Elections in early resulted in a legislature that unanimously declared on March 11 the reestablishment.   Latvia has a 27 percent ethnic Russian minority, Estonia 24 percent, while the Russian ethnic minority in Lithuania is only 6 percent (according to . The strengthening of the Catholic Church in Lithuania was closely tied to the defense of Lithuanian national interests Thus the Catholic Church and the Lithuanian national movement began to draw together. However, the full convergence of Lithuanian nationalism and Catholicism on the Polish example was a somewhat later result.

Sa¸ju¯dis’s appeal to the Lithuanian national majority was so deep that the movement captured over of the seats in the republican legislature (the Supreme Council) in elections held that year. Nationalism in Post-Soviet Lithuania After Independence: Making and Protecting the Nation in Postcolonial and Postcommunist States. Independent Lithuania (–) From to two ministries were specifically dedicated to ethnic minorities, the Ministry for Belarusian Affairs and the Ministry for Jewish Affairs. On a Declaration concerning the protection of minorities in Lithuania was signed at Geneva under the auspices of the League of Nations. Its article 1 stipulated that "The stipulations of this Declaration . In Lithuania the critical issue for ethnic minorities has been their rights as citizens of the new state. The Lithuanian constitution, adopted by referendum in October , accords ethnic communities the right to administer their affairs, including cultural, educational and . Senn, an eyewitness to the independence movement in Lithuania, writes a concise history of how Lithuanians established their independence from the Soviet Union in and possibly doomed the Union for collapse. The independence movement was a big mess: there are so many contradictory accounts that it is hard to know where to s: 1.