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The '''Baltic States''' (not to be confused with [[Baltic Countries]]), are three small countries of [[Eastern Europe]], with a long history of difficult relationships with powerful neighbors; including being part of the Soviet Union for most of the 20th century. The Baltics are easy to overlook as a travel destination.
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The '''Baltic Sea''' is a sea in the north of [[Europe]], surrounded by [[Northern Europe|Northern]], [[Eastern Europe|Eastern]] and [[Central Europe|Central]] European countries.
 
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[[Image:BalticStatesColour3.PNG|thumb|250px|The <font color="red">Baltic States</font>]]
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==Countries==
 
==Countries==
  
North to South:
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The following countries have access to the Baltic Sea:  
 
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* [[Estonia]]
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* [[Latvia]]
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* [[Lithuania]]
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==Other destinations==
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* [[Kaliningrad]] is not a Baltic state, but a name of a town in a [[Russia|Russian]] enclave between [[Lithuania]] and [[Poland]].
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*[[Denmark]]
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*[[Estonia]]
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*[[Finland]]
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*[[Germany]]
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*[[Latvia]]
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*[[Lithuania]]
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*[[Poland]]
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*[[Russia]]
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*[[Sweden]]
  
 
==Understand==
 
==Understand==
  
Being newly independent countries, all three suffer unsettled national minorities problems.
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Together with [[Norway]], [[Iceland]] and the [[European Union]], the Baltic countries form the Council of the Baltic Sea States.
  
Despite their common name, the states have little else in common than similar recent history and the geographical location. Estonia aspires in direction of the [[Nordic countries]] while Lithuania focuses on its connection to [[Poland]] and [[Central Europe]].
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==See also==
  
[[WikiPedia:Baltic states]]
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*[[Baltic states]]
  
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Revision as of 09:30, 6 February 2005

The Baltic Sea is a sea in the north of Europe, surrounded by Northern, Eastern and Central European countries.

Countries

The following countries have access to the Baltic Sea:

Understand

Together with Norway, Iceland and the European Union, the Baltic countries form the Council of the Baltic Sea States.

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