Which Soviet republic was the first to declare independence?

Estonia
Lithuania
Latvia
Georgia
Baltic states, in­cor­po­rat­ed into the Soviet Union in 1940, strongly pushed towards in­de­pen­dence. First the lead was taken by Latvia with large demon­stra­tions in 1986 and 1987, but Estonia and Lithua­nia soon joined the move­men­t. On March 11, 1990 the newly elected par­lia­ment of the Lithua­ni­an SSR, elected Vytautas Lands­ber­gis to the position of Chairman of the Supreme Council. Vytautas Lands­ber­gis promptly declared the restora­tion of Lithu­na­ian in­de­pen­dence.

Answers distribution

Estonia
Lithuania
Latvia
Georgia
answers
flagLithuania
5%
83%
11%
0%
18
flagthe United Arab Emirates
5%
83%
5%
5%
18
flagItaly
15%
66%
3%
15%
33
flagBelgium
18%
62%
18%
0%
16
flagthe United Kingdom
15%
60%
7%
15%
338
flagSwitzerland
14%
57%
0%
28%
14
flagSpain
30%
56%
0%
13%
23
flagPoland
20%
51%
8%
19%
12217
flagGermany
21%
50%
6%
21%
166
flagNorway
14%
47%
19%
19%
21
flagFrance
13%
46%
13%
23%
30
flagthe United States
23%
44%
11%
20%
172
flagRepublic of Ireland
23%
43%
9%
23%
51
flagCanada
35%
41%
0%
22%
31
flagSweden
23%
41%
11%
23%
17
flagUkraine
33%
38%
11%
16%
18
flagUnknown
19%
36%
9%
33%
546
flagAustria
35%
35%
11%
17%
17
flagthe Netherlands
36%
34%
15%
13%
44
flagIndia
22%
22%
27%
27%
18

Gender

men44%
women45%
Estonia
19%
25%
Lithuania
44%
45%
Latvia
8%
11%
Georgia
27%
17%

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