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
0%
85%
14%
0%
14
flagthe United Arab Emirates
0%
84%
7%
7%
13
flagthe United Kingdom
16%
61%
6%
15%
257
flagBelgium
25%
58%
16%
0%
12
flagItaly
13%
59%
4%
22%
22
flagUkraine
30%
53%
7%
7%
13
flagPoland
20%
52%
9%
16%
8703
flagSpain
33%
52%
0%
14%
21
flagGermany
22%
50%
6%
19%
141
flagSwitzerland
20%
50%
0%
30%
10
flagRepublic of Ireland
17%
48%
11%
22%
35
flagCanada
42%
46%
0%
11%
26
flagSweden
20%
46%
13%
20%
15
flagFrance
16%
44%
8%
28%
25
flagthe United States
23%
43%
11%
20%
148
flagNorway
18%
43%
18%
18%
16
flagAustria
31%
37%
12%
18%
16
flagthe Netherlands
38%
32%
20%
8%
34
flagUnknown
31%
27%
9%
31%
22
flagIndia
26%
20%
26%
26%
15

Gender

men49%
women43%
Estonia
18%
26%
Lithuania
49%
43%
Latvia
8%
11%
Georgia
23%
17%

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