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%
84%
10%
0%
19
flagthe United Arab Emirates
9%
80%
4%
4%
21
flagSwitzerland
8%
76%
0%
16%
25
flagthe United Kingdom
15%
62%
7%
14%
377
flagItaly
17%
65%
2%
14%
35
flagBelgium
18%
62%
18%
0%
16
flagSpain
28%
56%
0%
16%
25
flagPoland
19%
52%
8%
19%
13238
flagGermany
21%
50%
6%
19%
191
flagNorway
14%
47%
19%
19%
21
flagFrance
13%
46%
13%
23%
30
flagthe United States
23%
44%
11%
21%
185
flagRepublic of Ireland
23%
42%
10%
23%
56
flagSweden
22%
40%
13%
22%
22
flagAustria
35%
40%
10%
15%
20
flagCanada
33%
39%
3%
24%
33
flagthe Netherlands
32%
38%
14%
16%
50
flagUkraine
33%
38%
11%
16%
18
flagUnknown
20%
36%
9%
33%
589
flagIndia
22%
22%
27%
27%
18

Gender

men44%
women45%
Estonia
19%
24%
Lithuania
44%
45%
Latvia
8%
11%
Georgia
27%
17%

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