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
5%
84%
5%
5%
19
flagSwitzerland
8%
75%
0%
16%
24
flagBelgium
18%
62%
18%
0%
16
flagthe United Kingdom
15%
61%
7%
14%
363
flagItaly
17%
64%
2%
14%
34
flagSpain
29%
58%
0%
12%
24
flagPoland
19%
51%
8%
19%
12697
flagGermany
21%
50%
7%
20%
182
flagNorway
14%
47%
19%
19%
21
flagFrance
13%
46%
13%
23%
30
flagthe United States
22%
44%
12%
21%
175
flagRepublic of Ireland
22%
42%
11%
24%
54
flagSweden
23%
42%
9%
23%
21
flagCanada
35%
41%
0%
22%
31
flagAustria
35%
40%
10%
15%
20
flagUkraine
33%
38%
11%
16%
18
flagUnknown
19%
36%
9%
33%
572
flagthe Netherlands
33%
35%
14%
16%
48
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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