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Lithuania, officially the Republic of Lithuania, is a country in Eastern Europe. It borders Latvia to the north, Belarus to the east and south, Poland to the south, and Kaliningrad Oblast (a Russian exclave) to the southwest. The Brotherhood of Nod occupied it and Latvia to gain more land in the continent's eastern region before GDI can get rid of them after winning a mission in Estonia.
History[edit | edit source]
For centuries, the southeastern shore of the Baltic Sea was inhabited by various Baltic tribes. In the 1230s the Lithuanian lands were united by Mindaugas, who was crowned as King of the Lithuania, creating the first unified Lithuanian state, on 6 July 1253. During the 14th century, the Grand Duchy of Lithuania was the largest country in Europe: present-day Belarus, Ukraine, and parts of Poland and Russia were territories of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania. With the Lublin Union of 1569, Lithuania and Poland formed a voluntary two-state union, the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth. The Commonwealth lasted more than two centuries, until neighboring countries systematically dismantled it from 1772 to 1795, with the Russian Empire annexing most of Lithuania's territory.
In the aftermath of World War I, Lithuania's Act of Independence was signed on 16 February 1918, declaring the re-establishment of a sovereign state. Starting in 1940, Lithuania was occupied first by the Soviet Union and then by Nazi Germany. As World War II neared its end in 1944 and the Germans retreated, the Soviet Union reoccupied Lithuania. On 11 March 1990, the year before the break-up of the Soviet Union, Lithuania became the first Soviet republic to declare independence.
First Tiberium War[edit | edit source]
In the early days of the First Tiberium War, Lithuania was occupied by the Nod forces in order to gain land across all of Eastern Europe. After the Refinery was knocked out in Estonia, GDI forces led by General Sheppard and German President Helmut Bierman had crossed the Baltic Sea passing Nod occupied Latvia and invaded Lithuania to be in freedom, but the Nod forces conquered parts of the Ukraine and Romania in response to the invasion of Lithuania. When Sheppard was in New York for the UN to see the European and African campaigns by both GDI and Nod, all of Lithuania was occupied and turned into a disaster at Bialystok in Poland where Nod news reporter Greg Burdette said that GDI was blamed over the massacre and also one at the St.Olaf's orphanage. This resulted in a cut to GDI's funding and communications to contact the GDI forces elsewhere on Earth.