Continental Europe—France, Germany, Poland, Lithuania, and Russia—all knew slavery.
But what is happening in Poland, Lithuania and Latvia is no ordinary migrant crisis.
Poland, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia and Denmark are among nations expected to take action as soon as Monday.
It has now spread to neighbouring countries and this year entered the EU via Poland, Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia.
., Poland, Lithuania, Russia) after the Crusades (11th–13th century) and their descendants.
…in an effort to prevent Poland-Lithuania from gaining dominance over it, the Livonian Knights were unable to defend themselves.
The monarchs that ruled over Poland-Lithuania, Bohemia, and Hungary in the 15th and 16th centuries were members of the Jagiellon family.
Poland, Lithuania, Bohemia, and Hungary were all loosely associated at the close of the 15th century under rulers of the Jagiellon dynasty.
Previously, Hungary, Poland, Lithuania, and Romania were among the nations providing cover for C.I.A. torture and ‘disappeared’ imprisonment.
Under the Treaty of Versailles, Germany ceded land to France, Belgium, Denmark, Poland, Lithuania, and Czechoslovakia, and it also lost its colonies.
By the mid-19th century the pale had come to include Russian Poland, Lithuania, Belorussia (now Belarus), the Crimea, Bessarabia, and most of Ukraine.
Sigismund II Augustus, the only son of Sigismund I, ruled Poland-Lithuania from 1548 to 1572, a reign troubled by the growing power of the nobles and landed gentry.
Jagiellon dynasty, family of monarchs of Poland-Lithuania, Bohemia, and Hungary that became one of the most powerful in east central Europe in the 15th and 16th centuries.
When Russia invaded the area (beginning the Livonian War, 1558–83) in an effort to prevent Poland-Lithuania from gaining dominance over it, the Livonian Knights were unable to defend themselves.
The term was also applied (by the end of the 15th century) to peasants who had fled from serfdom in Poland, Lithuania, and Muscovy to the Dnieper and Don regions, where they established free self-governing military communities.
In June, Lukashenka began offering unfettered passage for Middle Easterners into Europe—first to Minsk, the capital of Belarus, and then, often by government bus, to the borders of Poland, Lithuania, and Latvia, all E.U. members.
A particularly worrying scenario for some in the region is Moscow closing the Suwalki Gap, a 60-mile-long section of the Poland-Lithuania border between Belarus, a Russian ally, and Kaliningrad, a Russian exclave on the Baltic Sea.
In January 1863 the National Committee, left with no choice but to take up the challenge, called on the peoples of Poland, Lithuania, and Rus (Ukraine) to rise, decreed peasant emancipation, and appealed for support from the Jews (“Poles of Mosaic faith”).
John III Sobieski, Polish Jan Sobieski, (born August 17, 1629, Olesko, Poland—died June 17, 1696, Wilanów), elective king of Poland (1674–96), a soldier who drove back the Ottoman Turks and briefly restored the kingdom of Poland-Lithuania to greatness for the last time.
…prolonged military conflict, during which Russia unsuccessfully fought Poland, Lithuania, and Sweden for control of greater Livonia—the area including Estonia, Livonia, Courland, and the island of Oesel—which was ruled by the Livonian branch of the Teutonic Knights (Order of the Brothers of the Sword).
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