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    The re-emergence of the three nations from Kremlin rule capped an 18 month independence campaign marked by bloodshed, demonstrations and Soviet economic sanctions.

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    VARIOUS LOCATIONS

    The re-emergence of the three nations from Kremlin rule capped an 18 month independence campaign marked by bloodshed, demonstrations and Soviet economic sanctions.

    The three states were forcibly annexed by the Kremlin in 1939-40 under a secret pact signed by the Soviet Union and Nazi Germany.

    Lithuania declared independence on March 11, 1990, after the country's first free elections brought a secessionist government to power. Gorbachev called the declaration illegal and imposed an embargo on oil, natural gas and other critical supplies to the tiny republic for several weeks.

    Latvia and Estonia quickly joined the independence drive but sought a less confrontational path. Instead of declaring immediate independence, they announced their intention to secede after an undefined transition period.

    Source: REUTERS LIBRARY 1" VIDEOTAPE

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    Film ID:
    VLVADKGQI546T3ZFPF1HFS433JYM4
    Media URN:
    VLVADKGQI546T3ZFPF1HFS433JYM4
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/01/1939
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:03:11:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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