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A Comparison of the Struggles for Independence of the United States and Lithuania

Lituanus: Lithuanian Quarterly Journal of Arts and Sciences, Vol. 39, No. 3, Fall 1993

8 Pages Posted: 18 Oct 2008 Last revised: 23 Oct 2008

Tadas Klimas

Independent

Date Written: October 17, 1993

Abstract

Two countries, one in the Old World, the other in the New, one having attained independence 200 years ago, the other having had to strive for independence repeatedly over those same two hundred years, twice meeting with success - but failing at least four times. At first glance, Lithuania's struggle for independence might be thought to be entirely dissimilar from that of America. Besides anything else, the United States would seem at first glance to have been more fortunate in all of the circumstances of its struggle. But a closer look reveals many parallels to exist between America's struggle for independence two hundred years ago and that of Lithuania during the period 1988-1993, and indeed Lithuania of late arguably has been more fortunate in some of the conditions of its struggle than was America two centuries ago.

Keywords: Common Law background, Lithuanian Constitution

JEL Classification: K39, K49

Suggested Citation

Klimas, Tadas, A Comparison of the Struggles for Independence of the United States and Lithuania (October 17, 1993). Lituanus: Lithuanian Quarterly Journal of Arts and Sciences, Vol. 39, No. 3, Fall 1993. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1286253

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