Lithuania is a minor power in Northern Europe on the coast of the Baltic Sea and is one of the three "Baltic states" in-game. Historically, it was invaded and occupied along with other Baltic States on the 14th of June, 1940.
Usually left alone until mid-game, a skilled player could turn it into a moderate power in Europe, and possibly even more!
Lithuania broke free from the collapsing Russian Empire in 1918, along with the other Baltic States and found itself quickly in conflict to defend its newly gained independence. Lithuania fought against the Russian SSR (precursor to the Soviet Union) along side Poland and the other Baltic States and was able to stop the Russian grand offensive of 1918-1919. After beating back the Bolsheviks. Lithuania then, along with the other Baltic States, fought an internal war against the West Russian Volunteer army (essentially a leftover remnant of the Imperial Russian Army) which had officially joined arms with Alexander Kolchak's White Russia in the Russian Civil War (Which opposed Baltic Independence). After exterminating any remaining Russian military units on its territory, Lithuania found itself at war with newly-independent Poland. The reason for the war was a territorial dispute, the Vilnius region had been assigned to Lithuania by the Russians in the peace treaty signed after the Baltic Wars of Independence but was occupied by Poland. Lithuania's attempted counter-offensive and reclamation of the region was stopped by a military commission of the League of Nations. Lithuania declared Kaunas its temporary capital and the territorial dispute between the two countries would persist throughout the years to come. As part of the secret protocol of the Molotov-Ribbentrov pact, Eastern Europe was divided into spheres of interest by the German Reich and the Soviet Union. Lithuania was initially in the German zone and was forced to cede the Memel area but was occupied by the Soviet Union in 1940. This occupation was briefly interrupted by Operation Barbarossa when Germany occupied the area, reorganizing the Baltic States into the "Reichskommisariat Ostland". The area was re-occupied by the Soviet Union in 1944-1945 and Lithuania was annexed into the Soviet Union along with the other Baltic States after the end of World War II and reorganized into the Lithuanian SSR. Lithuania remained part of the Soviet Union until 1991 when it declared itself independent during the collapse of the Soviet Union. The other two Baltic States followed suit with their own declarations.
Lithuania does not have a National Spirit at the game start 1936.
Lithuania begins with the following researched:
- Basic Equipment
- Weapons I
- Fighter (Interwar)
As a non-aligned country Lithuania has good relations with other non-aligned countries (+10). Especially with its neighbors Poland and Latvia (+20) for also sharing the same ruling party. Otherwise its a mostly isolated country, with all diplomacy values revolving around "Different Ideology" (-10), "Same Ideology" (+10) and "Same Ruling Party" (+20). They have a land border with Latvia; Poland and German Reich. They have a coast with two Naval Bases (both lvl. 1). However Memel is usually seized by Germany.
Lithuania has no alliances at the start of the game. However they may join the Miedzymorze if created by Poland.
Lithuania is in the Baltics, which is part of Northern Europe. It is made up of three states: Kaunas; Siauliai and Memel. They have a land border with Latvia, Poland and Germany. They are not landlocked, with a small border on the Baltic Sea. Memel is usually seized by Germany, however the border with Latvia may provide a unique expansion route.
Lithuania is mostly Plains (at 56% of all provinces), with 32% Forest, a small number of Hills and one Urban.
- Main article: Generic national focus tree
Lithuania has the generic national focus tree. The tree has branches for Army Effort, Naval Effort, Aviation Effort, Industrial Effort and Political Effort. Proper use can make Lithuania unique compared to those with a more centralized focus tree (Germany, United Kingdom, etc.).
Lithuania has an event named "German Demand for Memel"; with options to decline (likely will lead to war) or to accept and cede the state.
- Can force government of another country to adopt the same ideology.
- Can puppet a country.
- Generate war goal tension limit: +50%
- Lend-lease tension limit: +40%
- Send volunteers tension limit: +40%
- Guarantee tension limit: +40%
- Join faction tension limit: +40%
- Ideology drift defense: —30%
Antanas Smetona of the non-aligned Lietuviu Tautininku Sajunga (LTS) is in power with slightly less than half of the government in its control in both scenarios, holding 45.40% popularity.
|Geležinis Vilkas||13.60%||Augustinas Voldemaras|
|Lietuviu Tautininku Sajunga (LTS)||45.40%||Antanas Smetona|
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|Conscription Law||Economy Law||Trade Law|
| Volunteer Only
|| Civilian Economy
|| Export Focus
|Leonas Bistras||Compassionate Gentlemen||
|Mecislovas Gedvilas||Communist Revolutionary||
|Vladus Mironas||Fascist Demagogue||
|Mykolas Slezevicius||Prince of Terror||
|Pranas Dovydaitus||Democratic Reformer||
|Vladas Jurgutis||Captain of Industry||
1 Military Factories
0 Naval Dockyard
4 Civilian Factories
*These numbers represent the available resources for production at start of the game. In the bracket are the resources exported for trading.
Manpower totals 55.05K, with 27.09K Free Manpower.
Total: 3 Division
Total: 0 Ships
Total: 48 Planes