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Antanas Smetona and His Lithuania : From the National Liberation Movement to an Authoritarian Regime

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This biography chronicles the life of Lithuanian president Antanas Smetona (1874-1944), his importance in the Lithuanian national movement, his role in the emergence of modern Lithuania, and the development of groups of nationalists in the country. Smetona was Lithuania's first president, then its fourth president as the result of a military coup, and fled to the US when the Soviet Union forced the country to accept its troops in 1940. Here, the author focuses on colleagues and others who influenced his political actions and choices, such as Jonas Jablonskis, Juozas Tumas-Vaigantas, Petras Klimas, Steponas Kairys, Juozas Gabrys-Parsaitis, Stasys Silingas, Ernestas Galvanauskas, Jonas Lapenas, Izidorius Tamosaitis, his wife Sofia Chodakauskaite-Smetoniene, Augustinas Voldemaras, Vincas Kreve, Juozas Tubelis, Jadvyga Chodakauskaite, Stasys Rastikis, Antanas Merkys, Kazys Musteikis, and Povilas Zadeikis, evaluating Smetona as a statesman from the perspective of his contribution to Lithuanian national culture, achieving and consolidating Lithuania's national independence, and the formation of his state model and his deviations from democracy in the context of the dictatorial regimes and dictators in Europe at the time, including Adolf Hitler. The book is a translation of Antanas Smetona ir jo aplinka, originally published in 2012. Annotation ©2015 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (protoview.com)
Number of Pages: 486
Genre: Biography + Autobiography, History
Sub-Genre: Europe / Baltic States, Political
Series Title: On the Boundary of Two Worlds
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Brill Academic Pub
Author: Alfonsas Eidintas
Language: English
Street Date: September 3, 2015
TCIN: 50340899
UPC: 9789004302037
Item Number (DPCI): 248-06-1239
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