This chapter tells the story
of Lithuania in a nut shell.
From one of the largest nations
in Europe many years ago
through the various kinds of occupation
it has gone through along the way
until finally gaining independence.
You can also take a look at
basic facts and numbers
about the Republic of Lithuania
as it stands today.
A brief introduction
to the ancient Lithuanian language
can also be found
in this very chapter.
As well as the general history
of the entire country
you can also read a bit about
the history of its two main cities.