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The Republic of Latvia is a country in Northern Europe on the eastern shores of the Baltic Sea. They are one of the three "Baltic Republics" (the others are Estonia and Lithuania) which shares cultural and historical ties. The capital city and largest city is Riga. It is bordered to the north by Estonia, to the south by Lithuania, to the east by Russia, and to the southeast by Belarus, and it shares a maritime border to the west with Sweden.

History

Despite subjection to foreign rule from the 13th to the 20th centuries, the Latvian nation maintained its identity throughout the generations, most notably the language, culture, and rich musical traditions. The Republic of Latvia was founded on November 18, 1918. It was occupied and annexed by the Soviet Union between 1940–1941 and 1945–1991 and by Nazi Germany between 1941–1945. The peaceful "Singing Revolution" between 1987 and 1991 and "Baltic Way" demonstration on August 23, 1989 led to the independence of the Baltic states. Latvia declared the restoration of its de facto independence on August 21, 1991.

Tiberium universe

First Tiberium War

Latvia was a battlefield during the First Tiberium War. The Brotherhood of Nod had a large military base in Jelgava near with anti-air positions, preventing GDI from providing air support. GDI launched a major offensive spearheaded by Commander Solomon to take out the base.[1]

GDI Statistics on Latvia
  • Population: 2,728,000
  • Geographic Area: 24,900 square miles
  • Capital: Riga
  • Government type: Republic
  • Net Worth: Negligible
  • Military Power: Local Militia

Third Tiberium War

By 2047, Latvia was part of Blue Zone B-1, which covers Northern Europe. Presumably, this would mean the country is under the effective control of GDI. It is likely it was one of the area devastated by the Nod offensive at the start of the Third Tiberium War and later the Scrin invasion.

Red Alert universe

Second World War

During Second World War, Latvia was annexed by the USSR and the Soviets maintained a large military base in Riga. The Allies once sent a small strike force to attack Riga in order to secure Soviet nuclear scientist Vladimir Kosygin, who wished to defect to the Allies.[2] It was due to this that the Allies learned of Stalin's secret nuclear weapons program.[3]

See also

References

  1. Westwood Studios, Command & Conquer. GDI mission 3: "destroy sam sites".
  2. Westwood Studios, Command & Conquer: Red Alert. Allied mission 9: "Evacuate Kosygin".
  3. Westwood Studios, Command & Conquer: Red Alert. Allied mission 10a: "Suspicion".
Countries appearing in Command & Conquer
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