Background. Poland and Lithuania both claimed Vilna (Vilnius) after World War I. Polish forces occupied Vilna in 1920, and before the outbreak of World War II, the city of Vilna was part of northeastern Poland.
When did Poland lose Vilnius?
On 24 March 1922 Poland annexed the Vilnius region but did not receive recognition of its eastern border from the Entente states.
Is Vilnius a Polish city?
The Council of Ambassadors and the international community (with the exception of Lithuania) recognized Vilnius (Wilno) as part of Poland in 1923. … Also, the city itself was declared the constitutional capital of the Lithuanian state while Kaunas was only a temporary capital of Lithuania.
Are Lithuanians happy?
The report supported by the United Nations states that Lithuania ranked 60th in the World Happiness Index and comes ahead of the other Baltic States.