Why was Lithuania a duchy?

To have a kingdom you have to have a king. As such, Lithuania was only considered a kingdom for ten years (1253 – 1263), for a simple reason that there was a single christian king Mindaugas, approved by the Pope and properly crowned, the only one of the rulers to ever get the title.

Why was Lithuania a duchy and not a kingdom?

Because it was not reigned by a king, but a Grand Duke. Technically he had the same job as the king, but didn’t have a title, so no kingdom for you, Lithuania.

How did the Duchy of Lithuania get so big?

It became so big because it was not a purely Lithuanian state. It was Grand Duchy of Lithuania, Ruthenia and Samogitia. Ruthenians were the absolute majority in that state. Lithuanians were wise enough not to pillage the captured Ruthenian land.

What do Lithuanians look like?

They have fair skin, more than 80% have light-colored eyes and many have light-colored hair (a stereotypical Lithuanian is thus blue-eyed blonde, even though such people are a minority). Lithuanians are among the tallest peoples of the world (this maybe explains their affinity for basketball).

What is Lithuania famous for?

Lithuania is famous for its landscapes, flatlands, abundant forests, lakes and marches. In addition, the seaside with its sandy beaches where amber may be found and the Curonian Spit with its impressive images and dunes attract tourists as well.

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Who rules Lithuania?

List of rulers of Lithuania

President of the Republic of Lithuania Lietuvos Respublikos Prezidentas
Incumbent Gitanas Nauseda since 12 July 2019
Style His/Her Excellency
Member of European Council
Residence Presidential Palace Vilnius
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