Quick Answer: Why are the Baltic states important to the US?

For those of us living on the shores of the Baltic Sea, its immense importance is self- evident because it is practically a lifeline due to the shipping routes that connect our states to the global system of commerce.

What are the Baltic states known for?

The Baltic States is known for

  • Castles. The Baltic was once a jigsaw puzzle of feudal territories. …
  • Beaches. …
  • Museums. …
  • Architecture. …
  • Quaint Villages. …
  • Wartime Relics. …
  • National Parks. …
  • Palaces & Manor Houses.

Why should NATO protect the Baltic states?

While small in size and population, the Baltic states are key NATO members and staunch defenders of economic freedom, liberal democracy, and human rights. Deterring Russian aggression and defending the Baltic states will be far easier and cheaper than liberating them.

Which is the best Baltic state to visit?

Top 10 Places to See in the Baltic States

  • Jurmala, Latvia. …
  • Basilica of the Assumption, Aglona, Latvia. …
  • Narva Castle, Estonia. …
  • Cesis, Latvia. …
  • The Curonian Spit, Lithuania. …
  • Tallinn, Estonia. …
  • Riga, Latvia. …
  • Vilnius, Lithuania. The beautiful capital boasts the Old Town protected by UNESCO.

Are Latvians Slavic or Nordic?

Slavic is an adjective for Slavs (an ethnic group) Latvians are not Slavs. Nordic is by contrast geographic. The Baltics are not usually considered Nordic, albeit in the broadest stretch they sometimes are.

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Is Baltic an ethnicity?

Are US troops in Estonia?

The United States has provided more than $190 million in combined security assistance to Estonia over the last several years and conducts nearly 150 military-to-military engagements per year, with over 80 of those taking place with U.S. personnel in Estonia.

Visit to the Baltics