Latvia

Grace Henry

3000 B.C

Around the beginning of the third millennium BC (3000 BC), the proto-Baltic ancestors of the Latvian people settled on the eastern coast of the Baltic Sea.[


900 A.D

By 900 AD, four distinct Baltic tribes inhabited Latvia: Curonians, Latgalians, Selonians, Semigallians, and the Livonians.



August 1939

In the morning of 24 August 1939, the Soviet Union and Nazi Germany signed a 10-year non-aggression pact, called the Molotov–Ribbentrop Pact. The pact contained a secret protocol, revealed only after Germany's defeat in 1945, according to which the states of Northern and Eastern Europe were divided into German and Soviet "spheres." In 1940 Latvia joined the Soviet.



1991

On September 6, 1991 Latvia gained its independence once again from the Soviet Union.


1992-1994

Latvia became eligible for the International Monetary fund. Also in 1994 Latvia became part of NATO(North American Treaty Organization) partnership of peace.


1999

At the end of 1999 in Helsinki the EU offered for Latvia to join. They did in 2004 on May 1st. 67% voted for them in a September referendum in 2003 with a turnout at 72.5%.


Prediction

I believe that Latvia will continue to grow in economy and everything else. Being members of NATO and the EU it will help them immensely.