Random quote: "We are not asking for a complete opening of NATO’s door, just a small enough opening so that Lithuania can get through it." Lithuanian Prime Minister Gediminas Vagnorius, speaking to journalists in July, 1998 - (Added by: Tomas Baranauskas)
Posted 2006-08-01 12:58 (#39179 - in reply to #39175) Subject: RE: science and opinions
incognito - 2006-08-01 12:20 PM
Exactly what we are talking about! Look, is it imposible to make influence through a narrow strip of land (red arrow), while this didn't happened from a very wide area (blue arrow)?
Wide strip, narrow strip - these are roughly similar in pure geometrical terms. Keep in mind that Nemunas was a major route for Eastern Balts in the region (besides Dauguva), therefore a concentration of intense contacts. Also, it depends on the density of the populations (Galindai were quite uninhabited for example) and thus the strength of influence of Western vs Eastern Balts are different. Sudovians were under strong influence of Lithuanians too, but at least their are was larger than Nadruvians/Sudovians.