Lithuania: Polity Style: 1918-2016

23 Mar 1918 independence recognized by the government of Germany on the basis of an act of the Lietuvos Taryba of 11 Dec 1917 [1]
23 Mar 1918 - 21 Jul 1940 Lietuvos Valstybė [2]
21 Jul 1940 - 11 Mar 1990 continued in Lithuanian Soviet Socialist Republic
11 Mar 1990 name of the state is changed in accordance with a law on state name and coat-of-arms passed by the Aukščiausioji Taryba 11 Mar 1990 with immediate effect (Lietuvos Respublikos Aukščiausiosios Tarybos ir Vyriausybės žinios, 1990, No. 9, item 221)
11 Mar 1990 - Lietuvos Respublika [3]
11 Mar 1990 statehood is proclaimed to have been re-established in accordance with an act of the re-establishment of independent state of Lithuania passed by the Aukščiausioji Taryba 11 Mar 1990 with immediate effect (Lietuvos Respublikos Aukščiausiosios Tarybos ir Vyriausybės žinios, 1990, No. 9, item 222)

[1] The declaration on restoration of independent state passed by the Lietuvos Taryba 16 Feb 1918 was prohibited by occupational authorities and did not have immediate effect.
[2] Also in official use: Lietuvos Respublika and Lietuva; the Constitutions of Lithuania routinely refer to the state as Lietuvos Valstybė (Constitution of 1918, amended Constitution of 1919, Constitutions of 1920, 1922, 1928, 1938), Lietuvos Respublika (in one article of the Constitution of 1922, in two articles of the Constitution of 1928, in one article of the Constitution of 1938) and Lietuva (Constitution of 1938).
[3] The use of Lietuva as alternative polity style is endorsed by the same act.
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