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05-25-2012, 08:44 AM
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Off topic with regards to geography:
Bernotai, 26 km north of Vilnius, Lithuania, is the official geographical midpoint of Europe. For those who don't know about the geography of Lithuania: Vilnius lies in the very east, close to the Belarus border.
You can of course make several points why the Baltic states should be categorized as Eastern Europe, but it doesn't make it so. Especially since all arguments I've seen so far have to do with how people name these countries in random conversations and/or in media and/or amongst friends. The fact is that the UN, EU, neighbouring countries and the countries themselves define them as either Northern Europe or, more commonly, just the Baltic states which conveniently enough leaves out all of the north/west/south/east-part.
this isn't rocket science, if possible they would rather be associated with northern europe as opposed to eastern europe, kind of makes sense when you compare the reputation of the two
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