The three small nations forming the eastern shore of the Baltic Sea have a similar recent history, but are very different in their ancient histories, cultures, ethnicities, and attitudes. Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia have been free and independent from the former Soviet Union for over two decades and now are in the process of reclaiming their identities and their places in 21st Century Europe. In this lecture, we will visit these three countries and examine their peoples, places, cultures, and histories.