The topic of my speech is Lithuania . It is our homeland and it is meaningful place for every lithuanian. In 13th centrury, then Mindaugas became the first king , was opened one of the first pages of Lithuania history. Gediminas is credited with the foundation of Vilnius, the capital of Lithuania in 1323. In these years Lithuania was one of the mighty countries. Alhought the Russian Empire occupied the country in 1795 and it was only in 1918 . In 1940 Lithuania was incorporated innnto the USSR. In spite of this independence was restored in 1990. So now we are separate and free country.
Lithuania is republic. The president`s term of office lasts five years in regard to it, week before was elected the new president Rolandas Paksas. People believe in better life and they believed in his promises. I don`t know why but he don`t impose to me. Maybe because he`s to young, but mainly it`s advantage or maybe because ex-president was good and maaakes a lot of useful things to Lithuania. The prime minister is Algirdas Brazauskas. He is good politician it follows that he`s popular enought. There are a lot of parties in Lithuania like Conservatives, Christian Democratic Party, Centre Union Party, Neeew Union and others. So all these people try one`s best to help lithuanian and make their lifes better. There are about 3,7 millions people in Lithuania. The population is falling down, because lots of people go to other countries, also mortality is very high, whereas birthrate isn`t very high.
There are a lot of national holidays and memorable days, whereas the biggest holidays are New year`s day, Independence day on February 16th, easter day and christmas day. Lithuanian know how to celebrate. After independence, a lot of people became pessimists, in spite of this life in Lithuania became a little better. Lithuania isn`t very rich, althought life is better than in Belarus, Ukraine or in other southeast countries.
Mainly Lithuania isn`t very biiig country only 65,300 square km. The country has borders with Latvia, Belarus, Poland and Russia. The length of the Lithuania coastline is 99 km. In spite that Lithuania is small , foreigners say that it is very beautiful country and there are a lot of beautiful girls and womens. There are a lot of beautiful rivers and lakes. The longest river is Nemunas ( 937 km ) which flows into the Baltic sea. The biggest lake is Drūkščiai, the deepest – Tauragnas and the longest is Asssveja. Lithuania`s climate is mild, althought the weather is very contrasting – summer is hot ( average 17,8 C ) and in winter it is about –1,8 C .
Inconclution. How we say “Home sweet home”, I think we have to be a patriots of our country. In regard to a lot of problems in Lithuania, I think the biggest problem is corruption. After few years we will be in Europe nation and in NATO it follows to our future. I think someday life would be better in Lithuania. Let`s be optimists .