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In 1950 Klaipėda became more populous than it was before World War 2 (~50 000 people), in some 1962 it was already double that size.The total change of population was coupled with a devastation of Klaipėda old town.Technologically advanced and more Western in its culture, Klaipėda had a profoundly different feel than other Lithuanian cities in the 1930s as it was the only one not to have suffered Russian Imperial regime.The history of old Klaipėda/Memel ended in 1945 when the city had been overrun by Soviet armies in late World War 2.After the Germany‘s loss of World War 1 its non-German areas were annexed to other countries, such as Denmark or Poland.
It was lumber what fuelled the devastating fire of 1854 which caused 2/3 of the city to be rebuilt.
Germany, a former ally of Lithuania, started pressuring Lithuania for a return of the Klaipėda region.
This culminated in 1939 March when Germany annexed the region after an ultimatum, very similar to the one presented to Czechoslovakia for Sudetenland. Buses and new buildings in interwar Klaipėda (modern Herkaus Manto street).
Lithuanian state was however not yet born as the Western powers were reluctant to recognize it due to its disputes in the east.
Therefore Klaipėda region was left to be ruled by the League of Nations.