Leader: SS-Standartenführer Kārlis Lobe
Government: German Military Administrative State
Ideology: National Socialism
Status: German Protectorate with Limited Autonomy
The Reichsprotektorate Ostsee was established immedietly after the Fall of Moscow in 1945. The protectorate is a union of the three Baltic states of Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia and is governed by a military authority comprised of high-ranking Waffen-SS Baltic foreign legionaries and a number of German government officials as well. The leader of the Ostsee Protektorate is a colonel (or "Standartenführer") of the 19th Waffen-SS Grenedier Division (2nd Latvian) foreign legion by the name of Kārlis Lobe, a war hero responsible for multiple decisive victories against the Red Army while fighting on the Eastern Front. His many commendations and proven loyalty to the German cause in the east earned Hitler's admiration, hand-picking Lobe to lead the Baltic protectorate.
As of now, no real plans have been established regarding the future of the Baltic states. The region's people have proven themselves to be unwaveringly loyal allies to the Germans which has exempted them from being subject to Generalplan Ost and the relocation programs as part of the Lebensraum project. Some time in the future, it is likely that the Baltic states will be granted relatively full independence from the German Reich, allowing for the restoration of the 3 individual states with their own respective governments. But with the threat of the Soviet Union still looming just across the Urals, such changes will not likely occur any time soon.
Many of the Baltic peoples have willingly enlisted into the SS foreign legions with the hopes of assisting in putting the final nail in the coffin of what remains of Stalin's USSR. In what exists as essentially a SS military state, the Ostsee Protektorate is actively building up its legions in order to aid the Reich in whatever military endeavors it may have in the future.