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What does GDL stand for?

GDL stands for Grand Duchy of Lithuania

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Among the topics are early 15th-century acrostics in the Cistercian codex from Rudy, the Judas the Traitor epigrammatic cycle and Jacob Masen's theory of the Argutia sources, Pomeranian poets about their dead rulers: elaborate forms in 17th-century funeral poetry, pattern heraldic forms in Old Polish literature, the theory of poesis artificiosa in the Grand Duchy of Lithuania 1660-1760, and ars combinatoria as a poetics on the presence of combinatorial structures in the late-Baroque artificial poetry.
Instead of using this unique opportunity to liberate human relations from the totalitarian effects, it often steps backwards, and the regress may often be noticed with nostalgia about the" old good times," whether those stretching back into the Soviet era, or the pre-war independence years, or even from the times of Grand Duchy of Lithuania.
The Lublin Sejm, which worked from January 1567 until July 1569, eventually approved of the Union and created the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth, or Rzeczpospolita, in which the Grand Duchy of Lithuania maintained its laws, taxes, treasury, government, frontiers, army, etc.
She begins with a summary of his life, tracing his rise in Lithuania, his ambiguous relationship with the Teutonic Order, and his struggles and sometime cooperation with his cousin Jogaila, who had converted to Christianity in 1385/86, married Jadwiga of Anjou, the ruler of Poland, and promised to unite the Kingdom of Poland and the Grand Duchy of Lithuania.
In the northeast part of this eastern European frontier, its component lands spread out between the Baltic littoral and the lands of Rus', was a genuine anomaly: a state, the Grand Duchy of Lithuania, maintaining its own pagan religion after having had an earlier, and brief, flirtation with the Roman church.