Consolidation of the Hansaetic League.
In the 14th century Riga was under the rule of the Livonian Order. The power of the Hansaetic League consolidated. The Baltic Sea used to be called Lake Hansa. The principal port of Riga was located at the mouth of the River Ridzene, and such popular goods of the epoch as wax, flax, hemp, timber and furs were exported through it.