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  • The rise and the fall the Brotherhood of the Sword

    The Brotherhood of the Sword, officially The Militia of Christ, was the strongest military power in the XIII century Livonia. The Order was able to guarantee the subordination of the local people: in 1206, the Livonians were defeated. In 1208, the Order allied themselves with the Latgalians, an … Continue reading

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  • The Republic of Estonia in 1918-1940: Estonia becomes independent

    Few months after Bolshevik lead coup, Estonian national forces understood, that Estonia must be declared independent as soon as possible. An opportune moment came in February 1918, after Germany had launched an assault on the Eastern Front. Taking advantage of a gap between two rules, Estonia was … Continue reading

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  • Forts of the Order in Estonia

    During the XIII-XIV centuries, different kinds of forts were built to Estonia. Largest and mightiest of those were constructed by the Livonian Order, most well known are the forts of Viljandi, Tallinn, Narva and Paide. But additional 12 forts were built. Most of the forts served as the residences … Continue reading

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  • Denmark's rule in Estonia

    Denmark never ruled all of Estonia, but during the XIII-XVII centuries, it had hold over areas in Northern and Western Estonia and also over the islands in Western Estonia. It can be said that there has been three Danish eras in Estonia, the first one lasting for a very short period of time: from … Continue reading

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