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  • The February Revolution of 1917 and Estonia

    In the beginning of 1917, a revolution broke out in Petrograd, as people were worn out by the War, the government had lost its support among the crowds, and the economic situation was grave. Few days later, the revolution reached Estonia. Czar Nikolai II had to give up his throne, and the … Continue reading

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  • The civil war of Saare-Lääne (1532-1536)

    The conflict, also known as the civil war, took place in 1532-1536; battles were fought mainly in 1533 and 1534. The war erupted between the bishop of Ösel-Wiek Reinhold von Buxhoeveden and margrave Wilhelm, coadjutor of the archbishop of … 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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  • The Livonian War (1558-1583)

    The Livonian war was a conflict that was launched with the invasion of the army of Ivan the Terrible into Livonia in January 1558. The confrontation that had started off as the Russian-Livonian war soon expanded when the Old Livona collapsed and was divided between Denmark, Sweden and … Continue reading

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