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  • The Republic of Estonia in 1918-1940: the annexation of Estonia in 1940

    While the German army was fighting successful battles in the Western Europe, Soviet leadership decided to fully incorporate the Baltic states. In June 1940, large Red Army troops were rallied to the Estonian-Russian border, and Estonian government was forced to give in to the Soviet Union's harsh … Continue reading

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  • World War I and Estonia

    In 1914, war broke out between European powers (Germany, Austria-Hungary on the one side and Russia, France, and Great Britain on the other). Soon, this had escalated into a world war. In the beginning of 1917, a revolution broke out in Russia, country that was politically and economically fell … Continue reading

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  • The Livonia-Moscow War (1501-1503)

    This was the last armed conflict where the Livonian Order and the rest of Old-Livonia somewhat succeeded. The most important event to the Livonians in this two-year war was the victory in Smolino battle, but in reality this conflict did not change the developed power balance: the Grand Duchy of … Continue reading

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  • Republic of Estonia 1918-1940: Great Crisis (1930-1934)

    The global economic crisis of the beginning of the 1930s did not leave Estonia untouched, either. In Estonia, the decline in economy was accompanied by strong political battle brewing where the new radical right movement of the participants of the Estonian War of Independence was more and more … Continue reading

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