Event Stories

  • The Estonian War of Independence (1918-1920)

    Newly created Republic of Estonia had to defend its independence against Bolshevik Red Army, which tried to rejoin Estonia to the Soviet Russia. Due to the ability to quickly react, to an unprecedented will to protect the homeland, and the relative weakness of the young Soviet government, the … Continue reading

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  • The October Revolution of 1917 and Estonia

    By taking advantage of the political instability and ever diminishing popularity of the Provisional Government, the Workers and Soldiers Soviets, lead by the Bolsheviks, seized the power Petrograd in autumn 1917. The coup also affected Estonia, where the local Soviets came to power. Estonian … Continue reading

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  • Polish rule in Estonia

    The rule of Poland, or rather Lithuania at first and Rzeczpospolita later, in Southern Estonia lasted for a bit longer than 60 years: from the beginning of the Livonian War in 1562, until Sweden captured the town of Tartu in 1625. The Polish era is mainly remembered as the era of recatholicism and … 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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