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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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  • The Landeswehr War

    In the summer of 1919, Estonian army had to battle with German troops in Northern Latvia, among which was the Baltische Landeswehr, an army group mainly made up of Baltic Germans. The battles lasted for a month. Germans, who were more experienced and better equipped than the Bolsheviks put up … Continue reading

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  • The Estonian nations

    Several nations of different ethnic, language and cultural background have lived here about 10 000 years b.c. from the foundation of the Estonian territory at the end of the last ice age. The origin of the first people settled down in Estonia is unknown. During the ancient times both 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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