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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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  • Russians in the Livonian Crusade

    Next to the Germans and the Danes, less attention has been paid to the part that the Russians played in the conquests in Livonia, during the XIII century. Nonetheless, they had significant influence, and their activities varied: Russians allied themselves with either the Germans of the Estonians, … Continue reading

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  • The coadjutor conflict in Livonia (1556-1557)

    The last civil war in Livonia broke out in 1556, when the archbishop of Riga, Wilhelm (see image), tried to appoint the brother of Mecklenburg's duke as his coadjutor, even though about 10 years earlier it had been agreed that it was prohibited to appoint a coadjutor without the consent of other … Continue reading

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  • German occupation in Estonia (1941-1944)

    Germany occupied Estonia in 1941, and its rule lasted until autumn of 1944. Even though Estonian Self-Administration was active, Estonians did not have a say in most of the matters, most important calls were made by military powers and general commissar. Even though German repressions were not as … Continue reading

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