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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 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 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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