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  • The rise and the fall the Brotherhood of the Sword

    The Brotherhood of the Sword, officially The Militia of Christ, was the strongest military power in the XIII century Livonia. The Order was able to guarantee the subordination of the local people: in 1206, the Livonians were defeated. In 1208, the Order allied themselves with the Latgalians, an … Continue reading

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  • Foreign Estonians and emigration

    Overview of the emigration of the Estonians and new residences of the foreign Estonians from the middle of the 19th century up to the end of the 20th century. … Continue reading

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  • The Republic of Estonia in 1918-1940

    1918-1940 was the period of first sovereignty for Estonia. It begun with the announcement of the Republic of Estonia on February 24, 1918; ended due to the German occupation, but continued already in November of the same year and ended in 1940, when the Soviet Union occupied and annexed Estonia. … 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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