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  • The Livonian War (1558-1583)

    The Livonian war was a conflict that was launched with the invasion of the army of Ivan the Terrible into Livonia in January 1558. The confrontation that had started off as the Russian-Livonian war soon expanded when the Old Livona collapsed and was divided between Denmark, Sweden and … Continue reading

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  • 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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  • Soviet occupation in Estonia 1944-1991

    Uninterrupted Soviet occupation lasted in Estonia for 47 years. The country had been incorporated to the empire under the name of Estonian Soviet Social Republic. Majority of the population felt the impact of mass repressions, forced collectivization and -industrialization. Around the middle the … Continue reading

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  • The Great Northern War (1700-1721)

    The Great Northern War was one of the most difficult episodes in the history of Estonia, bringing along severe devastation, famine and plague. Estonians managed to survive the ordeal, and the difficult times were followed by 200-year long period of peace, under the rule of … Continue reading

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