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  • Narva battle 1700

    Narva battle was one of the largest military encounters in the Northern War which postponed the invasion of the Russian troops to Estonia and Livonia for some years and forced to start with its extensive reforms in Russia more eagerly than Peter … Continue reading

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  • The February Revolution of 1917 and Estonia

    In the beginning of 1917, a revolution broke out in Petrograd, as people were worn out by the War, the government had lost its support among the crowds, and the economic situation was grave. Few days later, the revolution reached Estonia. Czar Nikolai II had to give up his throne, and the … Continue reading

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  • Warfare in Estonia in 1944

    In the beginning of 1944, the front came to Estonia, and fierce defence battles were fought. Initially, in the first half of 1944, German troops, together with the units of the Home Guard, managed to resist the attacks of the Reds, but in September, Hitler ordered the Army Group North to pull out … Continue reading

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  • Denmark's rule in Estonia

    Denmark never ruled all of Estonia, but during the XIII-XVII centuries, it had hold over areas in Northern and Western Estonia and also over the islands in Western Estonia. It can be said that there has been three Danish eras in Estonia, the first one lasting for a very short period of time: from … Continue reading

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