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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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  • 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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  • The civil war of Saare-Lääne (1532-1536)

    The conflict, also known as the civil war, took place in 1532-1536; battles were fought mainly in 1533 and 1534. The war erupted between the bishop of Ösel-Wiek Reinhold von Buxhoeveden and margrave Wilhelm, coadjutor of the archbishop of … 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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