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16 November 2018


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1. Caught in the Crossfire: The Annexation of Estonia

After just 22 years of independence, in 1940 Estonia was overrun by Soviet troops. The Estonian Socialist Republic was set up in the wake of th Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact, in violation of nearly all existing legislation. And Stalinism's evils had the Estonians, just a year later, greeting German invaders with open arms. But trading one totalitarian dictator for another didn't solve the problem.
 

Tags: estonia, soviet union, nazi germany
By Eugenia Sokolskaya

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