1939-1945. Estonia and World War II

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  • Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact and Soviet military bases

    ​The biggest problem for the winning countries of WW I and the League of Nations in the second half of the 1930s was the unchecked ...
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  • Soviet occupation and takeover of Estonia in 1940

    ​In April 1940 Germany invaded Denmark and Norway and started its offensive against the Benelux countries and France. In mid-June, when the Wehrmacht was about ...
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  • German invasion of Estonia in 1941

    ​On 22 June 1941 Germany declared war against the Soviet Union. Occupying Estonia was of secondary importance. The main aim was to conquer Leningrad. The ...
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  • German occupation in Estonia 1941-1944

    ​Germany had no intention of restoring the independence of the countries occupied by the Soviet Union in 1940. The Baltic countries and Belarus were now ...
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  • The Red Army invasion of Estonia in 1944

    ​Warfare reached the Estonian territory again in February 1944, when the Red Army broke the Leningrad blockade and quickly moved westwards. Despite the pessimism of ...
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