1945–1985. The Soviet Period

Table of Contents

  • The Cold War and Estonia

    ​WWII totally changed the world balance of forces. The impact of the Soviet Union, as one of the winner states, on the decision-making in world ...
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  • Estonia as a Soviet republic

    ​The Estonian Soviet Socialist Republic was one of the fifteen union republics of the USSR; it had some characteristics of a state – a territory, bodies ...
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  • Opposition to the regime

    The majority of Estonians opposed the re-establishment of the Soviet power, expressed in both passive and active resistance to the regime. Between 1944 and 1953 ...
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  • Politics of violence of the regime

    ​Politics of violence exercised by the Soviet regime was various and directed against different classes of the population with the aim of totally submitting society ...
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  • The command economy and its consequences

    ​The Estonian Republic had been grounded on farm-based agriculture and industry depending on local resources and labour force. The breaking down of the Estonian economic ...
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  • Control over cultural life

    ​WWII and the re-establishment of the Soviet regime in 1944 split the so far integral Estonian culture into two parts: cultural lives in exile and ...
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