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Old 20-03-2017, 04:46 PM   #107
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Following the Bolshevik takeover of power in Russia after the October Revolution of 1917 and German victories against the Russian army, between the Russian Red Army's retreat and the arrival of advancing German troops, the Committee of Elders of the Maapäev issued the Estonian Declaration of Independence in Pärnu on 23 and in Tallinn on 24 February 1918..The Germans stayed until November when, with the end of the war in the west, the soldiers returned to Germany, leaving a vacuum which allowed the Bolshevik troops to move into Estonia..This caused the Estonian War of Independence, which lasted 14 months..Estonia maintained its independence for 22 years..The fate of Estonia in the Second World War was decided by the German–Soviet Non-aggression Pact and its Secret Additional Protocol of August 1939.. Joseph Stalin gained Adolf Hitler's agreement to divide Eastern Europe into "spheres of special interest" according to the Molotov–Ribbentrop Pact..

Independence Hall, 16 Rothschild Boulevard, Tel Aviv, Israel..

On 24 September, warships of the Red Navy appeared off Estonian ports and Soviet bombers began a patrol over Tallinn and the nearby countryside..On 12 June 1940, the order for a total military blockade of Estonia was given to the Soviet Baltic Fleet..On 14 , while the world's attention was focused on the fall of Paris to Nazi Germany a day earlier, the Soviet military blockade of Estonia went into effect..Most of the Estonian Defence Forces surrendered according to the orders of the Estonian government, believing that resistance was useless, and they were disarmed by the Red Army..On 6 August 1940, Estonia was annexed by the Soviet Union as the Estonian SSR..When the German Operation Barbarossa started against the Soviet Union, about 34,000 young Estonian men were forcibly drafted into the Red Army, fewer than 30% of whom survived the war..Political prisoners who could not be evacuated were executed by the NKVD..After Germany invaded the Soviet Union on 22 June 1941, the Wehrmacht crossed the Estonian southern border on 7 July - The Red Army retreated behind the Pärnu River – Emajõgi line on 12..At the end of July the Germans resumed their advance in Estonia, working in tandem with the Estonian Forest Brothers - Janis Pinups (10 May 1925 — 15 June 2007) was the last of the World War II Forest brothers, who only came out of hiding in 1995, at the age of 70..All that warfare seemed senseless to me, like the fact our troops were being driven directly upon the German tanks..Luckily, I didn't have to shoot once in this war - Let your plans be dark and impenetrable as night, and when you move, fall like a thunderbolt..

Defiance - The Bielski OTriad..

Both German troops and Estonian partisans took Narva on 17 August and the Estonian capital Tallinn on 28.. After the Soviets were driven out from Estonia, German troops disarmed all the partisan groups..The Germans used Estonia's resources for their war effort; for the duration of the occupation Estonia was incorporated into the German province of Ostland..The Germans and their collaborators also carried out The Holocaust in Estonia in which they established a network of concentration camps and murdered thousands of Estonian Jews and Estonian Gypsies, other Estonians, non-Estonian Jews, and Soviet POW..Some Estonians, unwilling to side directly with the Nazis, joined the Finnish Army (which was allied with the Nazis) to fight against the Soviet Union.. The Finnish Infantry Regiment 200 (soomepoisid) was formed out of Estonian volunteers in Finland.. Although many Estonians were recruited into the German armed forces (Etonian Waffen-SS), the majority of them did so only in 1944 when the threat of a new invasion of Estonia by the Red Army had become imminent.. In response to the continuing insurgency against Soviet rule, more than 20,000 Estonians were forcibly deported either to labour camps or to Siberia..After the Second World War, as part of the goal to more fully integrate Estonia into the Soviet Union, mass deportations were conducted in Estonia and the policy of encouraging Russian immigration to the country continued..Material damage caused by the world war and the following Soviet era significantly slowed Estonia's economic growth, resulting in a wide wealth gap in comparison with neighbouring Finland & Sweden..Militarization was another aspect of the Soviet state..Immigration was another effect of Soviet occupation..During the "Singing Revolution", in a landmark demonstration for more independence, more than 2,000,000 people formed a human chain stretching through Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia, called the Baltic Way..The first country to diplomatically recognise Estonia's reclaimed independence was Iceland... we're at the top university in the world..People like us don't make mistakes, do we?..All warfare is based on deception..I'm sick to fucking death..of poor people!..There is no instance of a nation benefitting from prolonged warfare..Yeah..You know, it occurs to me that the best way you hurt rich people is by turning them into poor people..Management of many is the same as management of few..It is a matter of organization..Back to the trenches boys..Excuse me, I'm in charge here!...

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