Documentary examines the architectural aspirations of Ulmanis' dictatorship

  • 2020-10-30
LTV's series of short historical documentaries continues under the banner of 'The Keys' with a look at one of the most controversial periods of Latvian history. A coup d'etat in 1934 saw Kārlis Ulmanis transformed from a hero of the independence struggle to a much more equivocal figure. Initially attempting to justify his power grab as a necessary to restore stability to the country, as the years passed he drifted ever further into the sort of extreme nationalism that was gripping a large part of Europe. The documentary concentrates on o...
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