On February 24 Estonia celebrates the centenary of its independence. The Lithuanians will do the same a week before and in Latvia the festivities will take place in November. It’s not a secret that Estonia’s Baltic neighbours have been somewhat envious with regard to Estonia’s socio-economic and democratic performance. However, if one takes a wider perspective on Baltic history, it becomes evident that Estonia hasn’t always been the Baltic frontrunner, it’s just that several unusual twists and turns throughout the 20th century have enabled Estonia to become the...
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