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Estonia : return to independence

Author: Rein Taagepera
Publisher: Boulder : Westview Press, 1993.
Series: Westview series on the post-Soviet republics.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In this book, the author explores the remarkable changes in Estonia since 1980 - including its successful bid for sovereignty in 1991 - and frames his picture within the larger picture of the Soviet Union and its demise.
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Taagepera, Rein.
Estonia.
Boulder : Westview Press, 1993
(OCoLC)624407739
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Rein Taagepera
ISBN: 0813311993 9780813311999 0813317037 9780813317038
OCLC Number: 26586227
Description: xv, 268 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1. Estonia's Role in the World. A Laboratory of Peaceful Methods of Political Struggle. A Model Cultural Autonomy for Minorities. The Importance of Being the Smallest. A Bridge Between Western and Eastern Europe. Estonia's Contribution to World Culture --
2. From Prehistory to World War I. Prehistory. Independent Estonia, A.D. 1200. German Rule, 1227-1561. Swedish Rule, 1561-1710. Early Russian Rule: The Peaking of Serfdom, 1710-1860. Estonian National Awakening Versus Russification, 1860-1917. How Estonia Was Prepared for Independence --
3. Independence and World War II. Achievement of Independence, 1917-1920. Years of Peace, 1920-1939. The Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact and the First Soviet Occupation, 1939-1941. German Occupation and Soviet Reoccupation 1941-1945. Why Independence Did Not Last --
4. Soviet Occupation. Years of Genocide, 1945-1953. Years of Hope, 1954-1968. Years of Suffocation, 1968-1980. Why Sovietization Failed --
5. History Starts to Move. The False Start, 1980-1981. The Peak of Stagnation, 1982-1986. The Phosphate Spring and Hirvepark, 1987 --
6. The Quest for Autonomy. The Economic Autonomy Debate, September 1987-March 1988. The Spring of the Flag, April-October 1988. The Winter of Sovereignty, November 1988-April 1989. The Summer of the MRP Debate, May-September 1989. How Moscow Missed the Train on Autonomy --
7. The Quest for Independence. Estonian Congress and Supreme Council Elections, October 1989-March 1990. From ESSR to Occupied Republic of Estonia, April-December 1990. Independence Referendum, January-June 1991. Independence Regained, July-September 1991. Why Independence Was Recovered --
8. Independence in an Interdependent World. Economy. Ethnic Relations. Social Problems. Foreign and Military Relations. Domestic Politics. Estonia Looks to the Future --
Appendix: Basic Data and Chronology.
Series Title: Westview series on the post-Soviet republics.
Responsibility: Rein Taagepera.
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