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Forest Brothers
The Forest Brothers (Estonian: metsavennad) were the Estonian partisans who waged guerrilla warfare against Soviet rule during the Soviet invasion and occupation of the three Baltic states during, and after, World War II.
Konstantin Päts
Päts acquired a law degree from the University of Tartu in 1898 and became a leading figure in the Estonian nationalist movement as the editor of newspaper Tallinna Teataja. As head of the Salvation Committee, Päts issued the Estonian declaration of independence on 24 February 1918.
Johannes Vares
When the Soviet military occupation of Estonia began in June 1940, Soviet Politburo member Andrei Zhdanov was dispatched to Tallinn to oversee the Sovietization of country. Zhdanov chose Vares to be the new prime minister of the pro-Soviet government.
Enn Tarto
Tarto was the final Estonian political prisoner to be freed from the gulag in 1988. Upon his return to Estonia, Tarto has been active in politics, first as an independence movement activist and then serving as a member of the national parliament.
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Estonia
Location:  Northeastern Europe
Capital:  Tallinn
Communist Rule:  1940-1941 / 1944-1991
Status:  Independence restored - 20.08.91
Victims of Communism:
unknown